English and American Studies

... looks into questions such as ...

  • Is Shakespeare relevant and if so, why?
  • Why is the UK opposed to the Euro?
  • What kind of different English accents are spoken in the world today and why?
  • How did 9/11 impact American literature?
  • What does the “American Dream” mean today?
  • If you are considering reading English Studies, you should definitely enjoy speaking and, if possible, also writing!

    Carolin Kleinsorge read more ...

  • The aspect I enjoy most is learning more about the highly diverse cultural and literary history of the United States.

    Florian Maasz, Bachelor's degree read more ...

Degree programmes


English and American Studies, Master 2 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it makes a specialisation in cultural science, literary studies or linguistics possible (e.g. by providing specific research modules).

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Cultural Science
  • Linguistics
  • Literary Studies

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:

  • excellent English skills

... enjoy:

  • languages, reading
  • studying academic literature

... struggle through:

  • a plethora of reading materials
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects

English and American Studies + an additional degree course combinable as per RUB regulations

Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in arts administration
  • in academia and research
  • in the print media
  • in the PR industry

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

PD Dr. Monika Müller
Building, Room: GB 5/141
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25066
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Anglistik
Building, Room: GB 6/151
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25053
Website Fachschaft


Degree programmes' website


Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German, English

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