American History, Culture and Society
- Winter semester
- Mode of admission:
- local admission restriction
- directly at the University
- Study mode:
- On campus
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a program of the humanities or social sciences with a substantial share of North American topics. Students who have not finished their undergraduate studies may only be accepted on a provisional basis pending the completion of their degree.
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
Specification: With grade C.
Specification: With grade B.
Application & Admission
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- → see your personal application deadline & tuition fee
(starting in October)
Application Procedure & Selection
The following items must be uploaded during the application process:
- A copy of a bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) from a regionally accredited university or university-level institution. If the program has not yet been completed, a transcript of records from the fifth semester indicating the completion of 150 credit points must be submitted. As part of this application process, unofficial copies may be submitted.
- A transcript of records listing all courses completed in the study program.
- Proof of English language skills at the C1-level of the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages” (see language requirements).
- A writing sample in English or German from the previous study program on a topic related to the USA or Canada (not more than 5 pages).
- A research-oriented essay in English on either one of the two following topics:
- Discuss a topic related to the history of social classes in the United States from the 19th or 20th century.
- Discuss a topic related to the representation of social classes in U.S. American literature, media or visual culture from the 19th or 20th century.
The essay should not be longer than five pages (2000 words). It should not be an overview or summary, but an argumentative essay. It must include five secondary sources; only one of which may be a web-based source.
Important information for international students:
- International students who did not receive their first degree from a German university need to apply, in a separate procedure, to the International Office at LMU.
- Please check the dates as well as the documents to be submitted at these web sites.
- International students will receive two separate replies concerning their applications, one from the International Office and the other from the master's program. The International Office issues a letter of admission (Zulassungsbescheid); the master’s program issues a letter of acceptance. For international students, enrollment at LMU is only possible if BOTH application processes have been successful, and the student has received both the letter of admission and the letter of acceptance.
- Proof of German language proficiency is not required to apply to the master's program “American history, culture and society”. However, a basic knowledge of German is indispensable for dealing with administrative and other matters, and excellent knowledge is necessary for optional courses taken in subjects taught in German.
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