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European-American Studies M.A.


Master of Arts

Program structure

Master of Arts: Only a single subject is usually studied. However, individual programs can be highly interdisciplinary. This means that the contents of the program may come from different fields of study.

Special features

Interdisciplinary and international orientation


The master's program European-American Studies at the University of Regensburg is a four-semester interdisciplinary and internationally oriented degree program. It provides in-depth knowledge of European-American relations in the past and present and in different contexts. Topics and research areas such as politics, history, economics, literature, culture and language are examined from a transatlantic-comparative perspective. The focus of this consecutive degree program which includes an internship lies on the acquisition of academic and research-oriented expertise in the field of European-American relations.  

The focal points of American Studies at the University of Regensburg currently include:

  • American cultures of memory
  • Early American Studies
  • American drama and theater
  • Performance studies
  • German-American relations
  • American visual cultures
  • Theory and practice of American Studies

Professional prospects / competencies

Not specified

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

The master's program includes the opportunity to complete an internship.

Disciplines involved

American Studies, Political Science

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 4 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

120 ECTS credits

Language of instruction

English (individual elective courses in German if necessary)

Program can be started

In the winter semester

What qualities do I need to have?

Not specified

Restricted admittance

No, this program does not have restricted admission. Please note, however, that you have to take part in an eligibility test, which means you must first apply to the Chair of American Studies.

You can also find further information in the Master's examination regulations.

Legal requirements for admission

In order to enroll in the master's program in European-American Studies, you must first go through an eligibility process, for which you have to apply to the Chair of American Studies.

Further information can be found in the Master's examination regulations

Application deadline(s)

Information for application deadlines can be found on the American Studies Department homepage.

Information for international applicants.

Registration dates and deadlines

After a successful application (aptitude test) for the European-American Studies master's program, you can enroll in the Registrar's Office. Information on the dates for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Language skills needed

To get admitted to this master's program, applicants need to provide a proof of English language proficiency corresponding to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

By the end of the first year of study, applicants who did not obtain their first degree or higher education entrance qualification at a German-speaking institution must provide proof of basic German language skills corresponding to level A1 CEFR.

Information on German language classes

Documents needed (to apply / register)

To find out which documents you need for your application to the Department of American Studies, please visit the Chair's homepage.

Information on the required enrollment documents can be found on the Registrar's Office's homepage.

Please consult the International Office's homepage if you are an international applicant.

Contact within the faculty


Gabriele Mödl, M.A.

Claudia Trotzke, M.A.

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