The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its preeminent, interdisciplinary Master of Arts in American Studies (MAS) program. Aimed at qualified graduate students from around the world, it offers inside knowledge of the United States combined with an outside perspective.
The MAS is a three semester program taught in English. A performance-related fast track option (two semesters) is available. Participants are expected to bring to the program an outstanding academic record and very good English skills. MAS participants benefit from both excellent academic teaching by internationally renowned scholars and from an interdisciplinary approach which meets the needs of future leaders.
American Studies at the HCA is defined by exemplary and interdisciplinary teaching of U.S. culture and society.. The curriculum includes a selection of courses from economics, geography, history, law, literature, musicology, philosophy, political science, sociology, as well as theological and religious studies. Up to 25 students are admitted to the MAS every year. Admission is competitive and depends on the quality and academic merits of the candidate. Most candidates will have studied law, humanities, or social sciences at the undergraduate or graduate level. Applicants from inside the EU should have successfully completed a BA program with 210 European credit points and applicants from outside the EU 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 almost 30,000 full-time students, including more than 5,000 foreign students. Heidelberg University also attracts many international visiting professors each academic year. It was recently named one of eleven German universities of excellence and is the country’s highest ranked university in the 2011 QS World Universities Ranking.
The tuition fee for the MAS is 2,500 EUR per semester. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Applications are accepted until March 31, 2014. Application forms, reference forms and a course outline are available at: www.mas.uni-hd.de. The program starts in late September 2014.
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Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais
The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA)
Heidelberg University established the HCA in 2004 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 steps 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.
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