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Master of Arts 

English and American Studies / English Linguistics

Start of studies: winter or summer semester
Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: English

The new master’s degree program English and American Studies / English Linguistics replaces the previous master’s degree program in English Studies (Anglistik). The study program is divided into two parts, of which a student must choose one at the beginning of the course:

"English Linguistics” and “English and American Studies".

These two parts reflect the institutes and departments which English Studies at the University of Stuttgart covers:

  • The Department of American Literature and Culture and the Department of English Literatures, which focus on research into canonical texts as well as on issues regarding post-modernism, post-colonialism, interdisciplinary cultural studies and media studies.
  • The Department of English Linguistics, whose research focuses on the core disciplines of linguistics: phonetics, syntax, morphology and semantics. As well as the history of the English language, it also covers the phonetic, cognitive and neurolinguistic aspects of language acquisition.

The studies assume:

  • A deep interest either in literary studies, cultural studies or linguistic research
  • The intention to carry out your own research project in either one of the two sections

Traditionally:

  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Cultural institutions (museums, libraries)

Currently:

  • Corporate communication: Public relations (PR), marketing, and more
  • Human resources management
  • Consulting

Further job descriptions and job information can be found in the BERUFENET database of the Federal Employment Agency:

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Application and admission: how do I get a place at the University?


Admission Requirements

A first higher education degree in a bachelor's degree program (or equivalent) of at least six semesters in English or American Studies or in a closely related study program, with the average grade "good" (2.5) or better.

The complete information on the admission process and the criteria for the assessment of professional suitability can be found in the admission regulation.

Language Requirements

The study program is taught in English. Therefore, you must be able to show proof of proficiency in English at least up to C1 level:

  • by showing a recognized certificate, such as e.g. a TOEFL score of 95 or IELTS Band 7, or
  • by completing a bachelor’s degree program taught in English lasting at least six semesters

Application period for the

winter semester: May 15 – July 15

The winter semester starts in October.

summer semester: December 1 – January 15

The summer semester starts in April.

How is the program structured?

The Module Guide (also called module handbook) describes the modules and the required courses belonging to the module. A preliminary version is already published. You will find the official document on the Campus Management System C@MPUS as soon as possible.

Accreditation

The quality of this degree program has been certified.

Contact for further questions

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Thomas Wägenbaur

Study Programme Manager Anglistics/English

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