Anglophone Literatures, Cultures and Media (Master of Arts)

Conditions of admission


Course content and focus areas 

Deepen and accentuate your knowledge in literary and cultural studies after your Bachelor’s degree, transfer theories and methods to compelling classics and contemporary texts, explore and discuss medial characteristics, cultural contexts and transcultural dimensions of literary text production, and as you do so develop and sharpen your own scientific profile: That’s what the Master’s course Anglophone Literatures, Cultures and Media has to offer.
The three major fields Literature and Media Culture, Literature and Cultural History, and Transcultural Anglophone Studies are dedicated to historical, political, philosophical and artistic developments in Anglophone literatures and cultures – with an eye for detail as well as the big picture. The two years Master’s course ALCM, taught entirely in English, focuses on literary, cultural and media studies and specialises in literary studies in its historical context, cultural communication, cultural memory, intermediality and key concepts in media studies and other central themes in Anglophone literatures and cultures in close contact with the newest research.
The studies help you to learn the ability of abstraction, articulateness, logical and deductive reasoning and discussion skills in several languages as well as the handling of media and presentation methods and of course enthusiasm for the subject.
Dedicated and curious students also benefit from the extensive range of guest lectures, conferences and workshops and the committed environment at Goethe University and can participate and actively shape university life.

Detailed information

Information from the department
Study regulations
Subject-specific regulations


Master of Arts in Anglophone Literatures, Cultures and Media


The standard length of study for the Master of Arts is 4 semesters. 

Languages of instruction


Start of the programme

The study programme starts at the beginning of the wintersemester.

Student advisory service

Dr. Daniel Dornhofer
Institut für England- und Amerikastudien
Nobert-Wollheim-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: 069/798-32378
Terminvergabe per E-Mail

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Conditions of admission

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable degree in a similar or related subject
  • Letter of Motivation in English language (at most 800 words)
  • Proof of English language skills by certificates or another equivalent form of proof recognised by the examination office (Niveau C1), e.g.
    a) TOEFL (Internet based at least 110 points, computer based at least 270 points, paper based at least 637 points) or
    b) IELTS (at least 7.0 in all 4 categories) or
    c) a BA degree at the Goethe University in American Studies or English Studies (major or minor) or a comparable degree in a related field at a different university or a degree from an English-speaking country 

Provisional admission

If the university entrance qualification for the consecutive Master’s programme (namely the Bachelor’s degree) has not yet been completed, you can apply for the programme with a transcript of records on the basis of at least 80% of the required CP for the bachelor's degree. This provisional certificate must be issued by an office authorised to award grades or issue certificates. If a student is admitted, this will be on a provisional basis. Provisional admission is valid until the end of the first semester of the master’s program. The bachelor’s degree must thus be handed in by March 31 (winter intake) or September 30 (summer intake) the latest.

Mode of admission

Admission is not restricted. Students will be directly admitted if the admission requirements are met in full.
The admission requirements are met in full if the overall grade based on the GPA of the undergraduate degree (51 %) and the letter of motivation (49 %) is at least 2,5.

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Documents to be submitted

  • if you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt:
    a university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels)
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate
  • if the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed:
    - a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study programme and average grade
    - letter of recommendation from your supervisor (Download in the online application portal or here)
    - proof of current enrollment in the bachelor programme
  • Letter of Motivation
  • proof of English language skills (Niveau C1)
  • Declaration of examination claim (Download in the online application portal or here)
  • you may need to submit other documents depending on your country of origin and your previous education; please see the general information about applying for a Master’s degree
  • APS certificate for applicants from India, Vietnam and China (original)

Application period

01.04. - 31.05. 

Address for applications

Online application portal for Master's study programmes

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