• Classes (LSF)

    Course registration for summer term 2024

    The Course Overview is available on LSF by 15 December 2023!

    Course registration on HIS-LSF:

    • for higher semesters of each degree programme (2nd semester onwards):
      15 January 2024 – 2 February 2024 (announcement of allocation results: 6 February 2024)
    • for all 1st semester courses:
      18 March 2024 – 22 March 2024 (announcement of allocation results: 28 March 2024)
    • The booking portal for appointments with our post-allocation team will be opened at 10:00 am on 02 April, 2024. The actual post-allocation will start on 02 April 11:00 am and continue throughout the following days. The slots for post-allocation are primarily offered for 1st semester M.Ed.-students,
      but may also be booked by anyone who is enrolled at the English Department and still needs a spot in a class. Please refrain from contacting your instructors about admission as they are not allowed to add you to their rosters.

    Please note:

    Registration within this period is obligatory for all courses. Participating in courses without registration is not possible. If there is more than one course/group available for a certain course type that has a limited number of spots (e.g. seminars, practical courses, language courses, but not lectures), register for 2 options (if there are 2) or 3 or more options (if there are more than 2), in order of preference, otherwise the software will reject your application. Please avoid timetable overlaps because the software cannot correct overlaps by itself.

    Phase I: Class Registration for higher semesters of each program during the previous semester:
    LSF (Online Platform) + Manual Post Allocation (Fine-Tuning)

    Students choose classes in LSF. The exact dates of this registration period will be communicated on our Website and via posters in the English Department. Students will have to provide at least three alternative options for seminars or language courses they wish to take (not: lectures). If you do not provide three alternatives, your incomplete choice of classes will not be considered.

    Announcement of results: About one or two weeks after the end of registration on LSF, the results will be announced on LSF. Students need to check which classes there are assigned to and they will have to decide whether they need to participate in post-allocation (Nachverteilung).

    Post Allocation: Students book an appointment via the Learnweb-Folder “Nachmeldeverfahren Englisches Seminar”, password “Nachmeldungen”. On the Learnweb page, you will find an overview of classes that you may register for and can book an appointment with one of our student assistants to receive the required spot.

    Phase II: Class Registration the beginning of the new semester for first semester students and late-comers: LSF + Manual Post Allocation

    We follow the same steps for class registration in phase II. As the group of students affected is smaller than those registering for courses in phase I, the entire process usually takes between one and two weeks.

    Higher semester students changing to Münster from other universities and 1st semester M.Ed. students who are not enrolled into the M.Ed. programme yet are also asked to get in touch with our course allocation team via Learnweb during the post-allocation phase. If you are not enrolled at the University of Münster at all, please check here on how to get guest access to Learnweb, enabling you to book your appointment with the course allocation team.

    In case of upcoming questions, please check this FAQ-page.

  • Credit points, coursework and exams (QISPOS)

    Normally, all our course credits and grades are administered on the online system QISPOS. To enable credit and grade allocation for their courses, students need to complete a QISPOS registration for each of their courses. (Please note: This is a separate registration from the course registration on HIS-LSF – the two platforms look very similar, but they still need two separate registrations!). Some types of assignment (e.g. some of the written exams, and certain self-study options) also need a separate registration in addition to the registration for the course they are connected to. Other assignments (e.g. term papers) are already covered by the general registration for the course they are part of. You should be able to infer this from the options that show up on your QISPOS registration interface after log-in. When in doubt, you may also ask your course teacher or the English Department’s Student Advisory Service.

    This is how the QIS-POS registration procedure works in detail:

    1. Go to the QIS-POS website:

    2. Log on with your central University of Münster user name & password.

    3. Under “Meine Funktionen” (‘My Functions’) click on “An-und Abmeldung zu studien- und prüfungsrelevanten Leistungen

    4. Click on the module(s) you’re studying during the term in question.

    5. Click on a class/assignment you want to register for.

    6. Click on “Prüfung anmelden”.

    7. Confirm your choice.

    8. Repeat steps 1–7 until ALL the classes / assignments you need to register for during this term show up in the “Leistungsübersicht” (overview) as “angemeldet” (registered).
    For information of how failed coursework and registration for second or third attempts is handled on QISPOS, please see point IV (“Repetition of failed assignments”) below.

    I. Regulations concerning course attendance

    Regular attendance is mandatory for the following courses:

    • In the BA programmes:
           o Integrated Language Skills
           o Spoken English
           o Written Academic English

    • In the MA programme “National & Transnational Studies”:
           o “Advanced Language Course”

    • In the M.Ed. programmes:
           o British, American and Postcolonial Cultures - Past and Present

    The module descriptions define the number of sessions a students may miss. Students should be aware that the reason why they cannot come to class does not affect the number of acceptable absences.

    II. Types of assignment: Studienleistungen and Prüfungsleistungen

    There are two different types of assignments: Type 1 is known in German as “Studienleistung” (which roughly translates as ‘required coursework’); type 2 is known in German as a “Prüfungsleistung” (which translates as ‘examination’ or ‘assessed coursework’). The main differences are:

    A Studienleistung is ungraded; i.e. it is only classed as “pass” or “fail”, without any further distinction between “pass” grade levels (e.g. “very good”, “good”, etc.). Depending on the course, different kinds of coursework can count as a Studienleistung, such as ungraded (pass/fail) written exams, presentations, reading assignments, etc.

    A Prüfungsleistung is graded; i.e. it is not only classed as “pass” or “fail” (grade 5), but there are also different kinds of “pass” grades: a simple “pass” grade (“sufficient”, grade 4), “satisfactory” (grade 3), “good” (grade 2) and “very good” (grade 1). Depending on the course/module, a Prüfungsleistung can be a sit-in written exam, but it can also be a term paper, a shorter essay, a presentation, etc.

    For information on what happens if a student fails a Studien- or Prüfungsleistung, please see point IV (“Repetition of failed assignments”) below.

    III. Repetition of failed assignments

    Grades for failed assignments (both Studienleistungen and Prüfungsleistungen) are immediately entered in QISPOS, but it is possible to repeat a failed assignment. The registration process for a repeat attempt differs depending on the type of registration for the first attempt.

    If a student registered both a class and included coursework under one exam number (e.g. in seminars with term papers) and they wish to repeat this individual  piece of required or assessed coursework (Studienleistung or Prüfungsleistung) the same semester, the student may make individual arrangements for a second or third attempt with the same teacher in the same course; in this case there will be no need to do a separate QISPOS registration for the second/third attempt, but the teacher will simply keep it on file and then, once the new attempt is graded, the teacher will ask the exam office to add the new attempt to the student’s QISPOS account.

    In cases where the course(s) and the written exam have separate QISPOS registration numbers (e.g. in B.A. introductory courses in literary/cultural studies, linguistics and EFL teaching; and in M.A. 1st-semester module exams), the registration process for the re-sit slots is the same as for the first slot, i.e. students submit a new registration for the re-sit exam slot on QISPOS, for which there is a specific registration period. If a student fails a second attempt, s/he may register for a third attempt during the next QISPOS registration period.

    A general guide (Leitfaden) on on how to use QISPOS can be found here.

  • Theses

    Your thesis has to be registered with the examination office (Prüfungsamt I). The student and their adviser fill out the required registration form together, which is then submitted to the examination office.

    It is the student’s responsibility to find an instructor to act as their advisor and assessor. Please make sure that you already have an idea of a topic you wish to work on and a thesis statement to go with it when reaching out to your instructor and check their homepages for additional information regarding theses. Please do not approach potential advisors randomly, but make sure that their teaching and research interests align with yours.

    Please note that not all members of the English Department enjoy the privilege to act as advisors for theses. You can find a list detailing who is allowed to advise and assess theses on the examination office’s website.

  • Cases of hardship (Härtefälle)

    Students may claim special consideration in course allocation and in exam regulations if they meet the requirements to be considered a case of hardship (e.g. students with care responsibilities for others or students suffering from chronic illness).

    Please be aware that there is a different set of rules and administrative responsibilities depending on whether you require special consideration for course allocation or for exam regulations.

    a) Course registration:

    For cases of hardship (students with children, students with a chronic illness, students taking care of close relatives): Please submit proof of your situation (e.g. doctor's note, your child's birth certificate, documents provided by health insurance,...) to and send a list of the required courses until the last day of registration the latest. Your list needs to include the following information: course number, instructor's name, full course title.

    Please be aware that the documents you submit will not be saved and that you need to re-submit them every semester that you wish to make use of this procedure. Further, take note that the process of course registration in cases of hardships runs separately from any compensating measures regarding examinations that you might be eligible for.

    b) Compensating measures for taking exams:

    If you wish to apply for compensating measures for taking exams, this has to be done directly with the examination office (Prüfungsamt I). You need to submit a written application stating what kind of situation or impediment requires you to receive compensating measures for taking specific exams, proof thereof and a suggestion of appropriate compensation measures. This needs to be done before you register for an exam. Please note that the range of appropriate compensation measures is fairly limited and contact the examination office if you are unsure of what to apply.

  • Exchange students

    Exchange Students who wish to register for classes with the English Department, please sign up to our Learnweb folder “ED incomings” (password: “English”) once you are officially enrolled at the University of Münster. On Learnweb, you will find a list of classes to choose from, you can upload your language certificate and you can book an online appointment for class registration.