M.A. On Campus

English Literatures and Cultures

University of Tübingen

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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This English Literatures and Cultures program from University of Tübingen delves into the rich tradition of English literature in Great Britain, as well as the newer literatures that have emerged in English across the globe. Of particular interest is the role literature has played across a range of cultural contexts throughout history, both in terms of its functions and achievements.


Literature is therefore viewed as an integral part of the culture of the modern era, in the widest sense of the phrase – encompassing cultural developments from the Middle Ages to the ‘postmodern’ era. More recent developments in the field, built on the concept of ‘literary studies as a form of media studies and cultural studies‘, form the basis for exploring the relationship between literary texts and other types of text and media, thus creating a productive link between literary and cultural studies. The ability to critically analyze and reflect on texts of any kind constitutes the core principle underlying teaching and learning in this area.

Career prospects

An English Literatures and Cultures program from University of Tübingen will prepare students for jobs predominantly (but not exclusively) in the areas of public relations, adult education, intercultural communication, and in similar career fields where a strong background in communicative and intercultural skills, in addition to excellent foreign language skills, plays a crucial role.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literary and Cultural History
  • Conceptualising Literary and Cultural History
  • An Interdisciplinary Profile enabling students to attend courses at other departments or faculties, thereby creating a unique academic profile
  • A research colloquium helping students to find and develop a topic for their final thesis
  • Professional Experience via internships, teaching tutorials, becoming involved in editorial projects etc.

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

  • Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in English or American Studies (or an equivalent bachelor’s degree in a closely related field) with a final grade of 2.5 or better. English language proficiency at level C1 is required (CEFR).
  • certified copy of B.A. diploma (or equivalent university degree) with an average grade of 2.5 or better
  • certification of English language proficiency at level C1 (CEFR).
  • certified copy of high school diploma (‘Abiturzeugnis’/‘Hochschulzugangsberechtigung’ or equivalent)
  • CV
  • letter of motivation (max. 500 words) in English stating the applicant’s motivation for pursuing his/her studies in the Master’s programme in English Literatures and Cultures at the University of Tübingen
  • additional qualifications and other certificates, e.g. professional experience or other practical experience (internship, traineeship, etc.) in areas relevant to the profile of the programme
  • writing sample (e.g. B.A. Thesis)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Tübingen

630 - 1000 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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