MSc in Anglophone Studies at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Leibniz Universität Hannover 4 Semesters
Germany Full Time
Master of Arts Onsite

The two-year Master’s programme in Advanced Anglophone Studies is a consecutive degree programme taught exclusively in English. No German skills are required. The programme is a joint venture of the British and the American Studies divisions in the English Seminar. It is aimed at students with degrees in American Studies, British Studies, and other fields of literary or cultural studies. It offers a broad variety of courses in American and British Studies, with a strong focus on new English literature, postcolonial and diaspora studies, gender studies, and the literature of globalisation. In addition, students are invited to work on media history and media theory and to acquaint themselves with new trends in television studies, popular culture studies, and the studies of digital cultures.

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Course Details:

The teaching units constituting the modules are listed in the module catalog or the model curriculum on the program’s website. They include lectures, seminars, and supervised student workgroups as well as one mandatory internship and/or a study abroad period of at least four weeks.

Enrollment Requirements:

  1. It is a prerequisite for access to the Master’s program in Advanced Anglophone Studies that the candidate has an academic degree in a relevant subject or an equivalent academic degree from another foreign university in a relevant subject from a German university or from a university adhering to the Bologna Process. The equivalence of other foreign degrees will be determined through evaluation by the Central Office for Foreign Education Systems from the minister of Cultural Affairs (
  2. An academic degree from a German University or university adhering to the Bologna Process can be either a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, Diploma (“Diplom”), Magister, or state-examination degree.
  3. Subjects that qualify as relevant for the previous study program are English, Anglistics, American Studies, Cultural Studies, or other Humanities subjects. The decision as to whether the subject is relevant is to be decided by the party declared as responsible in the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung). A favorable definition may be contingent on the condition that missing modules be completed within the first two semesters of study.
  4. Additionally, proof of English language competence is required (see below).
  5. If the degree has not been completed at the time of application, notwithstanding paragraph one, proof needs to be given that 83.33% of the total necessary credit points have been earned (at least 150 credits). If the applicant cannot demonstrate the required 150 LP by 15 July (winter semester) or by 15 January (summer semester) of the appropriate year, the responsible authority, as indicated by the examination regulations, will decide in individual cases on a conditional admission subject to the demonstration of completion of the required credit points by 15 September (admission for the winter semester) or 15 March (admission for the summer semester) of the respective year.
  6. Applicants with officially recognized refugee status who can substantiate the conditions for admission but cannot present the documents may participate in an aptitude test. Proof of the passed aptitude test is to be enclosed in the application.


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Costs/Tuition Fees:

Free of Cost

Level/Field(s) of Study:


Degree Level:

Linguistics and languages

Language Requirements:

Proof of English language competence is required. The proof of this knowledge is subject to the provisions of the Regulations on Special Requirements for the subject English at the English Department of the Leibniz Universität Hannover in its current version. Applicants with English as their mother tongue or with a degree in English/American Studies need no further evidence beyond a transcript or diploma. When in doubt, the authority indicated in the examination regulations is to decide.

Application Deadline:

The application has to be submitted via the university’s online portal. Application documents for the winter semester should be submitted by 31 May (for applications from non-EU countries) or by 15 July (applications from Germany and other EU countries). Applications for the summer semester should be submitted by 30 November (for applications from non-EU countries) or by 15 January (applications from Germany and EU countries) at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. The application is only valid for the semester following the respective application period.

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