Heidelberg University

American Studies

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: English & American Studies
M.A.
Degree
20
No. of places
English
English only
Language
Winter semester:  15 Jun/30 Sep
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free / €1500
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in American studies, English studies, geography, history, political science, religious studies/history, theology/church history, or a related field.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

As a rule, 50% of the classes or 70 CP in your undergraduate degree should be in the discipline you will choose as your first core discipline in the M.A. program (geography, history, literature/culture, political science, religious history). Please note that the admission committee can make reasonable exceptions to this rule at its discretion. In any case, however, the amount of preparatory training you have received in your prospective first core discipline must not be less than 20% of your previous classes or 28 CP. In your second core discipline, at least 15 CP are required.

Please also keep in mind that you may make up for any missing credit points during the M.A. program.

If you are still in the process of completing your B.A. degree, please provide a current transcript. Make sure that you are able to present your B.A. diploma upon registration in October.

GPA Comment

Above-average bachelor's degree.

Language Requirements


The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

languageEnglish
CERF English
min C1
Cambridge
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: At least 185 points equivalent to C1/proficient user.
IELTS
min 7
Specification: At least 6.5 points in each subcategory.
TOEFL iBT
min 90
Specification: At least 22 points in each subcategory.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by a high school diploma or a degree from an institution of higher education in an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, UK, USA).

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines


Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
No. of places available:
20
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


To apply for the MA program, you need to send the following documents by regular mail:

  1. Application form, only for international students.
  2. CV.
  3. University degree certificates & transcripts (certified copies).
  4. University entrance qualification (certified copy).
  5. Letter of motivation written in English (600 words), in which you explain your educational background and its relation to the field of American Studies, as well as indicate the scholarly interests you plan to pursue within the M.A. in American studies program.
  6. Proof of proficiency in English (see language requirements).

German applicants may send their documents to the following address:

MAS Office / Nikolas Mariani
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais
Hauptstr. 120
69117 Heidelberg
Germany

International applicants may send their documents to the following address:

Universität Heidelberg
International Relations Office
Seminarstr. 2
D-69117 Heidelberg

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website