Master programme English and American Studies (E)

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The master's programme in English and American Studies deals with the language, literature and culture of the English-speaking world. It consists of the following competence areas: Advanced Language Studies (acquisition of advanced language awareness and skills), English Linguistics and Culture (methodologically reflected dealing with topics of the research subject), English Literature and Culture (enhanced insight into British and post-colonial literature and cultural studies) and American Literature and Culture (overview of the most important topics, concepts and contexts of North American literature and cultural studies). In these areas the knowledge and skills gained in the bachelor's programme are further developed and enhanced, thus preparing graduates for all sorts of scientific, communication, cultural and media-oriented occupations. The productive discussion of issues pertaining to gender studies is an interdisciplinary matter, which is relevant for all modules. The medium of instruction is English.

Higher education institution:
Universität Innsbruck
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
English and American Studies (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
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published in the:
MBl. 2008/09, Stk. 88 (Nr. 281)

Definition of the field of studies

The aim of the degree programme in English and American Studies is to teach excellent skills in the active use of the English language.


Students have to study compulsory modules from the following competence areas: Advanced Language Studies, English Linguistics and Culture, English Literature and Culture and American Literature and Culture. Moreover, students have to study elective modules from the above-mentioned competence areas and from specialising and supplementary competence areas. A study period abroad in an English-speaking country is strongly recommended. The degree programme concludes with a master's thesis written in English.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations