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American History, Culture and Society

Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich

24 months
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About

The master’s degree program “American History, Culture and Society” offered by Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a research-oriented and highly flexible program of study. It offers advanced knowledge on historical, social, cultural, literary, economic and political topics in the USA as well as Canada and encourages its students to develop and pursue individual research interests.

Overview

Key facts

Faculty teaching in “American History, Culture and Society” offered by Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich have particularly strong research credentials in the fields of history, literature, media and visual culture, popular culture, gender, race and ethnicity, technology, and cultural theory. Students developing research projects are encouraged to place them in a transatlantic, transnational or global framework and to use comparative or interdisciplinary approaches.

The program consists of three basic modules: “American Studies,” “Literature and Media” and “History and Society.” Students can specialize in the fields of literary, media or historical studies, or they can combine them. They may also get up to 18 credit points in the third semester in a wide range of disciplines (e.g. history, literary studies, cultural studies, gender studies). For most of these programs excellent German language skills are needed and special requirements may apply.

Programme Structure

  • The module “History and Society” addresses the history of the USA and of Canada, transatlantic history, political culture and history, economic history, environmental history, and questions of historiography.
  • The module “Literature and Media” is dedicated to literary history and theory, visual and media studies, cultural history and theory, popular culture, ethnic and gender studies, technology and space studies.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The program only accepts students with a first university degree (e.g. a bachelor’s degree) earned in a program of the humanities or social sciences with a substantial share of North American topics. Students who have not finished their undergraduate studies may only be accepted on a provisional basis pending the completion of their degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

While there is no tuition for standard programs, all students are required to pay a fee of €129,40 for student services. 

Living costs for München

1078 - 1689 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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