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Career


International Career Development

Study Abroad

Professional Skills

Academic Networks

PhD Studies

Internships/Jobs

   


   

International Career Development

The practical and international orientation of this MA programme is reflected in the module "Work Experience" and the possibility to spend a semester abroad. All students have the opportunity to gain professional skills and qualifications in academic and non-academic fields. They receive credits for professional skills training or German language courses (for international students) and for work experience. Options include:

  • serving as an intern in firms or organisations either at home or abroad (e.g., in museums, publishing houses, the media, theatres, cultural festivals, advertising agencies, consultancies, etc.)
  • planning and organising an academic event like a student conference, lecture series, film festival, or art exhibition
  • co-organising an academic event and gaining teaching experience by offering tutorials for BA students at the English Department

We strongly recommend that students spend a semester abroad to study at another university or to gain the required work experience there. Students' mobility is facilitated by the department's numerous partnerships worldwide. A number of programmes are available which help with financing experience abroad so that all students should be able to take advantage of this opportunity.

  

Study Abroad

The International Office offers information sessions on planning and financing a semester / year abroad. Another valuable source of information is the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which lists study abroad programmes and opportunities for international internships. If you plan to study in the US, you should also consult the website of the Fulbright Commission.

Amrei Sander (Studienberatungsbüro) is responsible for distributing information on study abroad programmes at the English Department. Please refer to the department website for further information.

   

Professional Skills

The Career Service offers professional skills training through workshops and seminars. If you are interested in improving your foreign language skills, you will find a varied range of general and subject-specific courses at the Language Centre.

   

Academic Networks

If you are interested in going to conferences and getting in touch with other scholars, you might want to check out the networks and academic annoucements on H-Soz-Kult and H-Net.

Professional organisations:

   

PhD Studies

The University of Münster offers structural doctoral programmes in literary and cultural studies and linguistics. Further information is available on the websites of the Graduate Schools Practices of Literature and Empirical and Applied Linguistics. General information on doctoral programmes at WWU Münster can be found here.

SAFIR, the university's third-party funding support service, provides detailed information on PhD scholarships.

   

Internships/Jobs

The Career Service offers information on jobs and internships in Germany and abroad. If you are looking for a job or internship, you will find current offerings on these websites: