FAQ concerning the BA in general

What is a BA?

The BA, short for Bachelor of Arts, is the first academic degree you can obtain from university. For people wishing to continue their studies, it provides the basis for an MA, Master of Arts. For more detailed information on the BA click >here<.

What is a module?

The module is the central component of the course of studies. Each module focuses on specific knowledge and/or skills and thus constitutes a major step towards the final degree. Usually, modules consists of different courses that are linked thematically. For further information see Ordnung der Philosophisch-Historischen Fakultät für das Bachelorstudium §10/2.

What is a credit point?

1 credit point (CP) equals an average workload of 30 hours. To complete a module, you must collect the required number of CPs from various courses. The CPs will only be awarded if you have fulfilled all the necessary requirements for a specific course. For further information see Ordnung der Philosophisch-Historischen Fakultät für das Bachelorstudium §10/3.

Where can I enrol for the BA programme?

Candidates who wish to study English have to enrol for a BA at the university secretariat (Studiensekretariat). Note that you can only start a BA in English in the autumn term. The registration deadline for each autumn term is 30 April. You can download the application form >here<.

What do I have to know before starting my studies?

For useful information concerning the start of your studies consult Startseite Studieninteressierte.

How is the Basel BA structured?

For information concerning the overall BA structure of the Faculty of Arts see Ordnung der Philosophisch-Historischen Fakultät für das Bachelorstudium §5-12.

How many subjects does the BA programme consist of?

The BA programme consists of two equal subjects (Studienfächer) and a free area (komplementärer Bereich). The Studienfach Englisch may be studied as one BA subject in combination with any other BA subject. In the free area students may choose any modules/courses they wish in order to give their studies a more individual profile. For further information see Ordnung der Philosophisch-Historischen Fakultät für das Bachelorstudium §5-10.