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North American Studies


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Do you aspire to a career in global politics, media, business, journalism, or education? Are you interested in all things American, from the U.S. political system to cultural imperialism, and from literature and film to contemporary digital cultures?Can you see yourself thriving in a learning environment that challenges you to develop your own interests and formulate your own arguments in small-group seminars, taught by leading international researchers in the field of American Studies?American culture and American politics sit at the heart of our contemporary world, and American Studies is the interdisciplinary, wide-ranging study of that culture and politics and the ways that they interact. But doing American Studies involves more than mastering knowledge related to America.After completing our MA in North American Studies, you’ll certainly know a lot about America. But you’ll also be able to think, talk, and write critically about it, independently analyze any aspect of its culture that fascinates you, and conduct your own research project that cuts across traditional academic boundaries. We don’t use boring textbooks, and we don’t just ask you to summarize what others think about a topic. We challenge you to build your own persuasive analysis of whatever it is about America that interests you.Our students’ research topics are as diverse as America itself. From the Star




Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 18,700

€ 15,900


Application requirements

All students with a Bachelor's diploma of American Studies from the University of Groningen or from another Dutch university are directly admissible to the programme. Additionally, UG students with a Bachelor's diploma in: - Archaeology - Art History - Arts, Culture and Media - Classics - English Language and Culture - European Languages and Cultures - History - International Relations and International Organization - Media Studies - Middle Eastern Studies with a pre-Master's/ Facult

Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills), or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 185.

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 18,700
€ 15,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 Aug '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '25 15 Aug '25 1 May '25
1 Sep '26 15 Aug '26 1 May '26


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9712 GL Groningen
050 363 9011

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