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American Studies, MA

Faculty: Humanities

Academic discipline: Humanities
Qualification: Philologist in American Studies
 
Starting date: September

Language requirements: English language proficiency (TOEFL 587 /IELTS 7.0 /oral examination)
 
Academic requirements: Credit points can be fully recognized from: English and American Studies
Completing the credit points defined below the following can be taken into account: those bachelor’s and master’s programmes and other training programmes under Higher Education Act LXXX of 1993 which are accepted by the credit transfer committee.
At least 50 credit points can be recognized from earlier studies in the following fields:
English and American studies, from which American English language, American literature and culture is at least 30 credits.
Entry requirements: Students are expected to earn at least 38 credit points from earlier BSc studies in the fields listed above. Missing credit points have to be made up for in the master’s program as set out in Rules and Regulations of the University.

Duration: 4 semesters
ECTS credits: 120
 
Tuition fee: 6,500 USD/year
Other fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD

Short description: 
The aim of the American Studies MA program is to train experts in the broad field of American studies comprising North American history and political culture, literary history, literary and cultural theory, visual and popular culture, history of arts, and ethnic studies. Students will become highly skilled users of the American English language and will also gain wide ranging knowledge of Canadian, Mexican, and Australian cultures and literatures.

Specializations:
  • ethnic and multicultural studies
  • ​American literature
 
Lecture, seminar: 18%
Practice: 82%
 
Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and may change):
Year Main subjects
1 American Literary Culture, American History and Political Culture, American Culture Through Language, Literary and Cultural Theory, Introduction to the Profession of American Studies, American Popular Culture, North American History and Political Culture in the 20th century
2 Specialization courses, Thesis writing seminar

 

More information about the program can be found here.

Career prospects: Endowed with practical skills, theoretical insight and comprehensive knowledge in diverse fields of American studies, MA graduates may seek employment in areas requiring in-depth and up-to-date familiarity with culture and communication (oral and written): in education management and at various levels of government, in business, media, publishing, diplomacy, international relations, and tourism.


 

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