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American Studies

international course, full time

  • Master of Arts

    Master
    Degree

  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Mainz

    Location

  • March 2023 (Germans and inhabitants)

    March 2023 (EU), March 2023 (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

Evidence of a Bachelor's degree in American Studies or another anglophone field or an equivalent degree obtained from a university in Germany or abroad. Within this, at least 10 credit points must have been clearly obtained in American Studies. If, at the time of application, fewer than 10 credit points have been acquired in the field of American Studies in the previous studies, the candidate’s suitability will be determined in a selection interview. Admission may be granted subject to conditions. Students are required to have very good proficiency in English (level C1 of the European Framework of Reference). This includes in particular the preparation of written coursework and examinations in English.

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

    Expired

    Application deadline for degree courses subject to an aptitude test is 15.05.2022. Please also note the even earlier registration deadlines for the aptitude test in the respective subjects.

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    Expired

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    Expired

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

    Expired

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

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 abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

  • 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 abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

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