Why choose this programme?
American Studies at the University of Tübingen aims to understand the United States in all its complexity through the study of its cultures, history and society, as well as its interactions with other nations and peoples. American Studies is interdisciplinary, meaning that students use the tools and approaches from cultural studies, literary studies, sociology, history, political science, media studies, and other disciplines to engage with the American past and present. Crossing disciplinary boundaries allows American Studies to critically examine concepts such as race, gender, class, ethnicity, identity, values, and borders from different perspectives.
Students acquire a variety of skills
Students in American Studies develop the skills – critical thinking and analysis, research design and synthesis, academic writing and presentation – that will prepare them for a variety of careers in academic research and teaching, publishing, journalism, new media, cultural management, public administration, international organizations, consulting, and marketing and sales. The Tübingen-Stuttgart region offers excellent internship opportunities in most of these fields.
The Department is well connected and reputed
Founded in 1958, the American Studies program in Tübingen is one of the largest of its kind in Germany, yet small enough to foster a spirit of community and open-minded debate amongst faculty and students. The program frequently hosts guest professors from the United States and students planning to study abroad can benefit from long-standing partnerships with leading American and Canadian universities. The most recent evaluation by the German Council of Science and Humanities rated the research output of the American Studies faculty as excellent.
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- Students focus on the core curriculum in American Literature and Culture. Four 12 ECTS modules offer graduate seminars aimed at gaining an advanced understanding of key concepts and theories in American Studies.
- The two Research Modules (12 ECTS each) prepare students for the M.A. thesis. In a graduate academic writing class, students will develop advanced strategies for independent research and writing. In the Research Colloquium, students will participate in discussions with faculty and PhD students and will present their own research for the M.A. thesis.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies American Studies View 84 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor degree in English and/or American Studies or equivalent Bachelor degree.
- Overall grade of 2.5 or higher.
- English language proficiency equivalent to level C1 of the Common European Framework CEFR.
International3000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
Living costs for Tübingen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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