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Courses Taught in English for Exchange Students

The following information is only relevant for exchange students. Students who do not come within an exchange agreement but want to apply as degree seeking students should see our information on English-taught degree programs.

Here is the link to the course catalogue for the winter semester semester 2016/17.

How to Use the Online Course Catalogue (LSF):

If you have difficulties handling the LSF course catalogue, please download our short guide. Please check in the first line of the course catalogue whether you have opened the right semester. You can choose between different semesters!

The following departments and faculties offer courses taught in English on a regular basis.

Please note that this course information is liable to changes.

American Studies, British Studies, English Linguistics

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Basically all courses offered in American Studies, British Studies and English Linugistics are taught in English.

Link to UR course catalogue

A commented course catalogue is available on the departmental homepage. For course descriptions skip the first pages and go directly to page 8.

Link to the departmental website


The Faculty for Biology (including Biochemistry) and Pre-medical Studies offers a large number of courses taught in English. You will find a complete list of all courses including course descriptions on the departmental homepage.

You will also find a list of courses suitable for exchange students for the winter semester 2016/17 in the online course catalogue (LSF)

Business, Economics, Management Information Systems, Real Estate

List of courses taught in English

Overview: List of courses taught in English or partly in English (pdf): summer and winter semester

This list includes e.g. the number of credits, study level, and course type.

Summer Semester 2016 - course catalogue

Winter Semester 2016/17 - course catalogue

Course descriptions for courses taught in English:

course descriptions (summer and winter semester)

Link to departmental page

European American Studies, Political Science

European American Studies (EAM)

The Master of European-American Studies is an international, interdisciplinary four-semester program that provides more specialized study of European-American relations in the past and present, as well as in a wide variety of contexts. Topics in fields of research such as political science, history, economy, literature, culture and language are analysed from a comparative, transnational perspective.

This M.A. program includes an internship and focuses on a scholarly understanding of, and research expertise in, the field of European-American relations. It is a program offered in cooperation between Political Science and American Studies.

Module descriptions

Winter Semester 2016/17: American Studies and special course offer for Master's students

Summer Semester 2016: American Studies and special courses for Master's students

Political Science

Political Science

Other courses taught in English in Social Sciences


Every semester Education offers some courses in English.

Each summer semester additional courses are offered within the double degree program German-Finish Master in Education.

Summer semester 2016

Winter semester 2016/17


Psychology offers several courses in English. Some of these courses are part of the international master's program Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences. This program is part of the Elite Network of Bavaria. Exchange students may take courses within this program as long as they meet the requirements.

Current courses taught in English (winter semester 2016/17)

Courses taught in English/German (winter semester 2016/17)


Overview: List of courses taught in English (Bachelor courses). Master courses are taught in English on demand.

Module discriptions in English:

Link to the departmental homepage

Link to course catalogue (winter 2016/17)

Please note that the majority of courses in Chemistry are taught in English on demand. Please contact the instructor as soon as possible, if you need instruction in English.


The Faculty of Mathematics offers a large number of courses taught in English. 

A complete course list can be found on the departmental homepage.

Physics / Computational Science

Other departments

The following department have a small number of courses taught in English which varies from semester to semester.

Catholic Theology  offers the possibility to do an independet project in basically all subject areas.

The Faculty of Philosophy, Art History, History, and Humanities offers individual courses with varying topics.

Former course catalogues

Our online course catalogue offers the possibility to browse through former catalogues. You only need to select the required semester in the top line of the catalogue.

If you have difficulties handling the LSF course catalogue, please download our short guide.

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English-taught Degree Programs

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