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University of Leipzig

Leipzig

American Studies

Subjects: American Studies,Culture,Languages,Literature

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English
💶  Application Fee non-EU
No information

💶  Cost per Semester
266 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
No information

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
15.09.

Course description

The MA in American Studies is an interdisciplinary program taught in English, blending humanities and social sciences. It delves into U.S. society, culture, history, literature, and politics, placing them in international and intercultural contexts. This exploration is grounded in the interdisciplinary methodology and theory of American Studies. The program's structure reflects its interdisciplinary nature. Modules are thematically defined, addressing complex topics from various specialist perspectives. Leipzig’s Institute of American Studies collaborates with experts in political science, sociology, and other fields to enrich the curriculum. A key focus of the master’s program is project work. Students engage in research seminars within specialization modules and participate in the publication project of the program’s key qualification module (www.aspeers.com). This approach aims to develop students' skills in independently creating and executing projects, while enhancing their linguistic and cultural competence in transatlantic themes. The program fosters an inclusive and supportive learning environment. It emphasizes clear communication and practical skills, preparing students for diverse professional paths. Through this comprehensive approach, the MA in American Studies equips students with the knowledge and abilities to navigate and contribute to the global discourse on American society and culture.

Program Information

Study Location Leipzig
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 266 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Start Winter
01.05.

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
15.09.

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Knowledge of English at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Knowledge of another foreign language at CEFR level A2 or knowledge of Latin (demonstrated by Abitur or other language certificate) Applicants who are not German nationals or do not hold a German higher education entrance qualification (German Abitur): knowledge of German at CEFR level C1

Qualification Requirements

general higher education entrance qualification, subject-specific higher education entrance qualification

Document Requirements

A curriculum vitae in English (1-3 pages) (You may consider using the Europass CV as a template.) 2. Motivation letter in English This letter should explain why you are interested in this particular master’s programme (1–2 pages). In case you have a preference for your mobility track, please specify this in the motivation letter and why you would like to study at the respective universities. 3. Proof of nationality (e.g. copy of passport) 4. Proof of residence According to the rules set by the European Union, this proof can be either provided in the form of a residence certificate issued by the candidate’s municipality OR a certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study, or training issued by the respective institution. The document must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for the scholarship. 5. High school diploma (secondary school leaving certificate, e.g. Baccalaureate, A Levels) or equivalent (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German) 6. Official high school transcripts (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German) 7. University diplomas ( evidence of all completed degrees (e.g. Bachelor’s, Master’s, Diplom) (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German) If you graduate after the application deadline, admission will be considered based on your university transcripts. 8. Complete official transcripts of records from your university (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German) 9. English test results

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