Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

English Literature and Culture

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: English & American Studies, Language and Literary Studies
English only
Winter semester: 01 Sep
Summer semester: 01 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in English literature and culture or in a related field (B.Ed. English, B.A. British studies, B.A. British and American studies, etc) or an equivalent degree from a higher education institution in Germany or abroad.

At least 10 credit points must have been earned in the field of English studies. The relevant proof must be provided with your application in the form of a notarized copy of your degree certificate, including a convincing and notarized overview of courses attended in the field of English Studies (Diploma Supplements, Transcript).

If the applicant has earned less than 10 credit points in the field of English Literature and Culture at the time of application, he/she may be admitted to the program on the condition that he/she takes part in an obligatory individual advising session to decide if the applicant may be required to attend additional courses from the Bachelor's program English literature and culture in order to be admitted to the master's program. The additional courses should be defined in a way that allows the credits to be earned in one semester.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min C1
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: Min. grade C.
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: Min. grade C.
min 85
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
The test results must not be older than two years. Entrance tests from other universities as well as other certificates and certifications cannot be recognized. Proof of German proficiency seems unnecessary.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:April 01 (German)April 01 (EU)April 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:October 01 (German)October 01 (EU)October 01 (Non EU)
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website