Anglophone Literatures and Cultures (Master)

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© Universität Wien / Department of English and American Studies

The master’s programme in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures prepares students for independent research in the area of anglophone literatures and cultures. Graduates of the master’s programme are qualified to identify and analyse complex phenomena of the anglophone cultural area, discuss them in a differentiated way and apply their knowledge in intercultural, multicultural and transcultural situations of communication.

Graduates have excellent oral and written language skills to create and receive academic and other types of text. In addition, they have acquired relevant digital skills that are necessary for carrying out well-founded research, appropriate forms of presentation, teaching science and reflecting on them. The curriculum promotes the ability to provide transfer services, and students are given the opportunity to independently focus and research.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 844

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: English

NO entrance examination


For more information see the departement's website

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Data updated on: 05.01.2022

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)

Study Programme

The master’s programme consists of the compulsory modules Literature, Cultural Studies and Theory, Advanced Academic Skills, Advanced Literary and Cultural Studies, Specialisation, Internship and Electives, the final module, a master’s thesis and a master’s examination.

Modular Structure

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Close reading
  • Narratology
  • Media and film studies
  • Cultural theories
  • Research methodology

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates of the master’s programme are highly proficient in English, both orally and in writing, and are capable to produce and understand academic and other types of texts. Furthermore, they are able to reflect on these texts using adequate methods from the field of literature and cultural studies. Depending on their additional qualifications and the current situation on the labour market, graduates are qualified to work in the educational, cultural, media or communication sector.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.3 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.9 (high)

→ These results are based on feedback from 50 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the master's programme in English Studies graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 66% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,371 gross/month.
  • 11% of the graduates work in each of the education sector and the scientific research and development sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "MA English and American Studies".