Master's programme British and American Studies
At Bielefeld University we offer two separate Master's programmes in British and American Studies, namely the Master of Arts and the Master of Education. The Master of Education is targeted at prospective teachers, especially those who already have a BA in their other school subject. The Master of Arts is the programme providing a specialisation outside of the school context.
Master of Arts (British and American Studies)
The Master's programme in British and American studies is a two year programme intended for students with a background in British and American Studies. The focus of the M.A. British and American Studies programme is on intercultural knowledge and skills and on academic and research skills. It centres around
- the English language and its varieties
- the forms of literatures in English
- media such as films, newspapers, radio, the internet, etc.
- English language cultures and their histories.
Within this spectrum, the Master of Arts programme British and American studies specialises in transculturation. Transculturation refers to processes of cultural exchange and intercultural phenomena. Classes are conducted in English.
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Master of Education (British and American Studies)
The Master of Education programme in British and American studies is intended for students with a bachelor's degree in British and American Studies as minor subject or with another teaching subject as a major together with a minor in Education (Erziehungswissenschaft). The focus of the M.Ed. British and American Studies programme is on Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The degree is a prerequisite for admission to training as a teacher in a state school. Two different tracks are available: the one-year programme for prospective teachers at primary and secondary schools up to grade 10 and the two-year programme for teaching English at the German Gymnasium or Gesamtschule (grades 5-12).
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Master of Arts: InterAmerican Studies
Bielefeld British and American Studies cooperates with the interdisciplinary programme in InterAmerican Studies. For more information see the Interamerican Studies webpages.