Admission Requirements (German) [de]



English Summary

Academic Requirements

Prospective students must have completed a three-year undergraduate degree in English Studies (Bachelor or equivalent). Degrees in selected related fields are also accepted if applicants can provide proof that their studies included a focus on Anglophone languages, literatures and/or cultures. These related fields are:

  • philology
  • cultural studies
  • media studies
  • communication studies

Language Skills

As all courses will be held in English, excellent English skills are a prerequisite for participation in this programme. These skills can be documented by the Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE: A, B or C), Cambridge Advanced Examination (CAE: A or B), or an equivalent language certificate, i.e. TOEFL iBT 109+, TOEFL pBT 620+, or IELTS 8+. Native speakers of English do not need to provide proof of their English language skills.

Application Materials and Deadline

Prospective students must submit the following:

  • A-levels or international equivalent (certified copy)
  • undergraduate diploma (certified copy)
  • proof of language skills
  • curriculum vitae (in tabular form)
  • transcript of records listing credits, examinations and courses attended (certified copy)
  • letter of intent (800-1,200 words; in English) describing why the applicant seeks an MA degree in British, American and Postcolonial Studies; the letter should mention and explain the applicants’ previous interests or specialised areas of study, as well as their plans for their future studies and career
  • if applicable: documentation of time spent abroad, work experience, extracurricular activities, foreign language skills, etc.

To start the application process, please go to: Online Application [en]

Admissions for winter term only:
EU students:
apply by 15 July
Non-EU students: apply by 31 May

Please also consult the MA admissions website of the university's central admissions office.