The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its exclusive, one-year Master of Arts in American Studies (MAS) program.
The MAS is an interdisciplinary program taught in English and aimed at qualified graduate students from around the world. It offers inside knowledge on the United States with an outside perspective. Participants are expected to bring to the program an outstanding academic record as well as work experience and demonstrable social commitment. The MAS provides training in academic and practical skills tailored to meet the needs of future leaders in a transatlantic and global environment.
American Studies in the MAS is defined by exemplary and interdisciplinary teaching of cultural knowledge about the United States of America. Curricula include a selection of courses from economics, geography, history, law, literature, musicology, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and sociology. Up to 30 students are admitted to the MAS every year. Admission is competitive and depends on the quality and academic merits of the candidates. Most candidates will have studied law, humanities, or social sciences at the undergraduate or graduate level. Applicants should have successfully completed degree programs involving a minimum of four years of study at recognized academic institutions.
MAS students benefit from exclusive interdisciplinary seminars and courses, an excellent student/faculty ratio, outstanding teaching by internationally renowned scholars, and superb research opportunities for the M.A. thesis under the supervision of distinguished experts.
At the University of Heidelberg, students are part of an international learning community: Heidelberg is home to over 27,000 full-time students, including more than 6,000 foreign students. Heidelberg University also attracts more than 500 international scholars as Visiting Professors each academic year. It was recently declared one of Germany‘s elite institutions of higher learning.
The tuition fee for the academic year is 5,000 EUR. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Applications are accepted until March 31, 2008. Application forms, reference forms and a course outline are available at: www.mas.uni-hd.de. The program starts in early October 2008.
The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA)
The University of Heidelberg established the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) in 2003 to serve as an institute for higher education, as a center for interdisciplinary research, and as a forum for public debate. The HCA is an intellectual center dedicated to the study of the United States in a global context, providing space for academic, public, and political discussions.
Heidelberg University offers unique conditions for the work of the HCA: an outstanding academic tradition, a sterling international reputation, an attractive location in the historic center of one of Germany’s most beautiful and welcoming cities, and a strong record in the study of the United States.
The HCA calls the Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais its home. Located just a step away from the University Library and the main lecture halls, this 300-year-old baroque townhouse offers perfect working conditions as well as a welcoming atmosphere for students, scholars, and the public.
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais
Phone: +49 (6221)543710
Fax: +49 (6221)543719 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.mas.uni-hd.de
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