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Dear students, 

due to the measures that have been put in place with regard to coronavirus COVID-19, there will be no more on-site courses taking place at the University of Potsdam up to and including 19 April. We don’t know yet what will happen after that date, but will inform you in due course.
Please note that it is best to contact teaching staff via email. Many of us have also begun to move our office hours online, so please check individual webpages for more details and updates. The department’s secretaries can be contacted between 9:00 and 12:00 via telephone on the following days:
17.03. Shilpa Sehgal 
18.03. Peggy Audörsch 
19.03. Simone Heinze 
24.03. Peggy Audörsch 
26.03. Simone Heinze

You might be worried about examinations and other urgent matter. Please refer to these central websites as a starting point for up-to-date information on the solutions that our university is developing regarding deadlines and the organization of examinations:

Urgent queries can be directed to this email address: corona-studiumuni-potsdamde

Most importantly: stay healthy and stay safe!

About the degree

The master's programme Anglophone Modernities and Culture prepares graduates for an academic profession in research and teaching with a focus on postcolonial, British or American literatures and cultures. Moreover, it opens career opportunities wherever an in-depth understanding of the diversity of literary and cultural developments in the English-speaking world is called for. This knowledge enables students to pursue careers in specialist journalism, publishing, the non-profit sector, translation, cultural education, advertising and public relations. The cooperation with international partner universities and institutions also qualifies students for positions in international organizations, higher education management as well as in archives and libraries.

The MA programme offers:

  • a specialisation in Anglophone literatures and cultures from around the globe, including the British Isles, the USA and Canada, Australia and the Pacific, South Asia, the Caribbean and parts of Africa;
  • thorough understanding of modernity with a particular emphasis on the constitutive role of non-Western cultures in the formation of the modern world;
  • an in-depth engagement with cultural and literary theories of multiple modernities both past and present;
  • an international outlook reflected in the degree's study abroad component that includes partner universities in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and America;
  • mentored as well as independent research and translation projects.


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