In this master’s course, students can expand and deepen the skills they have acquired in their bachelor’s degree in specialist sciences, language acquisition, specialist didactics and educational sciences with a clearly job-related focus.

The students acquire central oral and written skills in the English language for school and teaching, they deal with literature and media at a high academic level and improve their ability to apply methods of modern linguistics to various texts and discourses. They acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in educational sciences and subject didactics that allow them to analyze, plan and evaluate foreign language teaching and learning processes. In the teaching internships, they gain their first action-oriented experience in the professional field and thereby expand their ability to systematically reflect on foreign language teaching.


The master’s degree for a teaching position with subject 1 English is studied with subject 2; the teaching-related subject combination is specified by the previous bachelor’s degree.

The modules in the table below are expanded by modules from the other subject. The educational science modules listed in the table are completed once, regardless of subject 1 and subject 2.

Students who write their master's thesis in English didactics must complete the English Didactics module: Development, research and evaluation variant 2. Students who do not write their master's thesis in English must instead complete the module in English: Development, Research and Evaluation Variant 1.

The structure and course of the course are regulated by the course and examination regulations. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. It defines the type and requirements of the examination performance of the modules and the master's examination. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

The master's thesis can be completed in the specialist field, in educational science or in the subject didactics of subject 1 or 2 and should show that the students are able to independently work on and present a research task using scientific methods. After successfully completing the study program, the university degree Master of Education (M.Ed.) is awarded.

Modules of the course

Technical and didactic modules
module Selected topics in English didactics
module Learner language - English
module Written and oral language skills in class - English
module Subject didactics in English: development, research and evaluation variant 1 or 2
module Practical school studies in English as a subject - subject 1 or subject 2
If you study English as subject 1: one specialization module
If you study English as a subject 2: two specialization modules
Advanced modules D1  Modernity and Alterity in the Literatures of Medieval Britain
Specialization modules D2 Literary Studies: Periods - Genres - Concepts
Specialization modules D3 Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures
Specialization modules D4 Culture - Gender - Media
Advanced modules D5 Sociolinguistics and Varieties of English
Specialization modules D6 Structure of English
Advanced modules D7 Semantics and Pragmatics
Advanced modules D8 Language change
Educational modules
module Learning support and motivation to learn
module Educational diagnostics
module Learning research project


To be admitted to the master’s degree in teaching, applicants must demonstrate the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree related to this master’s degree with an integrative study of two subjects and professional teaching related to teaching (educational science and subject didactics), or an equivalent other university degree.

The teacher training-related subject combination from the previous Bachelor's degree must be retained. The core subject of the bachelor's degree is studied as subject 1, the modules of the bachelor's degree as subject 


Graduates have in-depth scientific knowledge and advanced professional skills.                          

A successfully completed three-year bachelor's degree and a subsequent two-year master's degree with (up to) two-year preparatory service lead to the office of the student council.

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