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Anglophone Studies

Master of Arts (M.A.)


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Englischer Studiengang

EnglishThis 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
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Composition of the Study Programme

Duration of studies

4 semesters – 120 credit points (cp)
Studienaufbau: 1

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
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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)

Disclaimer Studienaufbau

Irrtümer und Änderungen vorbehalten.


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Commencement of studies

Winter semester (October) and summer semester (April)

Bewerbung: Zulassungsvoraussetzungen

Admission requirements

„Admission requirements“: From winter semester (October) 2020/21 on, there are new admission requirements. 

The entry prerequisite for a Master's degree course is a Bachelor's degree with a relevant subject profile. 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 B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages must be provided before registration by one of the following means:


  • Any certificate of a passed standardised language test, which proves language skills equivalent to Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is accredited   
  • A pass in an English examination at a university at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages that is no more than two years old
  • Successful completion of a Bachelor's study programme with an anglophone focus, which leads to Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • Another appropriate evidence of English Skills at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Please bear in mind, that you are supposed to present your language certificate during registration. The language requirements of which evidence is to be provided for admission to the Master's study programme Anglophone Studies must be presented at registration. It is not possible to make up the language requirements within the first two semesters (registration subject to reservations).

Beginn im WiSe / SoSe keine Zulassungsbeschränkung - engl

Application for admission and registration

  • The intake capacity of this degree programme is not limited internally by the university.
  • Enrolment starts at the beginning of June for a winter semester and at the beginning of December for a summer semester More on this
  • Enrolment deadlines are specified each year. For further information, please refer to our application portal.

Special regulations apply to foreign applicants or those who gained their university-entrance qualifications abroad. Read more

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.

Promotion engl.


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


Giessener Graduiertenzentrum Kulturwissenschaften, engl.


Internationales: incomings

Information about studying at Justus Liebig University Giessen (incomings)


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

Contact and office hours

Further Information

Weitere Infos: Dokumente

PDF documents for the courses of study


Examination- and study regulations


Courses offered in the course catalogue

Any more questions?


Any more questions?
Information and consulting services of the JLU can be found in the category "Contact" on this page!


Subject Advisor

The subject advisors for the individual subjects in the Master's programme "History and Culture" can be found here (website is in German):
Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften

Die Studienfachberater/innen für die einzelnen Fächern in dem Master-Studiengang "Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften" finden Sie hier:

Studienfachberatung für die Kombinationsstudiengänge


Student Advisory Office

Central Student Services

Directions and welcome desk

Redaktion: ZSB

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Redaktion: Zentrale Studienberatung

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