MA English Studies
Dr. Nadine C. Böhm-Schnitker
Tel.: +49 9131 85-29144
Eva Scharf, M.A.
Tel.: +49 9131 85-22933
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
Sekretariat Barbara Gabel-Cunningham
The FAU Master of Arts (MA) Programme English Studies brings together the three fields of English linguistics, literary studies and cultural studies, and offers in-depth study of these fields with specific focus on the following areas:
Information on the Course of Studies
- Literary studies: relations between literature and other discourses, e.g. philosophy, politics, religion etc. (Chair Prof. Dr. Rudolf Freiburg),
- Cultural Studies: cultural history, processes of cultural and medial translation (Chair Prof. Dr. Doris Feldmann),
- Linguistics: theoretical linguistics and its application to the description of English, including the perspective of foreign language learning (Chair Prof. Dr. Thomas Herbst).
From winter term 2012/13, students can specialize in the fields Culture and Literature or Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.
These areas of research are embedded into a number of well-established research centres, e.g.:
- Interdisciplinary Centre for Contemporary Literature and Culture (Schau ins Blau),
- Interdisciplinary Centre for Research on Lexicography, Valency and Collocation (www.lexi.uni-erlangen.de),
- Postgraduate Programme Literature and Culture (PhD).
This research-based part of the programme is complemented by additional courses in language and academic skills. The language of instruction is predominantly English, so that the programme can be studied exclusively in English. Graduates will have a wide range of career options, e.g. in the following fields: journalism, public relations, cultural management, publishing, marketing, higher education, PhD programmes/academic career.
A more comprehensive description of this master course can be found under the following links:
FAU Homepage Master
MA English Studies is open for students of MA Linguistics (selected modules) and MA Literaturstudien - intermedial & interkulturell (all modules of literary and cultural studies).
Further information on MA Literaturstudien.
The MA English Studies is open to students who have a first degree (BA) in English and American Studies; graduates of other BA programmes with a focus on English philology (60 ECTS credits) are also invited to apply for places. The final grade in that subject needs to be 2,5 or better (exceptions may be made in well-substantiated cases and on the basis of a short letter of motivation and a 15 minute interview for those students who achieved a final grade ranging up to 3,5).
Students from abroad are also required to certify their language proficiency in German (DSH2) and English (C1). The respective language tests can be taken in Erlangen. Students are automatically registered for DSH2 via the movein-system after admission provided that 600 hrs of German have been completed prior to application. C1 can be taken at our Language Centre. Please apply via OKTIS at http://www.englishplacement.sz.uni-erlangen.de/master.
The programme begins each winter term, but it is also possible to apply for the summer term.
- Summer semester: 15 February
- Winter semester: 31 August
We recommend that international students from non-EU countries submit their applications by 15 January or 31 July respectively, as Visa applications or, if necessary, language courses etc., require extra time.
Apply online at:
Postal address for applications:
Masterbüro (Referat L4)
Courses and course registration
A listing of classes taught in the current semester can be found in UnivIs under Vorlesungsverzeichnis >> Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie (Phil) >> Anglistik und Amerikanistik >> English Studies (Master Studiengang) >>"
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