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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

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About North American Studies at University of Groningen

Interdisciplinary in Approach. Dynamic in Teaching. Relevant in Practice. American Studies at The University of Groningen.

The Master of Arts degree program in North-American Studies hasone track: American Studies.

Comprehensive and Challenging- Entirely taughtin English by internationally-renowned faculty,the one-year Master's track in American Studies offers engagingresearch seminars which examine a wide range of theoretical,historical, social-political, and cultural approaches to theAmericas.

Research-Focused and Flexible - Based on youracademic and professional interests, you can develop your ownspecific profile by tailoring your research topics to yourindividual preferences. Your program will culminate in a Master'sDissertation exploring a relevant American Studies topic of yourchoice.

Practical and Cross-Cultural - You can enhanceyour academic experience by studying abroad or doing an internshipin North or South America. Upon graduation, your subject-matterexpertise in U.S. economic, political, and cultural affairscombined with your independent research and highly proficientEnglish skills will set you apart in your future career.

To learn more about the Master's track in American Studies,please visit http://www.rug.nl/(...)rs/american-studies/

Interdisciplinary in Approach. Dynamic in Teaching. Relevant in Practice. American Studies at The University of Groningen.

The Master of Arts degree program in North-American Studies hasone track: American Studies.

Comprehensive and Challenging- Entirely taughtin English by internationally-renowned faculty,the one-year Master's track in American Studies offers engagingresearch seminars which examine a wide range of theoretical,historical, social-political, and cultural approaches to theAmericas.

Research-Focused and Flexible - Based on youracademic and professional interests, you can develop your ownspecific profile by tailoring your research topics to yourindividual preferences. Your program will culminate in a Master'sDissertation exploring a relevant American Studies topic of yourchoice.

Practical and Cross-Cultural - You can enhanceyour academic experience by studying abroad or doing an internshipin North or South America. Upon graduation, your subject-matterexpertise in U.S. economic, political, and cultural affairscombined with your independent research and highly proficientEnglish skills will set you apart in your future career.

To learn more about the Master's track in American Studies,please visit http://www.rug.nl/(...)rs/american-studies/

After your studies

Job prospects

The track's interdisciplinary curriculum and specializationsgives you ample opportunity to find out what topics interest youmost and what areas of employment you wish to explore. Pursuing aninternship while in the program is a great way to gain experiencein the field prior to seeking full-time employment. As an AmericanStudies graduate, you will gain competency in a broad range oftransferable skills which will diversify your career prospects.

Your expertise in the US economic, political, cultural,commercial and social domains, coupled with your highly proficientEnglish communication skills and cultural adaptability through yourstudy abroad experience, will set you apart from other jobcandidates.

The track's interdisciplinary curriculum and specializationsgives you ample opportunity to find out what topics interest youmost and what areas of employment you wish to explore. Pursuing aninternship while in the program is a great way to gain experiencein the field prior to seeking full-time employment. As an AmericanStudies graduate, you will gain competency in a broad range oftransferable skills which will diversify your career prospects.

Your expertise in the US economic, political, cultural,commercial and social domains, coupled with your highly proficientEnglish communication skills and cultural adaptability through yourstudy abroad experience, will set you apart from other jobcandidates.

Job examples

  • Journalism

    Depending on your areas of specialization, a job in journalismis a possibility. Students interested in journalism may considerusing their proficiency in US political and cultural affairs towork as correspondents or reporters for international or US mediaoutlets.

  • Business

    Interested in marketing or international business? Then utilizeyour knowledge of US economic and commercial policies and practicesby assisting companies seeking to expand into the European and USmarkets.

  • Culture and Arts

    You might prefer to think about working in the cultural field,for example, a job in a museum or organizing a film festival. TheAmerican Studies program offers many possibilities forinternational contacts, which can be utilized for job options in a range of cultural industries. In addition, your cross-culturalexperiences and English skills will also prepare you to work in thetravel industry, especially organizing and leading guidedtrips.

  • Public Sector

    Your subject-matter expertise in U.S. socio-political affairsand proficient English skills are relevant transferable skills forwork in the public sector. Consider working for an NGO orgovernmental entity, in positions ranging from Media andCommunication Coordinators to Information Officers.

  • Education

    Your highly proficient English skills will also prepare you towork at education institutions, in particular in the area of the internationalization of teaching and learning. A number ofgraduates also work in high schools and institutions of tertiaryeducation, where they teach primarily English or History. SeveralAmerican Studies graduates also wish to continue their studies bycompleting PhD degrees, either in The Netherlands, the UK or theUS.

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NL studenten: Geldt voor alle WO instellingen in Nederland.International students: Refers to all Research universities within the Nederlands

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Minimum language requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of25 on writing skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on allitems). ERK level C1.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum language requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of25 on writing skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on allitems). ERK level C1.

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