The master's degree in English Literatures and Cultures deals with the literatures and cultures of Great Britain and the post-colonial world. Graduates with a relevant undergraduate degree can deepen and expand their knowledge and understanding of the topic in the master’s program and at the same time develop advanced research skills.

In terms of content, the course focuses on the English Renaissance as well as on British literatures and cultures from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries to the present day. In addition, post-colonial literary and cultural studies are deepened. Due to the interdisciplinary orientation, the examination of language, literature and culture always includes historical, philosophical, political and media science issues. In the course of the course, individual priorities can be set by taking elective and research modules.

Entry Requirement

  • Examination regulations (legally binding information)
  • University degree (domestic or foreign) in a relevant subject
  • German language skills (language level GeR B2)
  • Specific modules: English language practice modules (18 ECTS) | English literary history, literary theory, theories in cultural studies (18 ECTS in total)

Career Prospects

Cultural management (theater, opera, museum, etc.), international language institutes (adult education), journalism / media industry, communication industry (advertising, public relations, translation), book industry (libraries, bookshops, publishers), international cultural relations, marketing, tourism, international organizations / Authorities / (non-) government organizations, teaching post, science (science management, teaching / research at universities, research institutions, university administration, etc.)

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