University of Göttingen

English Studies/English Philology

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Language and Literary Studies, English & American Studies
English only & German language course
Summer semester:  01 Dec
Winter semester:  01 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Both semesters
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in English philology or in a closely related subject.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

Provisional access is granted to anyone who has not yet completed a course of study at the time of application, but who has acquired at least 150 credits in a relevant bachelor's degree program or an equivalent degree program.

The prerequisite for the subject-specific relevance of the preliminary study is proof of at least the following achievements:

  1. Achievements in the sub-areas of English, Anglophone and North American literary and cultural studies, English linguistics, English language history and language practice totaling at least 50 credit points, including achievements in the Sub-areas of English, Anglophone and North American literary and cultural studies, English linguistics and English language history totaling at least 25 credit points.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min C1
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: At least A.
min 6.5
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: At least C.
min 110
PTE Academic
min 76
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
min III
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Applicants whose mother tongue is not English must have sufficient knowledge of the English language. English language knowledge can also be proven by NULTE certificates (at least level C1) or by the successful completion of a course of study in which English language skills at GeR level C1 or higher are specified as an accredited competence goal within the last two years before the receipt of the application for admission. Successful completion of the tests must not be more than two years before the application for admission is received. Note for international applicants: German language skills do not have to be demonstrated for the enrolment. German language skills (if not already present) be acquired in the electives during the academic program.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

The following documents must be enclosed with the application for admission, which must be uploaded to the university server using the online portal:

  1. The applicant's diploma in German or English translation if the originals are not in English or German; if a certificate of completion is not yet available, a certificate of achievement, credits, and average grade must be submitted.
  2. A tabular curriculum vitae in German or English with a meaningful description of the educational path.
  3. Proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language if the applicant's mother tongue is not English (see language requirements). The proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language must be submitted by September 30th for enrollment for a winter semester and March 31st for enrollment for a summer semester.
  4. A statement as to whether the applicant has successfully, unsuccessfully, or not yet completed a closely related master's degree.
  5. Excerpts from the module handbook or other documents used to check the performance.
  6. A presentation of the motivation for studying the chosen course with reference to the previous educational path in the amount of max. 2 pages.
  7. An explanation of which module package or which module packages the applicant intends to take based on his or her previous training.

Applications that are not received in full, in due form, or on time are excluded from the further procedure. The submitted documents remain with the university.

If a student makes it believable that he or she is at a disadvantage compared to other applicants due to disability due to the selection process, a suitable disadvantage compensation must be granted by the selection committee upon request.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website