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Course of studies facts
name: North American Studies
graduation type: Master of Arts (M.A.)
study mode: full time
start of studies: winter semester
standard period of study: 4 semester
restriction: unrestricted
german language knowledge (at least): C 1
hints: Admission requirements according to § 4 of the exam regulations in the current consolidated form. Introductory events take place closely before the start of the lecture term: https://www.uni-aug…. Start of the lecture term: https://www.stmwk.b….
end of application winter semester: 01. September

The interdisciplinary M.A. program in North American Studies at the University of Augsburg (NAS) provides students with in-depth knowledge of the history, culture and political systems of North America as well as with methodological tools for research on the region. Although it focuses mainly on the United States and Canada, NAS differs from similar programs in so far as Mexico and the Caribbean are included in the curriculum. Spanish and French have the same status as English in the language and culture related parts of the program.


Research on North America has a long tradition at the University of Augsburg. NAS evolved from a co-operation between the Institute for Canadian Studies, the Chair for Political Science, the Chair for American Studies, The Chair for New English Literatures and Cultural Studies, the Chair for Transatlantic Cultural History, the Chair for Romance Linguistics, The Chair for Romance Literature (French/Italian) and the Professorship for Romance Literature (Iberian Studies).


The interdisciplinary approach of NAS offeres an integrated perspective on the diversity of the North American continent. With a huge variety of densely interlocked courses, the involved chairs and institutes provide students with possibilities for specialization based on personal interests.


Enployment opportunities:


In a globalized world North America still occupies center stage in political, economic and cultural matters. Thus, job candidates with expertise on this area will find oportunities in many places:

in the public sector or international organizations

in the media or in the culture business

with NGOs or publishing houses

in private enterprises or education and universities

The job perspectives of NAS graduates are as diverse as North America as such.

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Akademische Rätin
American Literature


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New English Literatures and Cultural Studies