Sample Timetables:
Track "English Literature and Linguistics"

Disclaimer: The applicable legal regulations can be found in the framework ordinance (Rahmenverordnung) and the program regulation (Studienordnung) for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The information below is for illustrative purposes only and should be regarded as a recommendation. In case of any contradictions between this document and the legal regulations or between the German version and a translation, only the legal regulations or the German version, respectively, have legal bearing.

Preliminary Remarks

The following sample timetables suggest some of the ways in which one can study the recommended "Literature & Linguistics" track of the Master Major in English Literature and/or Linguistics (90 ECTS).

There are three examples for students who study full-time and who intend to complete their studies in four semesters. In addition, there are two examples for part-time students with a two-third workload (i.e. 66.7%).

Note: None of these sample timetables are binding; they are intended as examples or 'templates.'

 

Full-Time Students: Three Examples

Important: It is not mandatory to complete one's studies in four semesters. (Students with additional requirements ("Auflagen") will almost certainly need five or more semesters to complete their studies.)

Sample Timetable for Full-Time Students (Example 1)

  • This is a sample timetable for students who want to start with both Literature and Linguistics in the first semester of their Master studies.
  • Students can start their studies either in the fall or in the spring semester.
  • In the case of two-semester modules, the total number of ECTS points is 'spread out' over two semesters.
  • In principle, it is possible to go abroad at any point. However, the final semester is not ideal for a stay abroad. Please consult the Study Abroad section of the ES website for more details.
Sem. Modules ECTS Total
1

Writing Skills and Popular Culture (I)

Methods and Theories in English Linguistics

Reading Literary and Critical Theory (I)

- free choice from all module groups

3 (of 6)

6

3 (of 6)

3

 

 15

2

- Writing Skills and Popular Culture (II)

- Reading Literary and Critical Theory (II)

Research Seminar Literature (I)

Research Seminar Linguistics (I)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

6 (of 9)

6 (of 9)

 

 18

3

- Research Seminar Literature (II)

- Research Seminar Linguistics (II)

- Additional Research Seminar (I)*

Master Thesis (I)

3 (of 9)

3 (of 9)

6 (of 9)

15 (of 30)

 

 27

4

- Additional Research Seminar (II)

- free choice from all module groups

- Master Thesis (II)

3 (of 9)

12

15 (of 30)

 

 30

       90

* Additional Research Seminar in either Literature or Linguistics

Sample Timetable for Full-Time Students (Example 2)

  • This is a sample timetable for students who want to do mainly Linguistics in the first semester and then add courses in Literature from the second semester of studies at Master level. (Note: This is only advisable for students who have a very thorough background in Linguistics.)
  • Students can start their studies either in the fall or in the spring semester.
  • In the case of two-semester modules, the total number of ECTS points is 'spread out' over two semesters.
  • In principle, it is possible to go abroad at any point. However, the final semester is not ideal for a stay abroad. Please consult the Study Abroad section of the ES website for more details.
Sem. Modules ECTS Total
1

Writing Skills and Popular Culture (I)

Methods and Theories in English Linguistics

Research Seminar Linguistics (I)

3 (of 6)

6

6 (of 9)

 

 15

2

- Writing Skills and Popular Culture (II)

- Research Seminar Linguistics (II)

Reading Literary and Critical Theory (I)

Research Seminar Literature (I)

- free choice from all module groups

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

6 (of 9)

3

 

 18

3

- Reading Literary and Critical Theory (II)

- Research Seminar Literature (II)

- Additional Research Seminar (I)*

Master Thesis (I)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 9)

6 (of 9)

15 (of 30)

 

 27

4

- Additional Research Seminar (II)

- free choice from all module groups

- Master Thesis (II)

3 (of 9)

12

15 (of 30)

 

 30

       90

* Additional Research Seminar in either Literature or Linguistics

Sample Timetable for Full-Time Students (Example 3)

  • This is a sample timetable for students who want to do mainly Literature in the first semester and then add courses in Linguistics from the second semester of studies at Master level. (Note: This is only advisable for students who have a very thorough background in Literary Studies.)
  • Students can start their studies either in the fall or in the spring semester.
  • In the case of two-semester modules, the total number of ECTS points is 'spread out' over two semesters.
  • In principle, it is possible to go abroad at any point. However, the final semester is not ideal for a stay abroad. Please consult the Study Abroad section of the ES website for more details.
Sem. Modules ECTS Total
1

Writing Skills and Popular Culture (I)

Reading Literary and Critical Theory (I)

Research Seminar Literature (I)

- free choice from all module groups

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

6 (of 9)

3

 

 15

2

- Writing Skills and Popular Culture (II)

- Reading Literary and Critical Theory (II)

- Research Seminar Literature (II)

Methods and Theories in English Linguistics

- free choice from all module groups

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 9)

6

3

 

 18

3

Research Seminar Linguistics (I)

- Additional Research Seminar (I)*

Master Thesis (I)

6 (of 9)

6 (of 9)

15 (of 30)

 

 27

4

- Research Seminar Linguistics (II)

- Additional Research Seminar (II)

- free choice from all module groups

- Master Thesis (II)

3 (of 9)

3 (of 9)

9

15 (of 30)

 

 30

       90

* Additional Research Seminar in either Literature or Linguistics

 

Part-Time Students: Three Examples

Important: While there is no minimum number of credits required per semester, a workload of 60% or more is recommended. (The three examples below are for a two-thirds workload.)

Sample Timetable for Part-Time Students: 66.7% (Example 1)

  • Students can start their studies either in the fall or in the spring semester.
  • In the case of two-semester modules, the total number of ECTS points is 'spread out' over two semesters.
  • A full-time workload is 30 ECTS per semester (Major and Minor combined). However, students are free to reduce the workload per semester, thus allowing for part-time study (i.e. there is no minimum number of credits required per semester).
  • The total number of credits for a 66.7% workload is c. 20 ECTS per semester (Major and Minor combined).
  • As the overall requirements for the Master degree stay the same (120 ECTS), taking fewer credits per semester means that one will need more time to complete one's studies.
  • Depending on the requirements of your Minor, the template below will have to be adjusted.
  • In principle, it is possible to go abroad at any point. However, the first and the final semesters are not ideal for a stay abroad. Please consult the Study Abroad section of the ES website for more details.
Sem. Modules ECTS Total
1

Writing Skills and Popular Culture (I)

Methods and Theories in English Linguistics

Reading Literary and Critical Theory (I)

3 (of 6)

6

3 (of 6)

 

 12

2

- Writing Skills and Popular Culture (II)

- Reading Literary and Critical Theory (II)

Research Seminar Linguistics (I)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

6 (of 9)

 

 12

3

- Research Seminar Linguistics (II)

Research Seminar Literature (I)

- free choice from all module groups

3 (of 6)

6 (of 9)

6

 

 15

4

- Research Seminar Literature (II)

- Additional Research Seminar (I)

- free choice from all module groups

3 (of 9)

6 (of 9)

6

 

 15

5

- Additional Research Seminar (II)

Master Thesis (I)

3 (of 9)

15 (of 30)

18
6

- Master Thesis (II)

- free choice from all module groups

15 (of 30)

3

18
       90

* Additional Research Seminar in either Literature or Linguistics

Sample Timetable for Part-Time Students: 66.7% (Example 2)

  • Students can start their studies either in the fall or in the spring semester.
  • In the case of two-semester modules, the total number of ECTS points is 'spread out' over two semesters.
  • A full-time workload is 30 ECTS per semester (Major and Minor combined). However, students are free to reduce the workload per semester, thus allowing for part-time study (i.e. there is no minimum number of credits required per semester).
  • The total number of credits for a 66.7% workload is c. 20 ECTS per semester (Major and Minor combined).
  • As the overall requirements for the Master degree stay the same (120 ECTS), taking fewer credits per semester means that one will need more time to complete one's studies.
  • Depending on the requirements of your Minor, the template below will have to be adjusted.
  • In principle, it is possible to go abroad at any point. However, the first and the final semesters are not ideal for a stay abroad. Please consult the Study Abroad section of the ES website for more details.
Sem. Modules ECTS Total
1

Writing Skills and Popular Culture (I)

Methods and Theories in English Linguistics

- free choice from all module groups

3 (of 6)

6

3

 

 12

2

- Writing Skills and Popular Culture (II)

Reading Literary and Critical Theory (I)

Research Seminar Linguistics (I)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

6 (of 9)

 

 12

3

- Reading Literary and Critical Theory (II)

- Research Seminar Linguistics (II)

Research Seminar Literature (I)

- free choice from all module groups

3 (of 6)

3 (of 9)

6 (of 9)

3

 

 15

4

- Research Seminar Literature (II)

- Additional Research Seminar (I)

- free choice from all module groups

3 (of 9)

6 (of 9)

6

 

 15

5

- Additional Research Seminar (II)

Master Thesis (I)

3 (of 9)

15 (of 30)

18
6

- Master Thesis (II)

- free choice from all module groups

15 (of 30)

3

18
       90

* Additional Research Seminar in either Literature or Linguistics

Sample Timetable for Part-Time Students: 66.7% (Example 3)

  • Students can start their studies either in the fall or in the spring semester.
  • In the case of two-semester modules, the total number of ECTS points is 'spread out' over two semesters.
  • A full-time workload is 30 ECTS per semester (Major and Minor combined). However, students are free to reduce the workload per semester, thus allowing for part-time study (i.e. there is no minimum number of credits required per semester).
  • The total number of credits for a 66.7% workload is c. 20 ECTS per semester (Major and Minor combined).
  • As the overall requirements for the Master degree stay the same (120 ECTS), taking fewer credits per semester means that one will need more time to complete one's studies.
  • Depending on the requirements of your Minor, the template below will have to be adjusted.
  • In principle, it is possible to go abroad at any point. However, the first and the final semesters are not ideal for a stay abroad. Please consult the Study Abroad section of the ES website for more details.
Sem. Modules ECTS Total
1

Writing Skills and Popular Culture (I)

Reading Literary and Critical Theory (I)

- free choice from all module groups

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

6

 

 12

2

- Writing Skills and Popular Culture (II)

- Reading Literary and Critical Theory (II)

Methods and Theories in English Linguistics

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

6

 

 12

3

Research Seminar Linguistics (I)

Research Seminar Literature (I)

- free choice from all module groups

6 (of 9)

6 (of 9)

3

 

 15

4

- Research Seminar Linguistics (II)

- Research Seminar Literature (II)

- Additional Research Seminar (I)

- free choice from all module groups

3 (of 9)

3 (of 9)

6 (of 9)

3

 

 15

5

- Additional Research Seminar (II)

Master Thesis (I)

3 (of 9)

15 (of 30)

18
6

- Master Thesis (II)

- free choice from all module groups

15 (of 30)

3

18
       90

* Additional Research Seminar in either Literature or Linguistics