North American Studies (Master of Arts)
Program: North American Studies
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
The English-language North American Studies master's program deals with the complex literature and cultures of North America, particularly the USA and Canada, but also the Caribbean and Latin America, and performs interdisciplinary teaching and research work.
Central investigative aspects are the multifaceted interculturalism of the respective countries, which are analyzed using newly developed, transnational and cross-border methods and disciplines, among others.
Students can specialize in Gender Studies or Media Studies.
The program qualifies you for working in research and teaching in the field of North American literature and cultural studies, in editorial professions (journalism, publishing), mediation roles in the intercultural field (language, cultural mediation), professions in administrative services, work in foreign service (EU, UN, embassies) and in international corporations (public relations, management).
Required university degree A qualifying university degree with a final grade of at least "good" (2.7), specifically either:
- in the fields of American Studies, British Studies, or Anglophone Studies, or
- a university degree in a literary and culturally oriented study program, acquired at a German university, or an equivalent university degree acquired abroad, in which at least 30 credit points (or equivalent achievements in a non-modularized study program) were gained in the field of literary or culturally oriented studies. At least 15 credit points out of these 30 credit points must be gained in connetion with North American issues. In case these North American issues are not listed explicitly in the certificate or the transcipt of records, the applicant is required to hand in other appropriate documents to prove them.
Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admission English skills:
Certification of English language skills at Level C1 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages."
Admission Mode Direct admission is granted with complete fulfillment of the admission requirements
Please note that due to the current health situation related to the corona virus, all personal consultation hours are unfortunately cancelled until further notice.
Technical questions about your application
Content-related questions about the program
Prof. Dr. Carmen Birkle
Institute for English and American Studies
Wilhelm-Röpke-Straße 6 F
Tel.: +49 6421/28 24345
Office hours:Thu 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Central European Time) and by arrangement
Tel.: +49 6421/28-24403
Office hours: Mon 4 :00 PM - 5 PM (Central European Time)
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