The American Studies programme is offered by the University of Groningen.
Based on your interests, you will select a specialization among the Cultural-historical, Socio-political, or Media program tracks. Your program will culminate in a Master's Dissertation exploring a relevant American Studies topic of your choice.
You can enhance your academic experience by studying abroad or interning in North or South America. Upon graduation, your subject-matter expertise combined with your research and proficient English skills will set you apart in your future career.
The program's interdisciplinary curriculum and specializations gives you ample opportunity to find out what topics interest you most and what areas of employment you wish to explore. Pursuing an internship while in the program is a great way to gain experience in the field prior to seeking full-time employment. As an American Studies graduate, you will gain competency in a broad range of transferable skills which will diversify your career prospects.
Your expertise in the US economic, political, cultural, commercial and social domains, coupled with your highly proficient English communication skills and cultural adaptability through your study abroad experience, will set you apart from other job candidates.
In the one-year American Studies Master's program, you can choose from a number of specialization courses.
Additionally, during the second semester of the graduate program, students may have an opportunity to pursue a cross-cultural experience by either doing an internship in the U.S. or studying abroad for a semester at one of our exchange partner universities in the United States.
The program will culminate in a Master's Dissertation focused on a topic within American Studies in relation to its cultural, historical, political, legal, or literary contexts.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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