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University of Münster

National and Transnational Studies: Literature, Culturе, Languagе

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Language & Literary Studies, Linguistics, World Literature
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction 
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a field that is thematically relevant to this M.A. program. These fields are: Literature, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Book Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, History, Political science, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Ethnology, Philosophy, Theology, Education, Art History, or Psychology.

Applicants must prove a special qualification and suitability for this program, which is assessed through the grades attained in MA-relevant focal subjects during their BA studies (or equivalent) as certified by their BA diploma (or equivalent) and transcript of student records, through the application essay, the CV and (where applicable) evidence of previous international and professional experience.

All prospective students should have a strong interest in literary and cultural studies, linguistics and/or book studies, as well as in the study of national and transnational identities.

Applicants who have already dealt with national and transnational identities in their undergraduate studies are especially welcome.
Students previously unfamiliar with the methodologies of literary and cultural studies, linguistics and/or book studies should be prepared to familiarise themselves with these fields during their first semester on the M.A. program.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semestеrs.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min C2
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: Grades A, B, or C.
min 7.5
min 109
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: Grades A or B.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no

Additional information:
Please note that the university considers you an English native speaker if English is an official language in your country. English as a medium of instruction in previous studies is not accepted as proof of language proficiency. If you have a type of language certificate that is not listed here and are not sure whether this will be acceptable, you may contact the English Department's student advisory service (e-mail [email protected]), for advice. German language skills are desirable (e.g. to facilitate everyday life), but not mandatory.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

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


Application Documents

Application documents must include:

  1. Proof of qualification for admission to higher education, e.g. a school leaving certificate like Abitur, A-levels, or international equivalent.
  2. Undergraduate diploma(s).
  3. Transcript(s) of records: enlists titles of and performance in courses taken in the previous degree program(s).
  4. Proof of language skills (for non-native speakers only). See language requirements.
  5. Short essay (c. 2,000 words/5 pages, in English).
  6. Curriculum vitae (in tabular form).
  7. Proof of stay abroad (where applicable).
  8. Proof of internships (where applicable).

Important notice for prospective applicants from India, China, and Vietnam: The APS certificate is now a required document for the application as wеll.


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Further Information

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