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Humboldt University Berlin

Berlin

English Literatures

Subjects: English Literatures,Literature

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
290 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
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Course description

The four-semester Master's programme offers a deep dive into English literatures and cultures, emphasizing a methodological approach to literary studies. The curriculum is structured to boost critical understanding by examining texts within their historical and cultural contexts, their interactions with other literatures, and through various perspectives such as historical scholarship, aesthetics, close textual analysis, and contemporary literary and cultural theories and poetics. Students explore literary texts as both works of art and as reflections of historical and media-specific transformations. Literature is viewed as a key player in shaping cultural knowledge and individual self-conception. This M.A. programme, while primarily taught, strongly encourages self-directed research and project work. Classes are conducted in English, and the programme includes specialized English Language modules. The programme aims to prepare students for careers in cultural professions, media, academia, and other fields that require advanced skills in text writing, organization, and communication. The degree is awarded upon the acceptance of a Master's thesis.

Program Information

Study Location Berlin
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 290 EUR
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English language proficiency: Applicants must prove level C1 proficiency in English (CEFR): UNIcert® II-Zertifikat: 1,3 UNIcert® III-Zertifikat: 3,0 Test of English for International Communication IELTS: 6,5 [IELTS score will soon be changed to 7.0] Certificate in Advanced English CAE: B-C Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE): A ETS Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL: Internet-based Test: 100 Paper-based Test: 600 Native English speakers and applicants whose BA degree is from an English-speaking country are exempt. German language proficiency: Applicants must prove level B2 proficiency in German (CEFR). For both language proficiencies, the certificates are needed as part of your application.

Qualification Requirements

Please be aware of the fact that this is a consecutive Master programme, which means that a B.A. in English Studies/Englisch/Anglistik or in Comparative Literature (literary and cultural studies, literary history, literary theory, methodologies) is required, or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 60 credit points in English Studies. In Germany – as in the United States and Great Britain – English Studies are understood to focus on Literary and Cultural Studies. If your previous BA programme is specialized in Linguistics, Translation, or Didactics, you do not meet the academic requirements.

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