English and American Studies

Welcome to English and American Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg!

We offer various degree programs, from Bachelor to Master and teaching degree programs. Find out about the department, the academic fields we cover, and get to know our staff.

We offer various courses in English and American studies for beginning and advanced students:
BA English and American Studies
MA English Studies
MA North American Studies
MA The Americas / Las Américas

We also offer courses in teacher training for various school types:
Lehramt Gymnasium
Lehramt Unterrichtsfach (Grund-, Mittel-, Realschule)

Note: Beginning students in the B.A. degree program and the teacher training courses for English must take an aptitude test (Eignungsfeststellungsverfahren) before they can enrol in these degree programs. This is to ensure that language proficiency in English is at a level which will allow them to study successfully.

The Department of English and American Studies congratulates Prof. Dr. Heike Paul on receiving the Bayerischer Maximiliansorden für Wissenschaft und Kunst, the state of Bavaria's highest award. The laudation honors her as one of the most important Americanists in Germany...

From November 5 to November 20, 2021 Erlangen's Black History Weeks will take place as a series of individual events. This year's events place their focus on racism in art and culture...

If beginning your studies is already a challenging task by itself, it becomes even more difficult in times of COVD-19 and online learning. But there is no need to fall into despair just yet! There to help is Laura Krabes...