Master programme English and American Studies (E)

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The master's programme in English and American Studies consolidates and enhances the skills gained in the bachelor's programme, especially in the area of linguistics, literature and cultural studies. Graduates of a master's programme will not only have the technical skills that can serve as a basis for an academic career but also the cultural, methodological and factual knowledge which enables them to carry out a responsible occupation in the fields of economics and politics, arts and culture. The medium of instruction is English.

Higher education institution:
Universität Klagenfurt
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:

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Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
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published in the:
MBl. 2010/11, Stk. 20 (Nr. 120.4)

Definition of the field of studies

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


The master's programme consists of the compulsory subjects English language (acquisition of advanced language awareness and skills), English Linguistics (methodologically reflected discussion on topics of the research subject), Literature Studies (enhanced insight into British and post-colonial literature and cultural studies) and Culture Studies (overview of the most important topics, concepts and contexts of North American literature and cultural studies) and moreover of elective subjects to be chosen from a list and elective subjects that can be chosen freely. A study period abroad of at least one semester in an English-speaking country is strongly recommended. Different programmes are available for this. Excursions are also offered. The degree programme concludes with a master's thesis written in English and an examination on the compulsory subject in which the master's thesis was written and on the student's specialist subject.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations