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Joint Master's Degree

The European Joint Master's Programme in English and American Studies is a Master’s programme developed by the Departments of English and American Studies and our partner universities.

 

Degree Awarded
MA

Starting Date
September

Programme Duration
minimum 4 semesters

ECTS
120

Language of Instruction
English

     Mode of Attendance
Full-time

Programme structure

The programme consists of 90 ECTS taught credits and 30 ECTS for the thesis. You will take compulsory credits in linguistics, literary studies and cultural studies (10-12 ECTS each) as well as in English language proficiency (8-12 ECTS). Students whose first language is English may replace these credits with credits in a foreign language. The remaining taught credits should be taken in the specialist field of your choice: either linguistics, literary studies or cultural studies. 

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to the programme, you must have

  1. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of at least 180 ECTS in English and American Studies or in another area relevant to the programme, e.g. modern and classical languages. If your BA degree is NOT in English and American studies, please contact the academic advisor of your chosen entrance university. It is not necessary to have completed your BA degree before applying, but you should indicate the date when you expect to be awarded your degree.
  2. Proof of your competence in English in the form of a recognised language certificate. The following minimum scores are required in these English language exams: 
  • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) – PASS
  • Michigan ECPE (Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English) – PASS
  • Trinity ISE 3 (Integrated Skills in English) – PASS
  • Pearson PTE Academic – MINIMUM SCORE 76
  • IELTS – MINIMUM OVERALL SCORE 7
  • TOEFL Internet-based test – MINIMUM SCORE 98

Exceptions are made for students whose entrance university is The City College of The City University of New York or students who are native or near-native speakers of English (C2, CEFR). Verification of C2 level will be at the discretion of the academic coordinators. 

    3. Motivation Statement

Prepare your motivation statement before you complete the online application.
Length: max. 4,000 characters.

Make sure you answer the following questions in your statement:

  • Why would you like to participate in the programme?
  • Which field of study are you particularly interested in: literature, linguistics or cultural studies? Think carefully about this question because you will take the majority of your credits in this area and write your thesis.
  • Which entrance university/degree awarding partner would you prefer and why? Your answer should focus on academic reasons.
  • Which university would you prefer for your mobility semester and why?  Your answer should focus on academic reasons.
  • In what way will the programme affect your professional future? 

For the full list of academic criteria, go to: https://www.jointdegree.eu/de/eas/application-selection/criteria/

Tuition Fees

Students are subject to the tuition fee regulations at their entrance university. Check these regulations carefully when you choose your entrance university. There are also local fees (e.g. student union fee) which have to be paid at the entrance university.

For the mobility semester at one of the partner institutions, students are exempted from tuition fees at mobility universities.

For the overview of tuition and local fees and living expenses, go to

https://www.jointdegree.eu/de/eas/useful-information/finances/

Application and Admission

The call for applications for the academic year 2020/21 is open from 14.1.2019 to 31.3.2020.

Please read the information about online application carefully before you apply. In particular, check the section Before you apply to see if this is the right programme for you.

 

After you have successfully submitted your application, the academic coordinators of the partner universities will select those applicants who fulfil the selection criteria and will then be admitted to the programme. You will be informed about the results of the selection and admission process by the academic coordinator at the entrance university.

To apply online, go to http://jointdegree.biobs.com/

Selection & Admission Procedure

Partner Universities

The partner universities involved in this programme are

Degree Awarding Partners:

Mobility Partners

What is the difference between a degree awarding institution and a mobility partner?

Degree awarding institutions are entitled to award the Joint Degree. Students must choose their entrance university when applying for the programme and must be enrolled at their entrance university. The obligatory mobility semester can be spent either at a degree awarding institution or at one of the mobility partners.

Mobility partners do not award the Joint Degree. The ECTS credits gained will be counted towards the award of the Joint Degree at the student’s entrance university. Students should rank their mobility preferences when applying for the programme.

Contacts

Academic Coordinator

Dr. Jennifer Schumm
jennifer.schumm(at)uni-graz.at
+43 (0) 316-380 2439
Department of English Studies
Heinrichstraße 36/II
8010 Graz

 
Co-academic Coordinator Ao.Univ.-Prof.Mag.Dr.phil.M.A. Roberta Maierhofer
roberta.maierhofer(at)uni-graz.at
+43 (0) 316-380 8198
Center for Inter-American Studies
Merangasse 18/II
8010 Graz
Administrative Coordinator

Dipl.-Fachübers.(FH) Dr. Anja Hoffmann
anja.hoffmann(at)uni-graz.at 
+43 (0) 316-380 1242
Office of International Relations 
Universitätsplatz 3 
8010 Graz  

 

  Partners

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Prof. David John Newbold
newbold(at)unive.it
Phone: +39-041-234-7835

University of Bamberg

Prof. Dr. Christoph Houswitschka
christoph.houswitschka(at)uni-bamberg.de
Phone: +49-951-863-2173
University of Pécs 
Prof. Gabriella Vöö
voo.gabriella(at)pte.hu
Phone: +36-72-503-600/24184
University of Paris

Prof. Francois Vergniolle de Chantal
fdechantal(at)univ-paris-diderot.fr
Phone: + 33-840-0157275848

City College of the City University of New York

Prof. Andras Kiséry
akisery(at)ccny.cuny.edu
Phone: +1-212-650-6334

Jagiellonian University in Kraków
Dr. Anna Paluchowska-Messing

a.paluchowska-messing@uj.edu.pl

Autonomous University of Barcelona
Prof. Andrew Monnickendam

Andrew.Monnickendam@uab.cat

Phone: +34 (0) 93581- 2308

Contact

Academic Coordinator JDEAS
Dr. Jennifer Schumm Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 2439

Office hours:
Tuesday, 11.30 - 12.30
Thursday, 10-11
Room 321

Ao.Univ.-Prof.Mag.Dr.phil.M.A.

Roberta Maierhofer

Co-academic Coordinator JDEAS
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 8198

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