M.A. North and Latin American Studies

University of Passau

Program Description

M.A. North and Latin American Studies

University of Passau

About the programme

The Master of Arts programme in North and Latin American Studies combines North American and Latin American Studies into a single and unique syllabus which draws from a variety of academic disciplines and gives its students profound insight into the two Americas as distinct entities, as well as their global ties and relations. This answers to a rising demand for graduates with a broad academic background and specific knowledge of America, particularly at a time when North and South are growing together on many levels, while the gap between Europe and America is widening.

This is an accredited programme which has received the Seal of Quality of the Foundation for the Accreditation of Study Programmes in Germany.


  • Emphasis on both Americas
  • Core subjects: Geography, Literary and Cultural Studies, Political Science and Business Administration
  • The degree programme includes foreign study in Latin America in which students learn first-hand about the South Americans' attitudes towards their big neighbour in the north
  • Transferable skills are developed with the aim of generating inter-disciplinary co-operation
  • Students can create an individual study profile

Programme Syllabus

The programme consists of three module groups:

  1. Foundation module
  2. American modules
  3. Profile modules

Academic entry requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree obtained after a programme of at least three years' full-time study in a social science, cultural studies, business, economics or a related discipline with a result of 3.0 or better according to the German marking system or its foreign equivalent.

Languages of instruction

German; includes individual modules taught in English, Spanish and Portuguese

German language requirements

You need good German language skills at level B2 CEFR or higher to study this degree programme. Therefore, unless you are a German native speaker or have completed part of your education in German (e.g. first degree or secondary education), you will need to provide one of the recognised German language certificates when applying for the programme, such as DSH-1, TestDaF 3×4 or equivalent.

The University of Passau has set up a German language teaching unit, German Courses Passau, which offers language programmes tailored to the needs of international students.

If you do not have any existing German language skills, you may wish to study its Academic German Year preparatory language programme, which will take you from absolute beginner to near-native level in just two semesters. You may sit the DSH language test for university admission as part of this programme.

The Academic German Semester and summer courses offered by GCP are suitable for you if you already have some German language skills.

Additional language requirements

English language proficiency at level B2 CEFR/UNIcert® II Portuguese or Spanish language proficiency at level B2 CEFR/UNIcert® II

This school offers programs in:
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Last updated January 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2019
4 - 6 semesters
Full time
72 EUR
EUR 72 per semester for student services & bus pass
Germany - Passau, Bavaria
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