Master’s Programme English and American Studies

Would you like to analyse texts independently, acquire specialised knowledge of English-language literatures and cultures and develop your communication and research skills?

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The students of the Master’s Degree Programme in English and American Studies acquire sound knowledge and competencies in the fields of English linguistics and culture, English literature and culture as well as American literature and culture. Students may choose as electives courses and programmes offered in other departments and institutes of the faculty (for example, film studies, media studies, business communication).

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Study Code
UC 066 812

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Graduates possess highly specialised knowledge in the fields mentioned in the qualification profile. They are able to apply their knowledge at the intersections of related subjects and disciplines as well as to society by independently formulate and substantiate scientific arguments and to find innovative solutions to problems.

The Master's Programme English and American Studies deals with the varieties of languages, literatures and cultures of the Anglophone world. It includes the following areas of competence: advanced language studies, English linguistics and culture, English literature and culture as well as American literature and culture.

Graduates are able to perform independent scientific work, to review and critically select relevant material, to evaluate, discuss and analyse as well as to summarise and transfer it to others.

They have the open-mindedness and methodological flexibility required by the constantly changing job requirements of today's labour market.

The competences trained include: Language, communication and presentation skills; scientific work in theory and practice; text comprehension and production; multimedia skills; cultural-historical, socio-political and intercultural skills; problem awareness and problem-solving skills; methodological skills; social skills and teamwork ability; independence and flexibility. Transfer of these competences is achieved via scientific discussion about the English language in its sub-disciplines and manifestations, literary texts in English and other text types and media of relevance for cultural studies.

Due to the prominent role of English in today's world and the competences imparted by the Master's Programme English and American Studies, there is a wide range of activities and occupational fields for graduates: science and research; language and communication training (e.g. in adult education); literary translation, publishing, bookselling and librarianship; media (print media, radio, television, film, video, internet); cultural management and cultural policy; public administration and diplomatic service; economy and tourism.

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Curriculum

https://www.uibk.ac.at/en/programmes/ma-english-and-american-studies/2009w/
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