Master North American Studies

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The interdisciplinary M.A. program in North American Studies at the University of Augsburg (NAS) provides students with in-depth knowledge of the history, culture and political systems of North America as well as with methodological tools for research on the region. Although it focuses mainly on the United States and Canada, NASA differs form similar programs in so far as Mexico and the Caribbean are included in the curriculum. Spanish and French have the same status as English in the language and culture related parts of the program.

Research on North America has a long tradition at the University of Augsburg. NAS evolved from a co-operation between the Institute for Canadian Studies, the Chair for Political Science, the Chair for American Studies, the Chair for New English Literatures and Cultural Studies, the Chair for Transatlantic Cultural History, the Chair for Romance Linguistics, the Chair for Romance Literature (French/Italian) and the Professorship for Romance Literature (Iberian Studies).

The interdisciplinary approach of NAS offers an integrated perspective on the diversity of the North American continent. With a huge variety of densely interlocked courses, the involved chairs and institutes provide students with possibilities for specialization based on personal interests.

Employment opportunities:

In a globalized world North America still occupies center stage in political, economic and cultural matters. Thus, job candidates with expertise on this area will find opportunities in many places: in the public sector or international organizations; in the media or in the culture business; with NGOs or publishing houses; in private enterprises or education and universities. The job perspectives of NAS graduates are as diverse as North America as such.

Program Details:

Admission: Applications are only possible for the winter term. For admission requirements see “application”.
Application deadline: Applications are accepted from June 1, 2018 - September 1, 2018
Start of program: Mid-October 2018
Duration: Four semesters,during which 120 ECTS credits must be acquired.
Course languages: German / English / French / Spanish

Academic degree:

Master of Arts (M.A.)



Jun.-Prof. Dr. Annika McPherson




+49 821 598 - 5763

+49 821 598 14 5763

Room: D4032
Office hours:

Open office hours
31 July 2018 (10-11 am),
4 September 2018 (10-11 am),
18 September 2018 (10-11 am)

Office hours with appointment (registration via Digicampus):
24 July 2018 (2-3 pm),
31 July 2018 (11-12),
4 September 2018 (11-12),
18 September 2018 (11-12)

For longer consultation sessions or video conferences (e.g. for B.A. and M.A. projects), please make an appointment via e-mail.
Weekly office hours during term (Tuesdays 10-12) will resume on 16 October 2018.

Universität Augsburg
Philologisch-Historische Fakultät
Juniorprofessur für
Neue Englische Literaturen und Kulturwissenschaft
Universitätsstrasse 10
86135 Augsburg