The Master’s programme conveys practical language skills. Students learn subtle text comprehension and master the production of situation-adequate verbal and written texts. Thus, they acquire complex knowledge of the English language. The in-depth methodological skills include the knowledge of theory formation, the ability to think analytically and to grasp complex relationships. Students are taught to confidently argue in a subject-specific manner and creatively transfer the acquired knowledge to new fields of activity.
In addition to teaching the skills required to reflect on the language, with which students gain in-depth insights into the function, performance and structure of the language and experience regional and historical conditions, the degree also trains the cultural science skills: Here, students learn the differentiated and independent handling of literary and other types of texts, cultural artefacts and films, as well as gaining the skills to situate, analyse and critique them.
In addition, the degree qualifies students to deal with current cultural, social, and political problems of anglophone cultures in a differentiated and problem-conscious way.