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.

Gemeinsam diskutieren und forschen: Saarbrücker Anglisten vernetzen sich mit Frankreich und Polen

Über europäische Grenzen hinweg britische Literaturen und Kulturen diskutieren, gemeinsam forschen und lehren und den Austausch fördern: Das ist das Ziel von zwei Kooperationen der Anglistik. Mit der Université de Lorraine werden wechselseitig Seminare und Vorträge angeboten. Mit der Universität Warschau gibt es seit Jahren wechselseitige Besuche von Wissenschaftlern. So kann die Saar-Uni den Studierenden auch eine größere Bandbreite an Themen bieten: von der Lyrik des Ersten Weltkriegs, bis hin zu Shakespeare oder James Bond als kulturelle Ikone. [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 29.02.2020 for summer semester 2020
Where to apply Online application portal (in German)
How to apply Guide in English (PDF)
Tuition fees Not applicable
Semester fee See current fee structure
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course adviser Contact the course adviser
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