M.A. On Campus

North American Studies

University of Göttingen

24 months
768 EUR/year
768 EUR/year
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North American Studies from University of Göttingen provides a deeper knowledge of North American culture. Particular focus lies on literary and media theory. In the interdisciplinary optional modules, students can specialise in history, sociology, comparative literature or other subjects. 


With North American Studies from University of Göttingen  students do advanced academic work and may choose individual areas of specialization in literary, cultural, and media studies. The degree program prepares students for positions in journalism, in public service, or in other cultural institutions. Graduates are specifically qualified for careers in transatlantic contexts. Additionally, students planning to pursue further academic work on the PhD level benefit from the strong focus on scholarly methodologies and the writing of extensive research papers.


North American Studies graduates often choose one of the following career paths: academic careers in universities and other institutions of higher education, careers in business (e.g. transatlantic trade), editors at publishing houses, journalism, public service, government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Cultural and Media Studies
  • American Literature
  • Colloquium-Module in Preparation for MA-Thesis

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • (BA) degree certificate with a transcirpt of records.
  • Proof of language proficiency required for the degree programme
  • Statutory declaration (Eidesstattliche Versicherung)  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    768 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 384 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    768 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 384 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 389 EUR for summer semester
  • The semester fees comprise administration fees, student body fees and a Studentenwerk fee.

Living costs for Göttingen

730 - 1100 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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