The University of Münster is home to one of the largest English Departments in Germany, a lively institution with a diverse student body and an active research community. Founded in 1905, our department offers a wide and innovative spectrum of courses and programmes introducing students to the culture and history of the globalized English-speaking world. Our academic staff teaches in the fields of British Studies, American Studies, Postcolonial and Media Studies, Book Studies, English Linguistics, Language Variation and TEFL.
Covering a wide range of subfields in literature, book and media history, linguistics and didactics, we provide students with the opportunity to study authors, genres, media, languages and varieties from various cultural contexts and historical periods - from Shakespeare to Toni Morrison, from poetry to graphic novel, from photography to film, from medieval manuscript to eBook, from Old English to creole languages spoken around the world.
In our Master programmes, the average class size is 20-25, which makes for a dynamic and supportive learning environment.
The English Department is located at the heart of Münster, right by the historical town centre and the Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History. Its on-site facilities include a departmental library with more than 100,000 books and a self-access centre (SAC), which features a large DVD collection, learning software, and shared license programmes such as Photoshop. The Chair of Book Studies is located elsewhere and has its own library, which is only a three-minute walk from the main building of the English Department.
The Central University Library (ULB) and other departmental libraries at WWU Münster (e.g., Communication Studies, Philosophy, History, Art History, German Studies, etc.) also hold numerous books, periodicals and other materials which are relevant to students at the English Department. In addition, students have on-campus access to online bibliographies and databases such as JSTOR and Project Muse.
1: Main building of the English Department: Johannisstr. 12-20, 48143 Münster, Germany
2: Chair of Book Studies: Aegidiistr. 5, 48143 Münster, Germany
3: Central University Library (ULB): Krummer Timpen 3, 48143 Münster, Germany