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American Studies

international course, full time

  • Master of Arts

    Master
    Degree

  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Mainz

    Location

  • 24 days left (Germans and inhabitants)

    24 days left (EU), 24 days left (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type

graduate

Admission semester

Summer and Winter Semester

Area of study
  • American Studies
  • Cultural Studies
Focus

Literary Studies, Cultural and Literary Studies, Inter-disciplinary Studies, Research workshop, Early American Studies, New North American Studies, History

Target group

Building on a first professionally qualifying B.A. degree (American Studies), the consecutive Master's course in American Studies leads to a further professionally qualifying degree. The Master's course provides in-depth academic specialist knowledge in American Studies, British Studies and Anglophone Languages and the skills to develop scientific principles autonomously and apply scientific methods and findings. It offers career prospects in the following areas: schools, universities, adult education, vocational training, media, publishing, libraries, museums, press and public relations, advertising, information and communication technology, editorial offices

Annotation

If the Bachelor degree certificate is not available by the application deadline, but at least 135 credit points can be proven: Submit a certificate of study and examinations and the average grade achieved so far. (This certificate must be issued by the relevant higher education institution, original or officially authenticated copy). After enrolment, the diploma must be submitted. If the degree was obtained abroad: officially authenticated copy of a certificate of recognition (responsible: Student Service - Admission International).

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Subject-specific entrance requirements for the Master's in American Studies is proof of a Bachelor's degree in the subject of American studies or in another anglophone area (e.g. BEd English, BA British Studies, BA British and American Studies or similar) or of an equivalent degree from a university in Germany or abroad. At least 10 of these credit points must have been clearly obtained in the subject American studies. For the application, proof is provided by an officially certified copy of the degree certificate including a clear, certified list of the courses in American Studies completed by the applicant (diploma supplements/ transcript). If, at the time of application, the applicant has fewer than 10 credit points in the field of American studies from their previous course, then aptitude is determined in a selection interview. Admission may be granted conditionally. A very good command of English, both active and passive, is required (level C1 of the European Framework of Reference) in order to be able to read specialist literature in the English language as well as participate in lectures conducted in English (proof not required). This includes the completion of written coursework or examinations in English in particular.

Lecture period
  • 24.10.2022 - 11.02.2023
  • 17.04.2023 - 23.07.2023

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2022/2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.04.2022 - 01.09.2022

    Application deadline for degree courses subject to an aptitude test is 15.05.2021. Please also note the even earlier registration deadlines for the aptitude test in the respective subjects.

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.04.2022 - 01.09.2022

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification (e.g. school leaving certificate) abroad should have their certificates recognised as early as possible via the International Student Service - Admissions International (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted at least six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application. For applicants with foreign certificates, JGU offers preparatory German courses or the Studienkolleg to prepare for the assessment test (application deadlines see www.studium.uni-mainz.de/bewerbungsfristen). Application deadline for degree courses subject to an aptitude test is 15.05.2020. Please also note the even earlier registration deadlines for the aptitude test in the respective subjects.

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    01.04.2022 - 01.09.2022

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    01.04.2022 - 01.09.2022

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification (e.g. school leaving certificate) abroad should have their certificates recognised as early as possible via the International Student Service - Admissions International (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted at least six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application. For applicants with foreign certificates, JGU offers preparatory German courses or the Studienkolleg to prepare for the assessment test (application deadlines see www.studium.uni-mainz.de/bewerbungsfristen). Application deadline for degree courses subject to an aptitude test is 15.05.2020. Please also note the even earlier registration deadlines for the aptitude test in the respective subjects.

Summer semester (2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.10.2022 - 01.03.2023

    For Master´s degree programmes with an aptitude test, the application deadline already ends on 15.11.2020. Please also note the earlier registration deadlines for the aptitude test in the respective subjects.

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.10.2022 - 01.03.2023

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification (e.g. school leaving certificate) abroad should have their certificates recognised as early as possible via the International Student Service - Admissions International (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted at least six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application. For applicants with foreign certificates, JGU offers preparatory German courses or the Studienkolleg to prepare for the assessment test (application deadlines see www.studium.uni-mainz.de/bewerbungsfristen). For Master´s degree programmes with an aptitude test, the application deadline already ends on 15.11.2020. Please also note the earlier registration deadlines for the aptitude test in the respective subjects.

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    01.10.2022 - 01.03.2023

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    01.10.2022 - 01.03.2023

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification (e.g. school leaving certificate) abroad should have their certificates recognised as early as possible via the International Student Service - Admissions International (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted at least six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application. For applicants with foreign certificates, JGU offers preparatory German courses or the Studienkolleg to prepare for the assessment test (application deadlines see www.studium.uni-mainz.de/bewerbungsfristen). For Master´s degree programmes with an aptitude test, the application deadline already ends on 15.11.2020. Please also note the earlier registration deadlines for the aptitude test in the respective subjects.

Languages of instruction

Main language

English

International office

Studierendenservice - Zulassung International
Address
Studierenden Service Center, Forum universitatis 1, 1. OG
55128
Mainz
Tel:
06131 / 39-22525
Fax:
06131 / 39-25548
Email:
incomings@international.uni-mainz.de
Web:
https://www.studium.uni-mainz.de/internationales-incoming/

Student advisory service

Zentrale Studienberatung, Studierenden Service Center, Forum universitatis, Eingang 1, 1. OG
Address
Forum universitatis 1
55128
Mainz
Tel:
06131 / 39-22122
Fax:
06131 / 39-25004
Email:
zsb@uni-mainz.de
Web:
http://www.studium.uni-mainz.de/zsb

Graduate contact

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Fachbereich 05 - Philosophie und Philologie Department of English and Linguistics

Dr. phil. Frank Obenland