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University of Münster

National and Transnational Studies: Literature, Culture, Language

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Language and Literary Studies, Linguistics
English only
Winter semester: 31 May/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)

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.

This first degree must be in a field that is thematically relevant to the master's 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.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min C2
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: At least C.
min 7.5
min 109
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: At least B.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Please note that the university considers you an English native speaker if English is an official language in your country. 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.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

  1. Proof of a general university entrance qualification or of a qualification recognized as equivalent by the responsible state body.
  2. Proof of the existence of a first professional qualification. If there was no graduation certificate, a preliminary certificate must be submitted, in which at least the grades of the first five semesters (corresponding to at least 150 credit points) have been received. If the university does not provide a provisional certificate, the transcript of records is sufficient for the time being. The graduation certificate must be presented upon registration.
  3. Evidence of sufficient language skills (see language requirements).
  4. CV in tabular form.
  5. Certified proof of the achievements and courses attended during the first-degree course (transcript of records).
  6. Short essay on a given topic from the field of "National and transnational studies". The topic will be announced on the homepage of the degree program at least two weeks before the application portal opens. The essay must be around 2000 words long. In addition to scientific standards and relevance, as well as adherence to standards of scientific work against the background of the applicant's previous study and focus areas, it should demonstrate the willingness essential for the study, also beyond the previously acquired technical certainty and the established academic canon a general question that is programmatic for the interdisciplinary field of National and Transnational Studies. The focus is not on the presentation of specialist knowledge, but on the self-critical production of transdisciplinary transfer services and the creative inclusion of non-specialist perspectives.
  7. If necessary, proof of stays abroad, practical work experience or other additional qualifications.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website