Study content:

The interdisciplinary Master's programme in North American Studies at the University of Augsburg (NAS) provides in-depth knowledge of the history, culture and politics of North America, as well as an analytical toolkit for their study. In the culture- and language-related parts of the programme, French and Spanish take their place on an equal footing with English. The interdisciplinary approach provides students with a holistic view of the cultural and social diversity of North America. The participating departments offer closely coordinated courses and give students the opportunity to specialise in a subject that suits their interests.

 

 

Career prospects:

  • in institutions and organisations
  • in the world of modern communication media
  • in cultural and scientific institutions
  • in the private sector
  • in education
About the degree programme
Degree programme: North American Studies
Official Designation: Nordamerika-Studien
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Study mode: Full-time
Language of instruction: German
Start of studies: winter semester
Standard study duration: 4 semesters
Admission type: Open admission
Minimum German language skills: C 1
Please note: Admission requirements according to § 4 of the exam regulations in the current consolidated edition. Introductory events take place closely before the start of the lecture period: https://www.uni-aug…. Start of the lecture period: https://www.uni-aug…
Application deadline for the winter semester: 01. September

Application Documents

  • Application for admission to the Master’s programme (you will receive this as PDF file after your online application)
  • A completed degree qualifying for a profession (B.A.) from the field of linguistics, cultural studies and/or social sciences.
    This includes the subjects theology, philosophy, history, literature and linguistics, European and non-European philologies, psychology, educational sciences, regional studies, political science, sociology, geography, communication science or a subject with comparable content.
    If a B.A. degree is not yet available for the application, conditional enrolment can take place if the applicant can prove exam achievements to the extent of 140 credit points. In this case, the B.A. degree must be submitted by the end of the first M.A. semester.

  • Applicants must prove proficiency in two of the three foreign languages English, French and Spanish. One of them must be mastered at the level C1, the second at B1. Proof for proficiency in the second language can be submitted at the end of the first year of study. In justified exceptional cases a non-North American language may be recognised as second foreign language.
  • A detailed legally binding representation of the admission requirements can be found in the  exam regulations.

 

  • Application for admission to the Master’s programme (you will receive this as PDF file after your online application)
  • A completed degree qualifying for a profession (B.A.) from the field of linguistics, cultural studies and/or social sciences.
    This includes the subjects theology, philosophy, history, literature and linguistics, European and non-European philologies, psychology, educational sciences, regional studies, political science, sociology, geography, communication science or a subject with comparable content.
    If a B.A. degree is not yet available for the application, conditional enrolment can take place if the applicant can prove exam achievements to the extent of 140 credit points. In this case, the B.A. degree must be submitted by the end of the first M.A. semester.
  • Applicants must prove proficiency in two of the three foreign languages English, French and Spanish. One of them must be mastered at the level C1, the second at B1. Proof for proficiency in the second language can be submitted at the end of the first year of study. In justified exceptional cases a non-North American language may be recognised as second foreign language.
  • Applicants from non-German-speaking countries must prove of German language skills on level DSH 2 or TestDaf 4 (in all four areas).
  • A detailed legally binding representation of the admission requirements can be found in the  exam regulations.

Application address

Universität Augsburg
Studierendenkanzlei
Universitätsstr. 2
86159 Augsburg

 

 

 

To the online application

Contact the study advisory service

Akademische Rätin / Lecturer
American Literature

Contact the examinations office

Kremena Stanev
Master Degree Programmes of the Faculty of Philology and History
Unit I/7: Examinations Office C
Katarina Sertic
Master Degree Programmes of the Faculty of Philology and History
Unit I/7: Examinations Office C

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