North-American Culture Studies

Masaryk University

Master On Campus
24 months
2500 EUR/year
2500 EUR/year
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The North-American Culture Studies programme at Masaryk University combines literary and linguistic instruction and provides a broader cultural overview of the countries in North America, combining both Anglophone and Francophone and Spanish-speaking regions, from Canada to the United States through Mexico and the Caribbean. 


The North-American Culture Studies programme at Masaryk University  is designed so that the students gain an overview of each of the two cultural areas at the same time and are instructed on their mutual linguistic, literary, and cultural influences. For this reason, the programme is structured in a modular manner. 

The mandatory part of the curriculum consists of core courses that have a methodological section in which students learn the basic theoretical approaches toward the concept of identity of oneself, of the other, and of various social groups, and focus on the concept and its various manifestations in literature, linguistics, and culture. 

The core section is followed by a variety of in-depth courses in which students gain an orientation in the specific cultural phenomena in the Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispanophone worlds. The two compulsory modules combine either the Anglophone-Francophone area or Anglophone-Spanish-speaking area, allowing for an informed comparison. 

Graduate destination

Graduates can work wherever good bilingual skills and critical thinking are needed and where attention is paid to issues of cultural relations, such as the issues of otherness, social and cultural exclusion, migration, and immigration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Identity and Alterity in Literature and Culture: Theory, Methodology, Analysis 
  • Multilingualism, Language Change and Language Policy 
  • Image of the USA and America in Quebec literature 
  • North American Cross-cultural Narratives
  • Cultural Perspectives on the Colonization of North America 
  • North American Cultural Geographies

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

  • CV
  • two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a teacher
  • statement of purpose in English (750 words maximum)
  • copy of the applicant's Bachelor's thesis or its equivalent or 15 pages of applicant´s original academic paper
  • a document demonstrating English-language skills at the C1 level
  • transcript of university/college studies
  • programme North-American Culture Studies requires demonstration of French-language/Spanish language skills at the B1 level

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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