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English and American Studies

24 months
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The Master's Programme English and American Studies at the University of Innsbruck deals with the languages, literatures and cultures of the Anglophone world. It includes the following areas of competence: advanced language studies, English linguistics and culture, English literature and culture as well as American literature and culture.


Graduates of the English and American Studies programme at the University of Innsbruck are able to perform independent scientific work, to review and critically select relevant material, to evaluate, discuss and analyse as well as to summarise and transfer it to others.

They have the open-mindedness and methodological flexibility required by the constantly changing job requirements of today's labour market.

The competences trained include: Language, communication and presentation skills; scientific work in theory and practice; text comprehension and production; multimedia skills; cultural-historical, socio-political and intercultural skills; problem awareness and problem-solving skills; methodological skills; social skills and teamwork ability; independence and flexibility. Transfer of these competences is achieved via scientific discussion about the English language in its sub-disciplines and manifestations, literary texts in English and other text types and media of relevance for cultural studies.

Career opportunities

Due to the prominent role of English in today's world and the competences imparted by the Master's Programme English and American Studies, there is a wide range of activities and occupational fields for graduates: science and research; language and communication training (e.g. in adult education); literary translation, publishing, bookselling and librarianship; media (print media, radio, television, film, video, internet); cultural management and cultural policy; public administration and diplomatic service; economy and tourism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Language Studies 
  • English Linguistics and Culture 
  • American Literature and Culture 
  • Advanced Language Studies
  • English Literature and Culture
  • Additional and Complementary Skills 

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

  • Bachelor's Programme English and American Studies (2009W)
  • Bachelor's Programme English and American Studies (2015W)

Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme will be assessed:

  • 30 ECTS-Credits Area of Competence: Language Usage
  • 30 ECTS-Credits Area of Competence: Linguistics
  • 30 ECTS-Credits Area of Competence: Literary Studies
  • 30 ECTS-Credits Area of Competence: Cultural Studies

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • All students must pay the Austrian Students’ Union fee.
  • Non-EU/EEA-citizens who want to get equal status must present proof of this equality

Living costs for Innsbruck

800 - 1300 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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