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Bielefeld University

InterAmerican Studies / Estudios InterAmeriсanοs

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Cultural Studies, Global & European Studies, American Studies, Area & Regional Studies
English & other language
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Summer semester: 15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction 
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description

The interdisciplinary MA program InterAmerican Studies/Estudios InterAmericanos deals with social, cultural, historical, and political developments in the Americas both on a national and transnational level. Updated with recent academic research, our program focuses on transnational and intercultural issues, as well as on the dynamics of globalization and world politics. We provide a space for an interdisciplinary dialogue between Literary, Cultural, and Media Studies, Linguistics, Sociology, Political Science, and Transnational History. Therefore, applicants for the MA program InterAmerican Studies/Estudios InterAmericanos are expected to be interested in interdisciplinary analysis, intercultural exchange, international relations, and studying abroad.

As an international MA program, we offer all our courses in English and Spanish. Our students develop an in-depth knowledge of the cultures, societies, and histories of the Americas. In particular, they develop the ability to navigate transnational contexts and transcultural interrelationships. Moreover, since the demand for media skills in the job market has been continuously increasing, the MA program InterAmerican Studies/Estudios Inter-Americanos carries out annual media study projects.

As part of its international profile, the MA program InterAmerican Studies/Estudios InterAmericanos offers a double degree option with the Maestría en Literaturas Interamericanas at the Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico). This option allows those interested to complete both the MA program in Bielefeld and the Maestría in Guadalajara at the same time.

With its double cultural focus on the North and Latin American regions, our program trains experts in international, intercultural, and social communication processes with key qualifications in the areas of cultural mediation and knowledge transfer. This interdisciplinary character enables a variety of career choices. Graduates of our MA program work in various areas such as management consulting, international organizations, event and cultural management, press and the media, tourism, consulates, and embassies, as well as at universities and language schools.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semestеrs.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min 87
min 5.5
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: At least B.
min II
Spanish Certificate
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no

Additional information:
German language skills are beneficial for the course; however, proof of this is waived for enrollment. If the university entrance qualification or an English-language university degree was not obtained in Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States of America, the following certificates are sufficient evidence of proficiency (minimum level). English language proficiency can also be proven with the completion of a relevant module "Language Acquisition Level B2" at Bielefeld University’s Fachsprachenzentrum (Language Center), or a certificate from a state or state-recognized school or university explicitly confirming English language proficiency at level B2 CEFR. The "Merkblatt zum Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife für Schülerinnen und Schüler der gymnasialen Oberstufe an Gymnasien und Gesamtschulen" (Information leaflet on the Certificate of General Higher Education Entrance Qualification for Students in Upper Secondary Education at Grammar Schools and Comprehensive Schools) of the Ministry for School and Education of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, as of August 2018 is used to evaluate school certificates obtained in Germany.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

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



Bielefeld University

Further Information

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Course Website