Master in British Studies, Humboldt University Berlin

Deadline: 30/04/2010
Open to: graduates from any academic subject
Fund: no tuition fees, additional scholarship available

The Centre for British Studies at Berlin’s Humboldt University annually selects twenty-five candidates for its acclaimed interdisciplinary Master in British Studies programme.This postgraduate degree course starts every year in October and lasts 1½ years for students whose first degree course is equivalent to at least 210 ECTS credits and 2 years for students whose first degree course is equivalent to less than 210 but at least 180 ECTS credits.
It consists of a two semesters’ Certificate Phase followed by a Master Phase. During the Master Phase students will spend about some time with a firm or institution, usually in Britain (Internships). Internship and Master Thesis last three months each on the 1½ year programme, and six months each on the 2 year programme.

– the programme is open to graduates from any academic subject
– applicants need to have a good first degree in any subject
– very good knowledge of English is essential; the application must contain proof of English proficiency
– a working knowledge of German is highly advisable

Financial matters

The Centre for British Studies does not charge tuition fees.
Applicants who are in need of a scholarship are strongly advised to apply to institutions such as the German Academic Exchange Service, the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung or to search for other opportunities via directories such as ELFI

Application procedure
Applicants need to submit following documents:
1. application form
2. a detailed CV (in English)
3. a statement of motivation in English (around 500 words)
4. a certified copy of your secondary school leaving certificate which qualifies for university studies (e.g. A-Levels certificate, Abiturzeugnis, Baccalaureat, High School Diploma) including a breakdown of subjects and grades – together with a certified English translation, unless the original is in English, German, or French
5. a certified copy of your university degree certificate (as above)
6. a certified copy of grade transcripts of your university studies (as above)
7. proof of your proficiency in the English language through ETS TOEFL, IELTS, CPE or CAE scores in original or in certified copy; this does not apply to native speakers.

You may, but need not supply one to three references, e.g. from university teachers or employers.

*If you are presently in your final year at university and have not yet received your degree document you can nevertheless apply provided you will have completed your present course before October. Please attach a confirmation of your university and a list of the subjects you have studied so far, including exam results.

Please send your complete application by 30 April, 2010 to:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dannemann
Mohrenstraße 60
10117 Berlin

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