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Anglophone Studies

Master of Arts (M.A.)






English This course of study is taught in English.


The aim of the study programme Anglophone Studies is to impart advanced linguistic, literary and cultural knowledge and specific didactic knowledge and skills as well as comprehensive skills in the field of academic methodology in the subjects studied. The intention is to equip students with the skills needed for the independent acquisition, implementation and critical appraisal of linguistic, literary, cultural and specialist didactic models and theories. Students are to be equipped to conduct independent and creative analyses of complex issues and to plan, carry out and assess their own academic projects.


Duration of Studies

4 Semesters - 120 Credit Points (CP)


since 18 May 2010

Composition of the study programme

Composition of the Study Programme

Duration of studies

4 semesters – 120 credit points (cp)

Composition of the Masters's course

The master's programme is composed of one major and one minor subject. You will study your major and minor subject simultaneously. The thesis is to be written in the major at the end of the study program.
Anglophone Studies is designed to be completed within two years (four semesters). All courses are taught in English.

You choose your major and minor subjects from the following list. Please note that "Teaching English as a Foreign Language" is not available as a minor subject.:


SubjectMajor / Minor
Anglophone Literary, Cultural and Media Studies (ALCMS) Major / Minor
English Linguistics (ELI) Major / Minor
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Major only


Your curriculum depends on the chosen subjects (major and minor). You can find further information in the "Programme Structure", which is part of the study regulations:
Programme Structure


Further Information

A description of the modules can be found in the Special Regulations:

Special Regulations


Courses Offered in the Course Catalogue

Course Catalogue (in German)

Irrtümer und Änderungen vorbehalten.


Application 1

Commencement of studies

Winter semester (October) and summer semester (April)

Application procedure

Depending on where you obtained either your university entrance certificate or your Bachelor degree, we differentiate two application procedures:

Case A

You need to use JLU’s application portal if

  • you hold a completed Bachelor’s degree obtained at a German university (the country of origin of your university entrance certificate is of no importance).
  • your German Bachelor programme is not yet complete. Please provide a preliminary report. The country of origin of your university entrance certificate is of no importance.
  • you want to change to another degree programme at JLU. The country of origin of your university entrance certificate is of no importance.

Case B

You need to submit your application to uni-assist if

  • you hold a completed Bachelor’s degree obtained at a foreign university (the country of origin of your university entrance certificate is of no importance).
  • you obtained your university entrance certificate abroad and attended but not completed yet a Bachelor programme at any other university within EU. Please provide a preliminary report.

Intake capacity ("Numerus Clausus")

The intake capacity of this degree programme is (not) limited internally by the university.



Application for enrolment period summer semester:

  • Information will be published in due time

Application for enrolment period winter semester:

  • Application for enrolment starts
    • for applicants with a German Bachelor's: June 1
    • for applicants with an international Bachelor's degree: May 1
  • Application deadline: June 15


No study fees are charged for this study program. However, students have to pay a semester contribution of approx. 300 EUR for administration and semester tickets (details).

Application 2

Admission requirements

The entry prerequisite for a Master's degree course is a Bachelor's degree with a relevant subject profile. M.A. Anglophone Studies is a consecutive M.A. programme requiring subject knowledge from the related B.A. course of studies. The Faculty Board of Examiners decides on whether or not the prior course of studies matches the required profile. More...

Advanced knowledge of English is required for all subjects. Evidence of English skills on Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages must be provided before registration by one of the following means:

  • One of the following standardised language tests on C1 level: Cambridge Certificate – First Certificate in English (FCE) or Test of English as a Foreign Language – TOEFL iBT or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or UNIcert.
  • A university entrance certificate acquired in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America
  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree programme in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America

Please bear in mind that you are supposed to present your language certificate during registration. It is not possible to make up the language requirements within the first two semesters (registration subject to reservations).


For further information please contact:

Registrar’s Office / Studierendensekretariat
Goethestrasse 58
Postal address: Postfach 11 14 40, 35359 Giessen
Tel.: 0641/99-16400

Career Options

Career Options

Career Options

The Master's programme qualifies you for jobs in a variety of professional fields such as education and language schools, journalism and media, cultural management, public relations, advertising, tourism, in international business enterprises and international organisations. As in all humanities, relevant internships are recommended.


It is possible to do a doctorate after completing the course of study.




Information about studying at Justus Liebig University Giessen (incomings)


Contact persons of faculty 05

International Office
General counseling of international students
Goethestr. 58
35390 Giessen

Contact and office hours

Further Information

Further Information

PDF documents for the courses of study



Examination- and study regulations


Courses offered in the course catalogue


Student Advisory Office

Student Advisory Office

Central Student Services

Directions and welcome desk

ZSB-Stempel: Bild und Text

Redaktion: Zentrale Studienberatung

(Irrtümer und Änderungen vorbehalten)