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Study American Literature in Germany: 4 Universities with 4 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

American Literature is a rich and diverse field that studies the written works produced in the United States and its preceding colonies. This discipline covers a wide range of authors, literary movements, and genres, from the colonial period to contemporary times. Students explore key themes such as the American dream, identity, race, and regionalism, analyzing works from different cultural and historical contexts. The curriculum includes study of major American authors, literary criticism, and the evolution of American literary forms and styles. Skills developed include critical reading, analytical writing, and cultural interpretation. Graduates often pursue careers in education, writing, publishing, or research, where they can contribute to the appreciation and understanding of American literary heritage.

Overview

masters
4

Study Programs in English

universities
4

Universities

ranking
4

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (4 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

€ 0 per semester (4 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between May 31 and September 21

Summer Semester

between May 31 and September 21

View all 4 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in American Literature

#197Times Higher Education Ranking
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University

No. of Students: approx. 38,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #201-300, QS World University Rankings #322
#201-300Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
Kiel University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 27,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #251-300, QS World University Rankings #494

Tuition Fees

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3 English Degree Programs for American Literature in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
0% local admission restriction (local NC)
75% no admission restriction
25% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

25% directly at University
25% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
50% via uni-assist

1 English Degree Program for American Literature in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

7 (2 programs )

Minimum:

95 (1 program )

Minimum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (3 programs )

Maximum:

8 (1 program )

Maximum:

100 (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (2 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

7 (2 programs )

Maximum:

8 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

95 (1 program )

Maximum:

100 (2 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (3 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (2 programs )

Program Features

4-4 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

50%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

50%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in American Literature

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FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

public University · No. of Students: 34,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Kiel University

public University · No. of Students: 27,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Paderborn University

public University · No. of Students: 19,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)