English Studies

Heidelberg University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Master’s degree programme in English Studies from the University of Heidelberg is to expand and consolidate the methodological and specific knowledge and skills acquired in a Bachelor’s degree in English studies. 


This  Master’s degree programme in English Studies from the University of Heidelberg emphasises research-oriented study and a broad interdisciplinary approach and combines traditional competencies in literary studies and linguistics with skills in new cultural and instructional techniques. 

Traditionally, Britain and North America are of central significance both in teaching and research, but there are also a number of classes on other varieties of the language, other literatures in English and other English-speaking cultures. 

Occupational Areas

Graduates might pursue a career in any of the following: 

  • as secondary school teachers (Gymnasium) 
  • in the media 
  • in communications and translation agencies 
  • in training and consulting institutions 
  • in tourism 

Programme Structure

  • Over the course of the first three semesters, students complete four seminars, four lectures and two research-oriented independent studies projects, supervised by professors. 
  • Within these curricular restraints, students can still individually plan their learning content and focus on their needs and interests. Students are required to complete their Master's thesis and prepare for the final oral examination in the fourth semester.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for enrollment (available in the service portal )
  • acceptance letter
  • the originals of school certificates relevant for admission and, where applicable, university certificates
  • 1 passport photo 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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English Studies
Heidelberg University


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