English and American Studies

Study information
Key facts
Degree
Master of Arts
Duration
4 Semesters
Credits/ECTS
120
Teaching language
English
Tuition fee
None
Semester contribution
€ 262,37
Start of studies
Winter semester, Summer semester
Part-time possible
Yes
Find your application procedure

Programme summary

Components of the Master of Arts in English and American Studies include the English language, its description and analysis in the context of current research, and the academic study of anglophone literatures and cultures from the Middle Ages to the present. The curriculum allows students a great deal of flexibility; they can choose to study the field in a broad, all-encompassing manner, or they may specialize in either linguistics or literature and cultural studies. Emphasis is placed on demanding language courses for practical purposes, which means students must have an excellent command of English before they begin the programme.

Special features

A number of cooperation agreements with other departments, including those of German Linguistics and German Literature as well as the departments of History and Geography, enrich the course offering in the fields of literature and cultural studies.
Moreover, students in the English and American Studies programme may opt for an interdisciplinary specialisation on Language and Cognition, offered in cooperation with the Department of German Literature and the Department of German as a Foreign and Second Language and Intercultural Studies.

Career opportunities

After graduation, students will be qualified for high-level positions at the crossroads between business, culture, and the public sector as well as in fields of work requiring outstanding language and communication skills and intercultural experience. This may include multinational corporations, libraries, archives, digital media, and publishing houses. In addition, graduates may choose to pursue a PhD in the humanities or cultural studies.

Admission requirements

University degree Show content

For this master programme you need a subject-specific bachelor degree (minimum 6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits) in English and/or American Studies, or an equivalent degree for a related subject (humanities, esp. modern languages, linguistics, literary studies). The bachelor's grade point average must be 2.5 or higher (German and US systems).

Language requirements Show content

This Master's programme requires the following language proficiencies:

  • English language profiency at level C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages/CEFR) (Further information about the accepted language profiency proofs please see the next menu item "Application documents > Proof of English language proficiency"). 

Application documents

Registration form Show content

Once you finish an online application, this document will be generated under the filename "Application for admission at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena to the masters programme". You need to print out this document, sign it, scan it and send it as PDF file of good quality within the application timeframe to the Master Service Centre: master@uni-jena.de.

CV Show content

Your CV should have a tabular form, containing key information on your school record and academic career.

Motivational letter Show content

Applicants prove that they are qualified and linguistically fit by submitting a letter of motivation written in English.

University entrance qualification certificate Show content

Please upload at the online application system your university entrance certificate/school leaving certificate. Usually, this means the school graduation diploma (German "Abitur"), i.e. the diploma that makes you eligible for studies at an University or other institution for higher education. Be mindful of the fact that here, we do not need any University diploma but a High School diploma! 

Previous university degrees earned Show content

All previous University degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.) if available before the application deadline - if not, please make a note of the anticipated date of issue of your degree certificate. Please upload your University degree or the most actual, detailed transcript of records/ mark sheet of all semesters available to you, should you not hold your degree certificate at the time of application. The main document is the degree/ transcript based on which you apply for the master programme.

Detailed transcript of records Show content

Detailed transcript of records/ mark sheet of your first, subject-specific University degree, with which you apply for the master's programme. This transcript MUST contain an overall cumulative grade point average or average mark.

Proof of relevant work experience Show content

Should you have obtained subject-specific work experience, you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application. 

Proof of subject-specific practical experience Show content

Should you have obtained subject-specific practical experience (e.g. by internships etc.), you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application. 

Proof of English language proficiency Show content

This Master's programme requires an English language proficiency at level C1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

You may prove your English language proficiency by either having obtained a Bachelor's degree in English or American Studies from a German university or by submitting one of the following language certificates:

  • TOEFL: paper based = 600; computer based = 250, internet based = 100,
  • IELTS (academic or general test): Level at least 7.0,
  • Cambridge Proficiency Exam (passed),
  • Trinity Ca'Foscari Certification C1 (passed).

Additional application documents for international students

Translation of foreign/external application documents Show content

Every mandatory application document from foreign/external countries must also be available in either English OR German translation. Such a translation has to be conducted by officially acknowledged/ sworn translators or translation offices.

Proof of grading system Show content

External/foreign degree certificates/ transcripts of records must contain information on the grading system used at the respective University.

Certificate APS Show content

Applicants with degrees from Mongolia, Vietnam or China must submit the original APS-certificate issued by the German Embassy.

University entrance exam Show content

Applicants from the following countries must submit a certificate of their university entrance examination/college entrance examination:

  • Iran (College entrance examination certificate or certificate of  pre-University course/year)
  • Republic of Korea/South Korea: SAT (Scholastic Ability Test)
  • People's Republic of China: College entrance examination certificate ("Gaokao")
Subject Advisor - Dr. Eva-Maria Orth
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-44514
Opening hours:
please see the website of the institute: http://www.iaa.uni-jena.de/en/
Dr. Doreen Triebel
Room 612
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-44565

Contact

Master Service Centre
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-411555
Fax
+49 3641 9-411552
Office hours:
Until further notice we do not offer personal consultation. Consultation hours via phone have been adjusted as well.

Consultation hours by PHONE:

Tuesday 9-11 AM
Wednesday 9-11 AM
Thursday 9-11 AM
Postal address:
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Master Service Centre
07737 Jena
Academic Office for Student Affairs and Examinations
Carl-Zeiß-Platz 1
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-411999
Fax
+49 3641 9-411972
Office hours:
Monday: 10:00-12:00
Tuesday: 12:00-16:00
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 12:00-14:00
Friday: 10:00-12:00

Telephone enquiries:
Monday to Friday: 09:00-10:00
Monday and Wednesday: 14:00-15:00
Student Tutor - Carolin Hundt
Student Representatives English and American Studies
Central Academic Advisory Service
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-411111
Fax
+49 3641 9-411112
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