Learning Resources and Forms

In this section, you can find any information you need for:

  • new incoming students;
  • BA students;
  • MA students;
  • International students;
  • general downloads.

For information on writing papers see the section "Writing Papers" on the left-hand side.

For information on the various course types (from Focus Modules to the MA Thesis) go here.

Welcome to the Department of English!  Below you will find information that will help you plan your studies in the department. If you need more help, contact your study counsellor (see below).

For incoming students we have prepared the HELP booklet which will explain everything you need to know about studying with us. Find the booklet both for BA and MA students below:

For crucial information on departmental writing standards, style sheets, and plagiarism, see the Writing Academic Papers page.

At the Department of English, we place value on respectful communication. The Conduct and Correspondence Guidelines.pdf (PDF, 139KB) explain your instructors' expectations in terms of communication, with an emphasis on email etiquette.

Sign up for the BA and MA Mailing Lists to get the latest information about KSL registration, guest lectures and other news from the department:

Study Counselling BA Students (includes diploma ratification - 'Studienleitung')

If you are a international students interested in studying at our department, please see here for more information.

You can also find some practical information with the International Office here.

For prospective MA students:

For specific information regarding the degree required, please see the official admissions handbook.

Please also be aware that there you will need to prove your English skills before you can be admitted to our department. If you are applying with an international degree, you must provide evidence of having achieved the minimum grade in one of the following language tests (the choice is yours) provided this is not more than six months old at the time of application. Any test with a date older than this will not be accepted.

Language test  Minimum grade
TOEFL paper 600
TOEFL internet 100

An exemption from the English test is possible if you have completed your studies in the subject English within a language community, in which English is the main spoken language.

For more information see here