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Advanced Anglophone Studies

Advanced Anglophone Studies
(Master of Arts)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
English
Special Requirements

Good English language skills (C1 level, Common European Reference Framework)

Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The research-oriented Master’s degree in Advanced Anglophone Studies combines the subjects English, American Studies and New English Literatures. The degree enables advanced students to analyse Anglophone literature and culture in their historical context. The degree programme situates itself in the tradition of British Cultural Studies and interdisciplinary American Studies, spanning the concerns of literature, culture, history and society.

Further information on the website of the English Department

Areas of Focus

  • British and American Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies and Media History
  • New English Literatures and Literatures of Globalization
  • Popular Culture Studies
  • Postcolonial and Diaspora Studies
  • Studies of Digital Cultures
Course Content

The degree course in Advanced Anglophone Studies is very varied. It defines the term “text” broadly to include films and new media, and uses a range of methodological approaches. Political and cultural aspects are brought into focus, and literature is treated as a historical phenomenon whose aesthetic forms interpret the cultural conditions under which they came about.

Topics studied could include: Black and Asian cultures in Great Britain and the USA, postcolonial literatures in the Caribbean, Africa and India, transatlantic relations or the American documentary film and its functions, but also Shakespeare, Milton or Jane Austen. The programme is rounded off by language classes and courses on presentation techniques, for example on how to set up a website.

As part of the degree course, students are expected to spend some time abroad, and to absolve an internship in a relevant professional area. The stay abroad can be either as an internship in an English-speaking country or as a period of study, for example in the shape of a research trip or a summer school.

Recommended Abilities

• A clear interest in literary and cultural questions in the English-speaking world
• A love of literature and grappling with theoretical academic texts and their abstract contents
• Sound knowledge of the English language, minimum C1 CEFR (see Special Language Regulations)

Career Opportunities

With a Master’s degree, graduates are trained to take on key roles in cultural organisations and politics. Potential fields of employment include the media, journalism, publishing, public relations in international businesses, museums and cultural institutions, politics or higher education.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations and the special language regulations:

Translation of the regulations (only for reading purposes): see website of the English Department

Application Deadlines

First-year students from Germany and the EU

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

First-year students from non-EU countries

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from Germany and the EU (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from non-EU countries (application in a higher semester)

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

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