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University of Paderborn


English and American Literary and Cultural Studies

Subjects: English and American Literary and Cultural Studies,American Studies,Literature

M.A. | Master of Arts

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

💶  Cost per Semester
352 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
No information
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The MA in English and American Literary and Cultural Studies offers a rich blend of advanced coursework, a semester abroad at partner universities, and practical work experience, including an international internship. Students delve into a wide array of English-language texts, spanning from medieval to contemporary literatures and cultures. The program emphasizes cultural studies methodologies, enabling students to specialize in areas like popular culture, gender studies, or political rhetoric. Critical analysis of literary genres and visual media, such as photography, film, TV, and comics, is central to the curriculum. Students can also choose from various interdisciplinary courses as part of their electives (Studium Generale) and gain hands-on experience as teaching assistants or by participating in departmental research projects. To qualify for the MA program, students need a BA in English or American Studies with a focus on literature and culture, or another relevant humanities degree. Applicants from other fields may need to acquire foundational knowledge in English and American Studies during their first semester in Paderborn. Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential for admission, with practical language courses available to help students achieve C2 level. Since all classes are conducted in English, no prior knowledge of German is necessary.

Program Information

Study Location Paderborn
Start Semester Summer, 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 352 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
⏱️ Application Start Winter

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Language Requirements

Cambridge (CAE) No information

: Very good English language skills at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) are required. These language skills can be confirmed by the following documents and certificates: • either a TOEFL score of 250 points in the computer-based test or 100 points in the internetbased test, • or a Cambridge Advanced Certificate (grade: A, B and C) or a Cambridge Proficiency Certificate (grade: A, B and C as well as the Level C1 Certificate), • or an IELTS score of 7.0 in the Academic Module.

Qualification Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in English and American Studies (students who have completed their degree in related fields are also welcome to apply; depending on their background in English and American Studies they might have to complete additional courses before beginning the programme) Minimum result 2.3 according to the German grading system (or equivalent)

Application Process

Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
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