International degree programmes

The Faculty is constantly expanding its range of international degree programmes and courses. Even German taught programmes frequently offer courses in English or another foreign language. Guest lecturers enrich the subjects in form, content, and culturally. Please be aware, that due to a constantly changing teaching programme, we do not offer lists of courses taught in English. Some degree programmes offer the possibility of a double degree. Our international degree programmes are either completely taught in English, or partly in German, English or Spanish.

Double Degree programmes

Joint degree with Université Clermont Auvergne.

B.A. Literatur und Buch

Double degree with Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.

  • for subject combination of Germanistik and Iberoromanistik

B.A. Germanistik – Iberoromanistik

Double degree with Università per stranieri in Siena, Italy.

  • for subject combination of Germanistik and Italoromanistik

B.A. Germanistik – Italoromanistik

Double degree with partner universities

  • Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
  • Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem Budapest, Hungary
  • Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach (Kattowitz), Poland
  • Université de Lorraine, France
  • Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Stellenbosch University, RSA

Funded with support from the European Commission as Erasmus Mundus programme. Scholarships are available.


Degree programmes in languages other than German

DEIS is a most popular and multi-disciplinary study programme. It is economics-centred and has four required core module pairs:

  • Development Economics
  • International Economics
  • International Business Ethics
  • Research Methods

In addition to these four core module pairs, students in the DEIS programme take at least one required regional module pair. These regional modules include the Economies of China, East- and Southeast Asia and USA, Population Studies of Southern Africa, Mexican Foreign Policy and Latin American International Relations, Energy and Development in the Middle East and North Africa, Business and Society in Latin America and other.

As a student of DEIS, you will become part of a wide net of students and alumni, who keep in touch after graduation on a personal and professional basis.

Language of instruction: English

Development Economics and International Studies

This International Master will provide you with insight, knowledge, and experience in ways of promoting health through physical activity and exercise for the prevention and rehabilitation of diseases. You will enjoy the benefits of small classes. Through active participation, you gain knowledge and experience by

  • conceptualising intervention strategies for the promotion of physical activity and public health policies
  • implementing physical activity and health promotion measures within specific settings and for specific target groups
  • developing and implementing measures for individual physical activity and health promotion programmes for specific people who are prone to certain diseases and health risks
  • quality assurance and management of specific physical activity and health promotion measures
  • scientific evaluation of specific physical activity and health promotion programmes

Students from 30+ nations are enrolled in our programme. Our students have degrees from various disciplines such as Sport Science, Physical Education, Medicine and Surgery, Public Health, Psychology, Physiotherapie, Sociology, or Communication. We value the diverse cultural and interdisciplinary backgrounds of our students.

Language of instruction: English

Physical Activity and Health

This interdisciplinary and international master programme (Master of Arts) is directed by internationally known Professor Heiner Bielefeldt, Chair in Human Rights and Human Rights Policy and UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. The programme encompasses

  • courses on the philosophical, political and legal foundations of human rights
  • courses on special areas of human rights

Admission requires at least one year of professional experience either in the area of human rights or in combination with practical experience in human rights work on a volunteer basis.

Language of instruction: English

Human Rights

SDAC is an interdisciplinary study programme that allows the students to acquire profound academic and methodological knowledge, as well as additional key skills regarding decision-making processes in East Asia. Students may choose their academic focus (linguistic-cultural, comparative-philosophical, cultural-religious). During their obligatory stay at the European Centre for Chinese Studies (ECCS) in Beijing, students will be given the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to both academic and everyday situations in China.

The programme requires a BA degree of variable disciplinary orientation.

Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures is part of the Elite Network of Bavaria.

Language of instruction: English

Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures

North American Studies at Erlangen has a unique research and study profile, positioning and analyzing the United States in a hemispheric and transatlantic web of relations. Besides the U.S., studies focus on Canada and the Anglophone Caribbean. North American Studies combines

  • area-specific cultural studies cultural history, general cultural theory, and literary studies
  • a culturally and media-specific approach, including literary theory and literary history

Language of instruction: English

North American Studies

MA English Studies is a consecutive two-year full-time course (or four-year part-time course) with a total of 120 ECTS points (60 ECTS/30ECTS points per academic year). It is a taught course with a strong research orientation in the fields Culture and Literature or Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. It offers in-depth study of these fields with specific focus on the areas:

  • Literary studies: relations between literature and other discourses, e.g. philosophy, politics, religion etc.,
  • Cultural Studies: cultural history, processes of cultural and medial translation
  • Linguistics: theoretical linguistics and its application to the description of English, including the perspective of foreign language learning.

Language of instruction: English (Linguistics), English/German (Cultural Studies and Literature)

English Studies

En el MA The Americas / Las Américas se analizan procesos culturales, políticos y sociales de las Américas a nivel regional, interregional y transregional. La carrera interdisciplinaria combina estudios culturales, literatura, ciencias políticas y sociales con focalización en América Latina, en América del Norte y en perspectiva comparada. Las competencias adquiridas habilitan para trabajar en áreas vinculadas con la administración cultural, en instituciones internacionales, en el campo editorial y publicístico, en organizaciones de formación política y otros.

El programa tiene una duración de 4 semestres y puede estudiarse sin tener conocimientos de alemán.

Requisitos: Examen de grado en estudios norteamericanos, latinoamericanos, anglística o romanística, o bien otro examen de grado von vinculación regional; nivel de lengua C1 para inglés y B2 para español o viceversa según el Marco Común Europeo de Referencia (o equivalentes).

Language of instruction: English/Spanish

The Americas/Las Américas

The EMLex promotes the international and interdisciplinary training of lexicographers. In its present structure, it is unique worldwide. The study plan includes lexicographical theories and methods at excellence level, while maintaining a pronounced applicability of the contents, e.g. creating a dictionary and working in the fields of language technology and information management. Last but not least, it offers an international study environment by bringing together students from different countries all over the world.
The EMLex is funded by the EU as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD). Scholarships for applicants are available.

Language of instruction: English/German

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