Applying to study

Applications are invited from graduates with a keen interest in:

  • the global genealogies and dimensions of modernity in the English-speaking world;
  • the role of literatures, cultural practices and discourses in the shaping and critical reflection of modern phenomena;
  • the plurality of ways of being modern in the postcolonial present. 

Admission requirements are

  • a BA degree or equivalent from a German or international university in a discipline relevant to the MA programme Anglophone Modernities in Literature and Culture;
  • at least 40 credit points in the subjects of literary studies and/or cultural studies;
  • English language skills that correspond at least to the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; proficiency in English can also be documented by a degree in an Anglophone BA programme.

The full programme-specific admission requirements can be found here.

Admission process

All applications must be submitted via the uni-assist e.V. application portal. This online portal opens on April 1 for applications for the winter semester, and on November 1 for the summer semester.

Your application materials will be reviewed preliminarily by uni-assist e.V. and then forwarded for the next stages – the application review and the admissions processes – to the Anglophone Modernities Examining Board at the University of Potsdam.

The Examining Board meets at regular intervals and will send out notifications no later than three weeks after applications are forwarded to us by uni-assist. Prospective international students are encouraged to submit their applications well before the application deadline to allow enough time for visa applications and travel arrangements.

Admissions cannot be deferred to later semesters. Students wishing to commence their studies at a later date than initially applied for must re-apply through uni-assist.

Further information on the degree and on how to apply can be found here.