Students on this Master's programme acquire a broad range of key academic and cultural skills. Graduates from the programme are in an excellent position to engage in and contribute to national and international academic discourse.

Students can choose to study one of the subject areas 'British Literary and Cultural Studies', 'English Linguistics' or 'North American Literary and Cultural Studies' for their single-subject Master's degree or as their main (major) subject if they are enrolled for a dual-subject degree programme. Further specialization within any of the main three subject areas is expressly encouraged. The programme offers students a wide variety of options for planning study abroad periods that are tailored to their individual preferences or career goals and the department assists students in establishing contacts to foreign universities and research groups.

Students not only gain a detailed understanding of their chosen specialist discipline based on current research activity in the field, they also acquire the skills needed in order to be able to produce sound and reasoned analyses of the linguistic, literary and cultural relationships of a topic through application of the relevant theoretical and methodological tools. They also acquire a high level of proficiency in analysing and interpreting a diverse range of text types drawn from English-speaking cultures, including film and digital texts.

In addition to working in academia, employment opportunities for graduates include public relations and cultural work in globally active companies or international institutions, as well as career paths in the media. Other employment areas include private agencies, political parties, professional associations, museums, libraries, archives and adult education.

Nach dem Anglistik-Studium in die Forschung

Harry Potter, James Bond und der kleine Hobbit zählten zu ihren Forschungsobjekten. Jetzt untersucht Lena Steveker scharfzüngige politische Texte der Vergangenheit. Für ihre Habilitation erforscht die Literatur­wissenschaftlerin englische Schmähschriften der frühen Neuzeit: "Meinen beruflichen Alltag finde ich sehr spannend, denn ich habe viele Möglichkeiten, ihn selbst zu gestalten", so Steveker. "Die Saarbrücker Anglistik ist auf internationalen Konferenzen sehr gut vertreten. Alle Professoren arbeiten in Forschungsverbünden mit. Zudem pflegen wir enge Kooperationen mit den Anglistik-Instituten in York, Warschau und Metz." [mehr...]

Course of study American Studies/British Studies/English Linguistics
Type of programme Consecutive Master's degree programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
Can be studied as Single-subject programme oder main or subsidiary subject in a dual-subject programme
Possible combinations Subject combinations (in German)
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Arts (M.A.)
Language of instruction English
English language requirements CEFR: C1
Start of programme Winter semester or summer semester
Restricted entry No
Application deadline 28.02.2018 for summer semester 2018
Where to apply Online application portal (in German)
How to apply Guide in English (PDF)
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course adviser Contact the course adviser
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