English and American Studies

University of Klagenfurt

24 months
726 EUR/year
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The Master's degree programme English and American Studies at the University of Klagenfurt aims to expand and reinforce knowledge and skills acquired in the Bachelor's degree programme, allowing students to develop additional expertise in the study of the English language and of Anglophone literatures and cultures. 

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Why to study

Depending on the selected specialisation, students deepen their knowledge in the spheres of Applied Linguistics or in Literary and Culture Studies. Upon completion of their studies, M.A. English and American Studies degree holders at the University of Klagenfurt are not only endowed with subject-specific knowledge and skills which serve as a basis for a career asresearcher, but they are also equipped with the cultural, methodological, and factual knowledge required to perform responsible activities in economics, politics, in the arts and in the cultural sphere.

The advanced competencies acquired during the course of the Master's degree programme are taught with due regard for the specifics of the language and for the context provided by anglophone research concepts. Students are trained to

  • understand, analyse and independently produce English language content, presented in sophisticated linguistic form, both orally and in writing.
  • work in a methodical manner guided by theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • appropriately manage cultural specificities of anglophone societies and cultures.
  • apply intercultural, social and humanitarian knowledge in their interactions with other people.

Careers and occupational profiles

This degree enables graduates to work in a variety of established and alternative occupational fields. Although these occupational fields feature highly diverse job profiles, they all have in common that in addition to the ability to deal with language (mother tongue and foreign language) consciously and in a differentiated way, they require a high level of cultural and scientific-analytical competence. These professional fields include:

  • publishing editor
  • cultural and administrative affairs
  • international co-operation in education and science
  • extra-mural and operational training and continuing education
  • translator
  • mass communication activities (press, radio, television, film, digital media, and video games)
  • advertising industry
  • leisure and tourism sector
  • linguistically oriented occupations (development of encyclopedias, textbooks, etc.)
  • archives and libraries

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis Writing
  • Advanced Topics in Applied Linguistics: Applied Media Linguistics
  • Themes in Applied Linguistics: English as a Contact Language
  • Advanced Topics in Applied Linguistics: Applied Media Linguistics
  • Research Forum: Researching Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree programme English and American Studies or a degree programme of equivalent academic value at another post-secondary educational institution
  • English Language Level C1

Tuition Fee

  • International

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 363 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.
  • EUR 726.72 per semester for third-country nationals


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