Contents of the degree programme

Basic modules:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Language

Intermediary modules:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Survey module

Advanced modules:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Interdisciplinary project module
  • Master’s Thesis
  • Occupational fields
  • Political education
  • International Organisations
  • Cultural management
  • Publishing and Librarianship/Journalism
  • Fields of work at the intersection of business, politics and culture
  • Teaching and Research


  • Semester(s) abroad highly encouraged
  • Partner universities of the Department of English and American Studies include Georgia State University (Atlanta), University of Georgia (Athens), University of Kansas (Kansas), Minnesota State University (Mankato)

Qualification requirements

  • A first, above-average academic degree in American or English Studies (GPA equivalent to the German “gut”, i.e. up to 2.5; grades between 2.5 and 3.5: successful interview required). Students who have received a degree in English Studies need to present proof of a significant focus on literature and culture classes, preferably with America-related content, with their record of transcripts; 2-3 page essay on a topic that will be published on our homepage.

Language requirements

Good English proficiency required, e.g. GER C1 level or 95 points in TOEFL iBT, or 7.0 IELTS

Proof of German proficiency at CEFR A1 level (info on German language courses and examinations at FAU;, needs to be documented within the first year of studies.

Student Services Fee

The contribution of students currently amounts to 42 Euro per semester. An additional charge of 70 Euro covers the mandatory basic “semester ticket”, a transit pass that provides students with unlimited access to public transportation in the metropolitan region Nürnberg from 7 pm to 6 am weekdays and around the clock on weekends (for an optional charge the pass can be valid around the clock every day).

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated February 6, 2019
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