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English Studies: Literature, Language, Culture

- Master´s programs

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature
Student Advisement
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin
(030) 838-723 00

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English Philology or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 60 credit points in English Philology or a higher education degree in General and Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Theater Studies, Dance Studies, or in another Philology with a minimum of 20 credit points in English literary and cultural studies.

  • Proof of English language skills (level C1 CEFR) for applicants whose degree was not obtained at an institution where English is the language of instruction.

The admission is limited.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

The program moves beyond the traditional disciplinary segregation within English studies and seeks to combine literature, linguistics, and cultural studies of the English-speaking world except North America. As a result, it offers a fresh, uncompartmentalized, and international approach to the subjects studied. Courses and study areas will not be confined to one national literature but will focus on intercultural and transcultural phenomena. The program will develop students’ awareness of historical context and the relationships of literature to other texts and media.

1st Semester Admissions
Limited admissions
Admission for Higher Semesters
Limited admissions (for 3rd semester for winter semester, for 2nd and 4th semester for summer semester)
Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 – May 31 (for winter semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester), and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Program Start
Winter semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters