Language & Literature

English-Speaking Cultures: Language, Text, Media

Master

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The MA in "English-Speaking Cultures: Language, Text, Media" is a programme for students with a background in English Studies, North American Studies, English Linguistics, Comparative Studies (with a focus on English Linguistics or Literatures and Cultures in English). It offers students the possibility of extending their previous studies within a highly flexible, research-based, structured teaching programme. Students can specialize in one of the three profile areas: 1. British, North American and Postcolonial Literatures;... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07.

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The MA in "English-Speaking Cultures: Language, Text, Media" is a programme for students with a background in English Studies, North American Studies, English Linguistics, Comparative Studies (with a focus on English Linguistics or Literatures and Cultures in English). It offers students the possibility of extending their previous studies within a highly flexible, research-based, structured teaching programme. Students can specialize in one of the three profile areas: 1. British, North American and Postcolonial Literatures; 2. Linguistics: Varieties, Medialities and Applications (including language innovation, contact linguistics, multimodal linguistics, trans-, multi- and intermediality studies, language teaching and assessment); (3) British, North American and Postcolonial Cultural History. Students also develop specific competences in advanced communication by focusing on the use of English in the professional world, refining their investigation, presentation, and negotiation skills.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The Master’s Degree qualifies for a scientific career in the areas of “cultural history”, linguistics or literature and film studies. It also qualifies for occupation at universities and universities of applied sciences (dt. Fachhochschulen), in adult language teaching, in test centers or teacher training facilities, in cultural organizations, in national and international organizations, in politics or in the diplomatic service. Further potential areas of employment are the media, publishing houses, journalism, creative fiction writing, libraries, translation as well as international operating commercial enterprises.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The Master’s programme consists of three thematic profile areas (see „Allgemein“), contents of which can be studied in combination. During the course of the studies, students concentrate on one profile area, in which they will write their Master’s thesis. Additionally, there is a language practice component that strengthens the competent use of English as well as effective presentation and negotiations skills.

The Master’s programme will enable students to deal with literary, cultural history and linguistic positions and dynamics in a research-based mode, to follow innovative developments in the research of English and language teaching and learning, to submit English-language texts and media to a critical scientific study and to look critically at knowledge and text production from within Eurocentric and postcolonial contexts.  

Course schedule

Curriculum overview:

blogs.uni-bremen.de/maesc/files/2018/03/Studienverlaufsplan.pdf

Detailed module descriptions:

blogs.uni-bremen.de/maesc/modules/

Major fields

Three profile areas:

(1) British, North American and Postcolonial Literatures

(2) Linguistics : Varieties, Medialities and Applications (including language variation and innovation,
contact linguistics, multimodal linguistics, trans-, multi- and intermediality studies,
as well as language teaching and assessment)

(3) British, North American and Postcolonial Cultural History (including the analysis of cultural
artifacts and materials).

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

To apply, students must have a B.A. degree, an M.A. degree or the equivalent in English Studies, North American Studies, Linguistics (with English Linguistics as the main component), Comparative Studies (with either English Linguistics and/or Literatures and/or Cultures in the English-speaking world as its main component), or a related field. For students with a background in Linguistics, at least 60 credit points (CP1) of the previous programme must have been earned in the field of English. Students who have not yet completed their B.A. degree may nonetheless apply if they have completed the greater part of their studies (corresponding to at least 150 CP, 60 CP of which must be in an English-related subject). In such cases, admission can be granted on the condition that every other requirement with respect to the admission regulations has been fulfilled and that the B.A. degree will be successfully completed at the latest two weeks after the start of the M.A. lecture period.

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

The research profile of the teaching faculty includes aspects of cultural history, gender studies, rewritings of Shakespeare, science novels, travel narratives, Hollywood and transnational cinema, varieties of English and corpus linguistics, multimodality, as well as language testing and assessment.

See also www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/personal.aspx

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The MA in "English-Speaking Cultures: Language, Text, Media" is a programme for students with a background in English Studies, North American Studies, English Linguistics, Comparative Studies (with a focus on English Linguistics or Literatures and Cultures in English). It offers students the possibility of extending their previous studies within a highly flexible, research-based, structured teaching programme. Students can specialize in one of the three profile areas: 1. British, North American and Postcolonial Literatures; 2. Linguistics: Varieties, Medialities and Applications (including language innovation, contact linguistics, multimodal linguistics, trans-, multi- and intermediality studies, language teaching and assessment); (3) British, North American and Postcolonial Cultural History. Students also develop specific competences in advanced communication by focusing on the use of English in the professional world, refining their investigation, presentation, and negotiation skills.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The Master’s Degree qualifies for a scientific career in the areas of “cultural history”, linguistics or literature and film studies. It also qualifies for occupation at universities and universities of applied sciences (dt. Fachhochschulen), in adult language teaching, in test centers or teacher training facilities, in cultural organizations, in national and international organizations, in politics or in the diplomatic service. Further potential areas of employment are the media, publishing houses, journalism, creative fiction writing, libraries, translation as well as international operating commercial enterprises.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The Master’s programme consists of three thematic profile areas (see „Allgemein“), contents of which can be studied in combination. During the course of the studies, students concentrate on one profile area, in which they will write their Master’s thesis. Additionally, there is a language practice component that strengthens the competent use of English as well as effective presentation and negotiations skills.

The Master’s programme will enable students to deal with literary, cultural history and linguistic positions and dynamics in a research-based mode, to follow innovative developments in the research of English and language teaching and learning, to submit English-language texts and media to a critical scientific study and to look critically at knowledge and text production from within Eurocentric and postcolonial contexts.  

Course schedule

Curriculum overview:

blogs.uni-bremen.de/maesc/files/2018/03/Studienverlaufsplan.pdf

Detailed module descriptions:

blogs.uni-bremen.de/maesc/modules/

Major fields

Three profile areas:

(1) British, North American and Postcolonial Literatures

(2) Linguistics : Varieties, Medialities and Applications (including language variation and innovation,
contact linguistics, multimodal linguistics, trans-, multi- and intermediality studies,
as well as language teaching and assessment)

(3) British, North American and Postcolonial Cultural History (including the analysis of cultural
artifacts and materials).

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

To apply, students must have a B.A. degree, an M.A. degree or the equivalent in English Studies, North American Studies, Linguistics (with English Linguistics as the main component), Comparative Studies (with either English Linguistics and/or Literatures and/or Cultures in the English-speaking world as its main component), or a related field. For students with a background in Linguistics, at least 60 credit points (CP1) of the previous programme must have been earned in the field of English. Students who have not yet completed their B.A. degree may nonetheless apply if they have completed the greater part of their studies (corresponding to at least 150 CP, 60 CP of which must be in an English-related subject). In such cases, admission can be granted on the condition that every other requirement with respect to the admission regulations has been fulfilled and that the B.A. degree will be successfully completed at the latest two weeks after the start of the M.A. lecture period.

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

The research profile of the teaching faculty includes aspects of cultural history, gender studies, rewritings of Shakespeare, science novels, travel narratives, Hollywood and transnational cinema, varieties of English and corpus linguistics, multimodality, as well as language testing and assessment.

See also www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/personal.aspx

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING