British Studies

Humboldt University Berlin

M.A. On Campus
24 months
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The British Studies programme from Humboldt University Berlin is an interdisciplinary teaching programme. Having successfully completed the Certificate Phase during the first year, students receive a British Studies certificate.


The British Studies programme from Humboldt University Berlin has the following objectives:

  • to add competence in British Studies to qualifications acquired during their first degree course
  • to prepare students for positions in firms and institutions in an international context
  • to promote cross-cultural understanding, communication and mobility
  • to teach students interdisciplinary methods and approaches enabling them to think and work contextually
  • to provide students with an understanding of British society, culture, institutions and economy in a European perspective

Work Placements

We are also grateful to the numerous and prestigious British organisations that have supported us by providing placements for our students. These include the House of Commons, the National Museums of Scotland, the Roald Dahl Museum, the National Trust, Pearson Plc, the European Documentation Centre Cardiff, Birmingham City Council, Cheltenham Literature Festivals, the Henry Jackson Society, Brookside Publishing Dublin, Bath Festivals and the German-British Chamber of Commerce.


The M.B.S. programme is accredited by AQAS (Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen e.V.).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History
  • Law, Economics, Politics
  • Interdisciplinary Project 
  • Career Skills: Academic Writing and Project Management
  • Interdisciplinary Project
  • Economics and Management
  • Politics and Society
  • Law in Context
  • Media, History, and Culture
  • Culture and Literature

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

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a good first university degree.
  • Candidates are required to have a very good knowledge of English and a working knowledge of German.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • No tuition fees! You just have to enrol at Humboldt University Berlin (approx. 240 Euros per semester, including public transportation)


Applicants requiring financial support are strongly recommended to apply for a grant or scholarship well in advance. The deadlines for scholarship applications may be as early as in October the year before you plan to take up your studies at the Centre for British Studies!

Sponsorship suggestions for prospective students:

  • DAAD
  • Alfred Toepfer Stiftung
  • Elfi
During the last years, many M.A.B.S. students received financial support from the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union for time spent in Britain. Students who have been admitted to the course will receive more information closer to the date.

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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British Studies
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