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The following links and documents are for students currently enrolled in the Master of Advanced Anglophone Studies and for prospective students of the degree program.



Forms and Certificates

  • All German certificates and forms can be found here.
  • Certificate of Courses Completed (Bescheinigung über die erbrachten Studienleistungen) - English (Translation, please use the German certificate)

Course Offers

Study Skills

 Module "Research & Internship" (AAS 10)

  • Students are supposed to engage actively in looking for a placement for an internship or research stay. The module aims at disclosing perspectives for future careers and to establish a professional network and practical experiences. Internships and research activities should cover a period of at least four weeks, but can be broken up into smaller units. Internships should be conducted in areas of work related to the career planning. Research activities could comprise summer or winter schools. You may also apply for a scholarship to do so. Information about funding can be found here.
  • Please remember to register for an examination performance (Prüfungsleistung) in the exam registration period when concretizing the module. Afterwards you should hand in a 10-page report to Prof. Mayer (pdf file). The report should be 1.5-spaced, and otherwise adhere to the MLA style. It can comprise work samples, and should delineate a) how you found your internship or research place, b) what motivated your choice, c) what exactly you were doing, d) who supervised your work, e) whether and how this activity contributed to your career planning and whether you would recommend it to other students. 

 Module "Master Thesis" (AAS 7)

  • Your master thesis is concluded with an oral exam - a defense of your thesis. In this exam you get the chance to respond to your supervisors' evaluation, to reflect and possibly to expand on some aspects of your work. The exam takes 30 minutes, and you will be asked to represent the main points of your thesis to start with for about 10 minutes. Don't go too much into detail and do not go overtime with your presentation. No powerpoint, please. In preparation for the exam, please prepare a Thesenpapier - formulating a number of propositions (i.e. discussion points or claims) based on your thesis. These do not have to be controversial but they should give material for discussion. You should formulate no more than three propositions, and move from general to specific aspects (i.e. from the context or historical background or theorical frame to specific and selected aspects of your case study and material). Here's a sample proposition paper. Please submit this a week before the exam to both examiners. (This information applies to the practice of American Studies only. If you write your thesis in the British Studies section, please talk to your examiner.)




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