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No German needed: Courses taught in English at the University of Konstanz

Many departments at the University of Konstanz offer a wide range of courses taught in English, and some in English/German concurrently. On the Master level, more courses are taught in English than on an undergraduate level, but in general, English courses are on the rise. Even in German taught courses, a lot of literature read is in English. Giving your presentation or writing a term paper in English is also always an option.

Navigate our Course catalogue

Please find all courses at the University of Konstanz through the

- Course catalogue in ZEuS

- Overview of courses taught in English

Courses for each upcoming semester will only be available 2 months before the start of the semester. Please consult the preceeding semesters to get an idea of what is offered throughout the different departments. Many courses are offered every term or academic year. You can browse by study programmes or use the search function.

How to navigate our course catalogue

To list all courses, including those taught in German, by departments, click on your corresponding level of studies (usually "Bachelor/Master Programmes"). A list with all departments will open. You can now select each department individually and see which courses are offered. To find out more about each course simply click on the course title. 

To list all courses offered in English separately, scroll down to "Courses taught in English". Here you will find all courses taught in English language sorted by the level of studies. Be aware that some courses may be taught in English only partially. To find out more about each course simply click on the course title. 

Note that the second option will list you all available courses at the University of Konstanz. Please be aware that these coures are mostly not taught in English, but in German language. With a German level of at least B2 you should be able to follow academic courses in German.

Courses regularly taught in English

The different departments at the University of Konstanz also provide an overview on which modules are regularly taught in English each semester. Please find the link on the right-hand side of this website.

Interdisciplinary courses organized by the International Office

The International Office also offers courses covering cultural and historic aspects of Germany and Europe. These courses can be found in ZEuS as well. Scroll down to "Courses taught in English" and "Interdisciplinary Programmes".


Incoming Student Guide

For your convenience, we have collected some English instructed courses within the different departments below. Please know that until the beginning of the semester, courses can still be changed and more courses be added. Some departments also offer special courses just for international students. Use our Incoming Student Guide to get first hand information on the different offers in every department.


Additional courses taught in English in the winter term 2019/20

Centre for Transferable Skills (SQ-Zentrum)

Centre for Transferable Skills (SQ-Zentrum)

The courses offered by the Centre for Transferable Skills are in the scope of interdisciplinary and job-oriented qualifications. Students gain work-related skills in a practice oriented way since the centre cooperates mainly with external experts from the private work sector.

Courses

  • mainly designed for BA students; but are also open for MA students
  • aim: preparing students for the requirements of their degrees and their future career, to provide them with job-relevant skills and to offer them a valuable, versatile insight to various professional fields.

You can find the transferable skills' course offer in English in the section of "courses taught in English" and "interdisciplinary programmes"

Green Office - Virtual Academy of Sustainability (E-Learning)

 E-Learning at the Virtual Academy of Sustainability

The Virtual Academy of Sustainability (VA) offers courses on sustainability, which are entirely online-based – including videos, all materials needed for the course and an online mock exam. After you successfully passed the electronic exam, you earn 1 to 3 credits as well as a certificate for participation. You can access all materials online any time. Moreover, we offer an obligatory tutorial for the English courses including organisational sessions and a content-related tutorial for the course “Sustainability Marketing”. Registration is possible for students of all study programs. No prior knowledge is required.

- Sustainability Marketing
- Energy Transition in Germany
- Civic Ecology - A Pathway to Sustainability

If you have any questions, please contact the Green Office for more information on the Virtual Academy or any of the courses: greenoffice.lehreundforschung@uni-konstanz.de

English offers in former semesters

Summer Semester 2019

Winter Semester 2018/19

Summer Semester 2018

Winter Semester 2017/18

1. General Course Catalog ZEuS:

This option will list you all available courses at the University of Konstanz. Please be aware that these coures are mostly not taught in English, but in German language. With a German level of at least B2 you should be able to follow academic courses in German. Some departments list the option "Courses taught in English".

Navigate to the electronic course catalog of the University of Konstanz. First, select "Winter Semester 2017/18", then select your level of studies (BA/MA etc.) and whether it is your major or minor.  Then select the respective department by clicking on the listed departments.

2. International Office

The International Office offers some courses covering cultural and historic aspects of Germany and Europe. These coures can also be found in ZEuS. Scroll down to "International Office - Regional and additional interdisziplinary courses in English". 

3. Centre for Transferable Skills (SQ-Zentrum)

  • courses in the scope of interdisciplinary and job-oriented qualifications.
  • cooperating mainly with external experts from the private work sector.
  • experts provide our students with job-related skills in a practice-oriented way.

Courses

  • mainly designed for BA students; courses are also open for MA students
  • aim: preparing students for the requirements of their degrees and their future career, to provide them with job-relevant skills and to offer them a valuable, versatile insight to various professional fields. 
  • most of the courses are held in German, but some are taught in English

Courses taught in English in the winter semester 2017/18 were

4. E-Learning at the Virtual Academy of Sustainability

The Virtual Academy of Sustainability (VA) offers courses on sustainability, which are entirely online-based – including videos, all materials needed for the course and an online mock exam. After you successfully passed the electronic exam, you earn 1 to 3 credits as well as a certificate for participation. You can access all materials online any time. Moreover, we offer an obligatory tutorial for the English courses including organisational sessions and a content-related tutorial for the course “Sustainability Marketing”. Registration is possible for students of all study programs. No prior knowledge is required.
NEW OFFER (since the winter semester 2017/18): tutorial for the courses in English.

Courses taught in English in the winter semester 2017/18 were

Summer Semester 2017

Winter Semester 2016/17

Summer Semester 2016