Faculty of Modern LanguagesEnglish Studies – Master
English studies is dedicated to the investigation of the English language, literature and culture in their various present-day forms and in their historical development.
Facts & Formalities
|Master of Arts
|Type of programme
|Start of programme
|Winter and summer semester
|Standard period of study
|Language(s) of instruction
|Fees and contributions
|151.05 € / Semester
|Consecutive master’s programmes with access restriction
|Information about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
|May be studied as a minor subject
|Can be completed entirely in English
The Master’s degree programme in English Studies requires a specialisation either in Literary Studies or in Linguistics from the first semester onward. It is intended for applicants who have received academic instruction during their undergraduate education in their desired field of study. In both its areas, the programme emphasises scholarly approaches and expects students to be familiar with conducting research, various methodologies, and with the writing of academic papers. Although there is a clear specialisation, the MA in English Studies also encourages interdisciplinary methods and relies on new cultural and instructional techniques. An extensive and varied course programme, independent research modules, and a yearly Graduate Student Conference (organised by the students of the programme) provide students with the opportunity to develop a unique profile, equipping them both for post-graduate programmes and for various careers in the private sector.
Admission requirement is the proof of English language skills at C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, proven e.g. by a corresponding certificate or a relevant Bachelor's degree. Please refer to the current admission regulations.
It is possible to choose a minor in combination with this Master programme. For further information please refer to the Examination Rules and Regulations.
Over the course of the first three semesters, students complete four seminars, four lectures and two research-oriented independent studies projects, supervised by professors. Within these curricular restraints, students can still individually plan their learning content and focus on their needs and interests. Students are required to complete their Master's thesis and prepare for the final oral examination in the fourth semester. A yearly Graduate Student Conference (organised by the students of the programme) allows for opportunities.