Welcome at the Department of English and American studies of the University of Marburg! We are glad to have you here!
On this page, you will find all information to prepare your stay at our university. Please contact us in case of any further questions!
Terms and Course Catalogue
Clases are from mid-October to mid-February in the winter term (Wintersemester) and from mid-April to mid-July in the summer term (Sommersemester).
Most classes are offered once a week an last 90 min. If not stated otherwise, courses will always begin quarter past and end at a quarter to the hour that is indicated in the course catalogue (example: 8-10 means 8.15-9.45am).
At our department, you can take courses in literature (Literaturwissenschaft), linguistics (Sprachwissenschaft), language practice (Sprachpraxis), cultural studies (Landeskunde), and language teaching (Fachdidaktik) for English.
The complete course catalogue (Vorlesungsverzeichnis) changes every semester and can be found online from the 1st of August (for the winter term) and from the 1st of March (for the summer term).
There you will find all the courses offered by our Department for the current term.
The table below explains how many ECTS points you can achieve in the particular course types:
|Class Type (German)
||Class Type (English)
|Vorlesung mit Klausur||Lecture with exam||4 ECTS|
|Sprachpraxis Seminar||Language Skill course||3 ECTS|
|Proseminar mit Referat||Intermediate Seminar with presentation||4 ECTS|
|Proseminar mit Referat
|Intermediate Seminar with presentation
and 10-15 pages essay
|Hauptseminar mit Referat||Advanced Seminar with presentation||6 ECTS|
|Hauptseminar mit Referat
|Advanced Seminar with presentation
and 15-20 pages essay
Attending courses and the “Belegliste”
For you as an incoming Eramsus student it is not compulsory to register online for courses and exams. However, it is necessary for you to keep track of the courses and exams you take.
The so called “Belegliste” is a document that records the courses you have attended and grades you have achieved here in Marburg. It is basically a list of all your courses that is signed by the particular teacher at the beginning of term and once again with your grade at the end of term thus confirming your start and completion of each course. When all your teachers' grades and signatures are on the document, you sign it and hand it in to the Departmental Coordinator so that your Transcript of Records can be issued and sent to your home university.
Please let your teacher know in advance (via email) that you would like to take part in the assessment of the course.
Any further questions?
If so, please contact your Departmental Academic coordinator:
Tel.: +49 6421 - 28 24765
Fax: +49 6421 - 28 24367
For any questions concerning the organization of your stay (application and admission, accomodation, German courses, cultural programme etc.), please contact the incoming service: