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British Studies B.A.


Combined Bachelor of Arts

Program structure

Combinatorial degree programs: These programs combine either a bachelor's subject with a second major subject, or a bachelor's subject with two minor subjects.
You can choose (almost) all the subjects offered by the three philosophical faculties. In addition, second majors and minors can be chosen in business administration, economics, business information systems (only as a second major), and it may be possible to apply to take a second major or minor in further subjects.

Subject are put together in the following combinations:

  • either: 1 bachelor's subject (including the thesis) + 1 second major
  •  or: 1 bachelor's subject (including the thesis) + 2 minor subjects

List of subjects involved

Special features


British Studies at the University of Regensburg covers the entire range of the literatures and cultures of the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the English-speaking world (with the exception of North America) from the Middle Ages to the immediate present. It deals with textual as well as visual, material, performative, and virtual representations and interpretations of the cultures it researches, and within this, above all with the methods of literary and cultural studies, linguistics, media studies, and gender studies. In the context of both the history of the British Empire and globalisation, postcolonial texts and theoretical approaches as well as intercultural issues are of particular importance. The aim of teaching British Studies and British Studies research is a historically informed, culturally differentiated, and academically reflected understanding of the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the English-speaking world.

The main foci of British Studies at the University of Regensburg currently include but are not limited to: literatures and cultures of the United Kingdom in the 19th and 20th centuries, contemporary British culture and media, gender studies, early modern studies, science and literature studies as well as postcolonial studies.

British Studies can be chosen as a major, as a second major, or as a minor in the B.A. programme.

In the first semesters (core modules), the programme offers a broad basic qualification in English and American literature and cultural studies, linguistics, and language practice. The intermediate and advanced modules are intensively dedicated to the subject-specific contents, theories, and methods of British Studies.

Building on the B.A. programme British Studies, the University of Regensburg offers the consecutive M.A. programme British Studies (see here).

Professional prospects / competencies

Typical occupational fields traditionally include literature and publishing, journalism, media, advertising, public relations, internal communications, as well as social, political and cultural institutions (also administration, librarianship).

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

We recommend all students develop specializations aiding their future careers by arranging suitable internships.

Disciplines involved

American Studies, British Studies, English Linguistics

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 6 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

180 ECTS credits overall;
comprising 90 ECTS credits in the bachelor's subject, 60 ECTS credits in the second subject and 30 ECTS credits in each minor subject

Language of instruction


Program can be started

In the winter and in the summer term

What qualities do I need to have?

  • Good communication skills and ability to express yourself
  • Interest in other cultures
  • Interest in academic content
  • Willingness to read and write a lot
  • Willingness to deal with abstract problems and the ability to work independently
  • Very good English language skills
  • Basic skills in at least one additional foreign language or the willingness to aquire these during your studies

Restricted admittance

No admission restriction based on grades

Legal requirements for admission

A requirement is a general higher education entrance qualification, a subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a vocational qualification.

Application deadline(s)

Information for international applicants.

Registration dates and deadlines

Information on the dates for enrolment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Language skills needed

Before registering for the bachelor's thesis, at the latest, language skills must be demonstrated in one foreign language (in addition to English) to the level of at least A1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

These skills can also be obtained during your studies. The SFA (non-degree foreign language courses) department offers the relevant courses for this.

Information regarding German language proficiency for international students.

Documents needed (to apply / register)

Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Information on the application documents for international applicants.

Contact within the faculty

Degree program coordinator and student advisory service:

Gabriele Mödl, M.A.

Claudia Trotzke, M.A.

Contact data and counseling hours


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