Universität Bonn

Department of English, American and Celtic Studies

MA English Literatures and Cultures

The MA English Literatures and Cultures deals with literatures and cultures of Great Britain and the postcolonial world. It comprises 11 modules and a Master's thesis, totalling 120 CP. On this page, you will find more information on the MA ELC, including module guides, exam regulations, examples and recommendations of your course of studies, and more.

If you are new to the University of Bonn and/or the IAAK, we have a First Steps Guide For New Students that is designed to make your first weeks at our department as smooth as possible. You can find this guide, and other helpful files, in our Downloads section.

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Module Guide

This guide contains general overviews of the modules offered. For contents of specific courses, please see Basis.

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Exam Regulations

The exam regulations are the 'law books' of the faculty. It is an important document you should consult when you're in doubt.

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As long as it is congruent with exam regulations, you can choose whatever courses you wish.

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Professional Training

The Professional Training module is a mandatory internship that you can do at any point during your studies. It is aimed to provide you an insight into and idea of the working world.

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Extracurricular activities

Aside from seminars and lectures, the University of Bonn in general and the IAAK in specific offer a wide varity of clubs, activities, and other events that are always worth checking out! From sports and theatre to student-led clubs, there is probably something here for everyone!

Requirements and Prerequisites

Undergraduate degrees and ECTS

  • A Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree acquired in Germany or abroad
  • Your degree must include at least 36 credit points (Bonn) or an equivalent number in English Studies. The overall subject focus of your BA should be in the humanities or social sciences.
  • Applicants are required to have completed modules focusing on literary history, theory, and cultural studies

Language Proficiency

  • Applicants are required to have completed English language practice modules (18 ECTS minimum)
  • International students need a certificate of intermediate German language proficiency (DSH-1, TestDaF TDN 3, CEFR B2)
  • Proficiency in a third language is highly desirable

Applications and Admissions

  • The application period for winter semesters is usually in mid-May, the application for summer semesters in mid-December. Please see here for exact dates.

  • You can apply before completing your first (undergraduate) degree but have to submit your degree certificate when you enrol in the programme.

  • For more information regarding the application process, pelase see here.


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