FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

English Studies

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: English & American Studies, Language and Literary Studies
M.A.
Degree
English
English only & German language course
Language
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 - 4 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Application:
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description


It can be studied as a part-time program, in which the duration of the program will be 4 years.

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

Applicants are required to:

  • hold a dual degree (a joint or dual-honors undergraduate degree which sees students split their time across two different courses) in English and/or American Studies and another subject, or
  • must be graduates of other BA programs from the fields of Linguistics, Literature, or Culture (with at least 60 ECTS in these fields) with a focus on English Studies: these applicants are required to submit a writing sample.

Graduates of other BA programs from the fields of language, literature, or culture (at least 60 ECTS in these fields are required) with a focus on English and/or American studies are also invited to apply for places. Note that if you do not hold a dual degree in English and/or American studies you will be asked to submit additional documents.

If you feel in doubt, you are encouraged to apply.

It is possible to apply for and in some cases even start a master’s degree program before completing your undergraduate degree if you have achieved a minimum of 140 ECTS.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

For all applicants, the final grade in the qualifying degree must be 2.5 or better. Exceptions for students who achieved a final grade between 2.51 and 3.30 may be made on the basis of an interview.

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CEFR English
min C1
Cambridge
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
IELTS
min 7
TOEFL CBT
min 230
TOEFL iBT
min 95
TOEFL pBT
min 570
LCCI Certificates
min Level 3 grades “Merit” and “Distinction” + Level 4 grade “Pass”
Telc English B2-C1 University
min C1
UNIcert
min III
TOEIC
min 945
languageGerman
CEFR German
min A1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
All students whose native language is not German will be required to submit proof of their knowledge of German on the level A1 CEFR or equivalent (i.e. very basic) by the end of their first year of study (not on admission).

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines


Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
None
Application:
directly at the University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


  1. Application of admission and Control sheet - in duplicate.
  2. German language test verification certificate - if required (simple copy).
  3. School leaving certificate (certified copy).
  4. Official translation of the School Leaving Certificate (certified copy).
  5. University Degree Certificate and Diploma Supplement - if already available (certified copy).
  6. Official translation of the University Degree Certificate and Diploma Supplement (certified copy).
  7. Applicants who completed their first degree in China, Vietnam or Mongolia are required to submit an APS certificate.
  8. Complete Academic Report/Transcript of Records (certified copy).
  9. Official translation of the Complete Academic Report/Transcript of Records (certified copy).
  10. Curriculum vitae.
  11. Language certificate (simple copy).
  12. A writing sample produced by the applicant within the context of their first degree of 5 to 20 pages, written in English (e.g. an academic essay/term paper/research paper or a part of the final thesis). This writing sample must demonstrate the applicant’s expertise in the field of English Studies and/or American Studies. The writing sample has to be submitted only by applicants who do not hold a dual degree in English and/or American Studies.

Please note: Foreign certificates must be handed in as officially certified copies with an officially certified translation. If your documents do not fulfill the requirements or if important certificates are missing, your application will not be processed. Documents do not have to be translated if they are issued in German, English or French.

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Further Information


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