International Programmes 2021/2022

Advanced Anglophone Studies Advanced Anglophone Studies

Leibniz Universität Hannover • Hannover

Master of Arts
Teaching language
  • English

The programme is taught exclusively in English, and research is also conducted in English. Students are regularly involved in the planning and running of international conferences or workshops. Lecturers from many, mostly English-speaking countries offer courses, and the study topics are internationally based.

Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter and summer semester
More information on beginning of studies

It is possible to begin the Master's programme in either the winter semester (October) or the summer semester (April).

Application deadline

The application has to be submitted via uni-assist (for non-EU/EEA applicants) or through the university's online-portal (for EU/EEA applicants). Application documents for the winter semester should be submitted by 31 May (international) or by 15 July (Germany/EU/EEA). Applications for the summer semester should be submitted by 30 November (international) or by 15 January (Germany/EU/EEA). The application is only valid for the semester following the respective application period.

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The two-year Master's programme in Advanced Anglophone Studies is a consecutive degree programme taught exclusively in English. No German skills are required. The programme is a joint venture of the British and the American Studies divisions in the English Seminar. It is aimed at students with degrees in American Studies, British Studies, and other fields of literary or cultural studies. It offers a broad variety of courses in American and British Studies, with a strong focus on new English literatures, postcolonial and diaspora studies, gender studies, and the literatures of globalisation. In addition, students are invited to work on media history and media theory, and to acquaint themselves with new trends in television studies, popular culture studies, and the studies of digital cultures.

Course organisation

The teaching units constituting the modules are listed in the module catalogue or the model curriculum on the programme's website. They include lectures, seminars, and supervised student work groups as well as one mandatory internship and/or a study abroad period of at least four weeks.

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Types of assessment

Seminar papers, Master's thesis

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Specialist literature in other languages
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Courses are led with foreign partners
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

The programme includes one mandatory internship and/or study abroad of at least four weeks.

Integrated internships

The Master's studies include one mandatory internship and/or a study abroad period of at least four weeks.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

Approx. 430 EUR semester fee ("Semesterbeitrag")
The semester fee includes the following:

  • Contribution to the "Studentenwerk Hannover" (student services organisation)
  • Contribution to the student government (Student Union, AStA)
  • Semester ticket
  • Contribution to administrative costs for the Federal State of Lower Saxony

Costs of living

Compared to other European countries, the cost of living in Germany is quite reasonable. The prices for food, accommodation, clothing, cultural events, etc., are basically in line with the EU average. You will need around 850 EUR a month to cover your living expenses. The largest expense will be your monthly rent. In Hanover, the rent amounts to between 300 and 500 EUR per month.

Study costs at Leibniz University Hannover:

General Information on study costs in Germany:

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

Although tuition fees no longer exist in Lower Saxony, costs are indeed incurred at university, such as the semester fee, accommodation and living costs, and costs for learning materials. Here you will find possibilities to help you finance your studies:



For Mechanical Engineering:

For Water Resources and Environmental Management:

Academic admission requirements
  1. It is a prerequisite for access to the Master's programme in Advanced Anglophone Studies that the candidate has an academic degree in a relevant subject or an equivalent academic degree from another foreign university in a relevant subject from a German university or from a university adhering to the Bologna Process. The equivalence of other foreign degrees will be determined through evaluation by the Central Office for Foreign Education Systems from the minister of Cultural Affairs (
  2. An academic degree from a German University or university adhering to the Bologna Process can be either a Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, Diploma ("Diplom"), Magister, or state-examination degree.
  3. Subjects that qualify as relevant for the previous study programme are English, Anglistics, American Studies, Cultural Studies or other Humanities subjects. The decision as to whether the subject is relevant is to be decided by the party declared as responsible in the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung). A favourable definition may be contingent on the condition that missing modules be completed within the first two semesters of study.
  4. Additionally, proof of English language competence is required (see below).
  5. If the degree has not been completed at the time of application, notwithstanding paragraph one, proof needs to be given that 83.33% of the total necessary credit points have been earned (at least 150 credits). If the applicant cannot demonstrate the required 150 credits by 15 July (winter semester) or by 15 January (summer semester) of the appropriate year, the responsible authority, as indicated by the examination regulations, will decide in individual cases on a conditional admission subject to the demonstration of completion of the required credit points by 15 September (admission for the winter semester) or 15 March (admission for the summer semester) of the respective year.
  6. Applicants with officially recognised refugee status who can substantiate the conditions for admission but cannot present the documents may participate in an aptitude test. Proof of the passed aptitude test is to be enclosed in the application.
Language requirements

Proof of English language competence is required. The proof of this knowledge is subject to the provisions of the Regulations on Special Requirements for the subject English at the English Department of the Leibniz Universität Hannover in its current version. Applicants with English as their mother tongue or with a degree in English/American Studies need no further evidence beyond a transcript or diploma. When in doubt, the authority indicated in the examination regulations is to decide.

Application deadline

The application has to be submitted via uni-assist (for non-EU/EEA applicants) or through the university's online-portal (for EU/EEA applicants). Application documents for the winter semester should be submitted by 31 May (international) or by 15 July (Germany/EU/EEA). Applications for the summer semester should be submitted by 30 November (international) or by 15 January (Germany/EU/EEA). The application is only valid for the semester following the respective application period.

Submit application to

Leibniz Universität Hannover
Admission Center
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover

Possibility of finding part-time employment

There are many job opportunities for students on campus (in the different departments, the central administration, etc.) and off campus. About two-thirds of our students work at part-time jobs while pursuing their studies.

Internal job postings:

Student jobs outside of the university:
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Links on housing in Hannover (including a video about housing in Hanover for international students)

Career advisory service

The "Zentrum für Schlüsselkompetenz" supports students in career matters:

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Buddy programme
  • Tutors
  • Pick-up service

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