American Studies / Anglais (M.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Master of Arts (M.A.) / Master Recherche

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester

It is recommended that students begin their studies in the winter semester.

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Additional application via the Dijonbüro

Applicants with foreign certificates: Required language certificate: see Zugangsvoraussetzungen (Entrance requirements) (German version only)


Winter semester: until March 31 at the Dijonbüro and April 1 - September 1 at the Student Office
(International applicants: Please contact the International Admission Office first)

Summer semester: until September 30 at the Dijonbüro and October 1 - March 1 at the Student Office
(International applicants: please contact the International Admission Office first)

Required Bachelor's degree:

Amercian Studies (B.A.)

American Studies / Anglais (B.A.)



Department of English and Linguistics

Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies


Faculty 05 - Philosophy and Philology


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

The integrated American Studies/Anglais Master's degree program offered by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the French Université de Bourgogne focuses on literature and cultural studies and provides extensive insight into the various forms of anglophone societies in the relevant literary, historical, political and cultural contexts. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct in-depth research into the tradition and diversity of anglophone literature, culture and languages. The program begins in Mainz, where specialized content will be explored to create a broad theoretical basis for research in Dijon, which will be supplemented by seminars on literary theory, among other things.

The study of a third language and its literature in a Franco-German context thus opens up a new dimension of interculturality, as relevant aspects can be compared with those of the two other cultures, languages and literatures. The view of the English language and American culture is also very different in the two countries. This will promote inter-cultural reflection in a global context.

In addition, those taking the integrated Master of Arts program have the option of studying at the Canadian Université de Sherbrooke in their third semester. A stay at the Université de Sherbrooke is particularly desirable and enriching for those in the American Studies program as the location is bilingual and offers the opportunity to study American literature and culture in context. This third-country option is particularly interesting, as it makes it possible to undertake a comparison of the anglophone and francophone literature in Canada.

Master Entrance Requirements

You can find information about the entrance requirements on the corresponding German website:
American Studies / Anglais (M.A.)


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).