The Master's Programme in English and American Studies at the University of Bamberg offers a unique opportunity for students to study a language and culture of global importance while experiencing at first hand the international character of academic life. Intercultural exchange is a key feature of this programme: your fellow students will come from all over the world. Small classes, close contact with their lecturers and a system of individual counselling provide optimal conditions for students. Detailed learning agreements make sure that students can complete the programme within the regular period of two years.

This Master’s programme has two individual branches of study, which both qualify you for an academic or professional career , but differ in certain aspects.

Master English and American Studies: regular track

European Joint Programme in English and American Studies

  • Choose if you would rather focus your course of studies on one of the three core subject areas, literary studies, cultural studies, and linguistics, or branch out to study all three of them.
  • Alternatively, you could import modules worth max. 30 ECTS from other Master programmes, continuing a previously studied course of studies.
  • Option to go aborad or do an internship which can be recognized in your personal curriculum
  • Includes an obligatory semester abroad at one of our partner or mobility universities, allowing you to experience other university traditions first hand.
  • Focus more closely on one of the three subject areas by using nearly half of the overall 120 ECTS of your programme on your “profile area” and Master’s thesis.
  • Optional internship which can be recognized in your personal curriculum

Programme objectives

  • In-depth study of literary studies, cultural studies and linguistics
  • Practical language classes starting at level C1 (CEFR)
  • Intercultural exchange in class as well as with peers
  • Mastering “21st-Century Skills”: Social and intercultural skills, critical and creative thinking, collaboration and communication, media, information and technology literary, flexibility and initiative, and leadership skills