Master programme Anglophone Literatures and Cultures (E)

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

Graduates of the master's programme will be able to recognise and analyse complex phenomena in the Anglophone cultural regions, to present them in a differentiated manner and apply them practically in inter-, multi- and trans-cultural communication situations. They can choose from alternative areas of focus, for instance in the field of British, Irish and New English literature, North-American cultures and literature as well as cultural/media studies, whereby cultural and medial transfer processes are accorded special attention. Graduates will have an excellent oral and written command of the English language in academic and other types of text as well as the ability to reflect on these using appropriate methods from literary and cultural studies. The medium of instruction is English.

Higher education institution:
Universität Wien
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
Anglophone Literatures and Cultures (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. 2007/08, Stk. 30 (Nr. 199), i.d.F. Stk. 44 (Nr. 368), MBl. 2008/09, Stk. 26 (Nr. 221.1), MBl. 20012/13, Stk. 33 (Nr. 227.2), MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 12 (Nr. 59.3)

Definition of the field of studies

“Anglophone Literatures and Cultures” deals with research in the field of literature and culture in the English-speaking world.


The master's programme consists of the compulsory modules “Language, Literature and Culture“, “Advanced Academic Language Skills“ and “Research Methodology and Theory”, the alternative compulsory modules “British/ Irish/ New English Literatures“, “American/ North American Lit./ Studies“ and “Cultural Studies/ Media Studies“ and a “transdisciplinary module”. This can be studied at a university abroad. A study period abroad is recommended. The degree programme concludes with a master's thesis and a master's examination.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations