Bachelor's Programme English and American Studies

Curriculum (2015W)

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Duration/ ECTS-Credits
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Admission Requirements 
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture

Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6

0231 Language Acquisition

Study Code
C 033 612

Supplemental examination
Supplemental examination in Latin is required before completion of the bachelor's degree programme if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school.

* Information on the Curriculum (2015W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
 available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

(1)  Within the scope of the Studies and Orientation Period, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:

  1. SL Reading/Writing I (CM 1 lit. b/2 hrs. /2.5 ECTS-Credits),
  2. SL Language Awareness I (CM 1 lit. c/2 hrs./2.5 ECTS-Credits),
  3. VO Introduction to English Synchronic Linguistics (CM 5 lit. a/2 hrs. /2.5 ECTS-Credits),
  4. VO Introduction to British and Postcolonial Literary Studies (CM 10 lit. a/2 hrs./2.5 ECTS-Credits),
  5. VO Introduction to American Literary Studies (CM 10 lit. b/2 hrs./2.5 ECTS-Credits).

(2)  Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period entitles to passing all further courses and examinations and to writing the Bachelor’s Thesis.

(3)  Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period courses amounting to 17.5 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The registration requirements listed in the curriculum must be adhered to.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Language System I: Focus on Language Constituents
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction: English Linguistics
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction: Literary Studies
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction: Cultural Studies
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Media Studies

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Language System II: Focus on Language in Context
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Survey of English Linguistics
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Advanced: British and Post-Colonial Literary Studies
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Gender Studies

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Focus on Language Usage I
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Focus on Special Fields of English Linguistics
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Focus on Method and Innovation in English Linguistics
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Advanced: American Literay Studies
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Critical Area Studies I or Critical Area Studies II

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Focus on Language Usage II
10.0 ECTS-Credits: English Linguistics: Review and Outlook

    two modules have to be chosen
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Professional Language Skills: Interlingual Mediation
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Professional Language Skills: Editing and Proofreading
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Professional Language Skills: Professional and Academic Writing

2.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Modules

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Seminars in Literary and Cultural Studies
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Cultural Studies I or Cultural Studies II
17.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Modules

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor's Thesis I
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor's Thesis II
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Individual focus

Studienverlauf_BA Anglistik und Amerikanistik_2015_en

Course Sequence


As part of the Bachelor’s Programme, a Minor of 30 ECTS-Credits can be completed.

More information and a list of possible Minors can be found at:

Extension Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Extension Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Extension Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 20.9= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 31.8
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 28.8
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum cirteria 18.5
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Innrain 52d

Associate Dean of Studies
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Reinhard Heuberger

Dean of Studies
Mag. Dr. Elisabeth De Felip-Jaud

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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