A special feature of the American Studies programme offered by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is the option to specialize in different fields of research, i.e. Early American Studies and New North American Studies. In addition, an interdisciplinary module offers students the opportunity to explore the traditions and diversifications of Anglophone literature, cultures and languages in more detail. The complementary and interdisciplinary orientation of the Master's program is supplemented by elective courses from cognate fields (e.g. History, Film Studies, Theater Studies, Ethnology, and Sociology).
The aim is to complement and expand the desired research perspective in specific areas of American Studies with broad and interdisciplinary teaching and research options. Another important component of the research-oriented Master's program is the "Research Workshop" module, as well as the associated courses in literary and cultural theory and methodology. As with the "Professional Orientation" module, this module especially includes the early involvement of students in research projects in American Studies and an introduction to independent academic work.
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- American Studies
- Early American Studies
- New North American Studies
- Film Studies
- Theater Studies
- Research Workshop
- Professional Orientation
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Language Studies American Studies View 60 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- The subject-specific entrance requirements for the Master's program American Studies include the completion of a bachelor’s degree in American studies or in a related field (B.Ed. English, B.A. British Studies, B.A. British and American Studies etc.) or an equivalent degree from a higher education institution in Germany or abroad.
- We expect the applicant to have a very good active and passive knowledge of English (level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) to read the specialist literature and participate in courses taught in English (no proof required).
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Johannes-Gutenberg-University does not charge tuition fees. However, you will have to pay a social fee: € 270 per semester.
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