InterAmerican Studies / Estudios InterAmericanos

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Academic Degree




Course Duration


Tuition fee


Summer  :  15 Jan
Winter  :  15 Jul

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Course Details

The interdisciplinary MA program InterAmerican Studies/Estudios InterAmericanos deals with social cultural historical and political developments in the Americas both on a national and transnational level. Updated with recent academic research our program focuses on transnational and intercultural issues as well as on the dynamics of globalization and world politics. We provide a space for an interdisciplinary dialogue between Literary Cultural and Media Studies Linguistics Sociology Political Science and Transnational History. Therefore applicants for the MA program InterAmerican Studies/Estudios InterAmericanos are expected to be interested in interdisciplinary analysis intercultural exchange international relations and studying abroad. As an international MA program we offer all our courses in English and Spanish. Our students develop an in-depth knowledge of the cultures societies and histories of the Americas. In particular they develop the ability to navigate transnational contexts and transcultural interrelationships. Moreover since the demand for media skills on the job market has been continuously increasing the MA program InterAmerican Studies/Estudios Inter-Americanos carries out annual media study projects. As part of Its international profile the MA program InterAmerican Studies/Estudios InterAmericanos offers a double degree option with the Maestría en Literaturas Interamericanas at the Universidad de Guadalajara (México). This option allows those interested to complete both the MA program in Bielefeld and the Maestría in Guadalajara at the same time. With Its double cultural focus on the North and Latin American regions our program trains experts in international intercultural and social communication processes with key qualifications in the areas of cultural mediation and knowledge transfer. This interdisciplinary character enables a variety of career choices. Graduates of our MA program work in various areas such as management consulting in international organizations event and cultural management press and the media tourism consulates and embassies as well as at universities and in language schools.


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Mandatory Internship

Internship is not mandatory, but is optional during studies. If possible, we recommend doing an internship.

Exchange Semester

An exchange semester may involve international travel

Mode of Study


Study Format

Full Time

Cost & Fees

Tuition fee


Semester Contribution



The Semester contributions totaling 321.74 EUR must be paid each semester it includes Semester ticket 153.89 EUR, Studierendenwerk 91.00 EUR, NRW - Ticket 58.50 EUR and General contribution 18.35 EUR


Admission Semester

Mode of Application


Approval Mode

Without admission restriction


Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement includes relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent.

Language Requirements




Good to know

For the Master of InterAmerican Studies Program Advanced language skills in English (B2) and Spanish (B2) are required as the vast majority of courses offered are taught in these languages. When applying for admission the two language certificates must be submitted. Students can take the language exams at the University of Bielefeld. Other language certificates (for example TOEFL) are also accepted

Previous Work Experience

Not Mandatory

Other Test Requirements


Application Documents

Certificate of your professional degree bachelor or diploma or master


Resume cover letter or curriculum vitae

Letter of motivation

Language certificates english

Dates & Deadline

SemesterInternational StudentsEU Students


15 Jan15 Jan


15 Jul15 Jul

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