North American Studies

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
Interdisciplinary in Approach. Dynamic in Teaching. Relevant in Practice. American Studies at The University of Groningen.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60845
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track

The Master of Arts degree program in North-American Studies has one track: American Studies.

Comprehensive and Challenging- Entirely taught in English by internationally-renowned faculty, the one-year Master's track in American Studies offers engaging research seminars which examine a wide range of theoretical, historical, social-political, and cultural approaches to the Americas.

Research-Focused and Flexible - Based on your academic and professional interests, you can develop your own specific profile by tailoring your research topics to your individual preferences. Your program will culminate in a Master's Dissertation exploring a relevant American Studies topic of your choice.

Practical and Cross-Cultural - You can enhance your academic experience by studying abroad or doing an internship in North or South America. Upon graduation, your subject-matter expertise in U.S. economic, political, and cultural affairs combined with your independent research and highly proficient English skills will set you apart in your future career.

To learn more about the Master's track in American Studies, please visit http://www.rug.nl/masters/american-studies/

Waarom aan de RUG?

awardNVAO beoordeling goed
2014
  • Interdisciplinary approach to the Americas: history, popular culture, politics, economics, ideology, ethnicity, etc.
  • Experienced and highly trained international teaching staff
  • Wide range of transferable skills, such as fluency in spoken and written English, independent, critical thinking, and cultural adaptability

Studieprogramma

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tracks

track American Studies



The one-year, interdisciplinary and fully English-taught Master's track in American Studies offers exciting research seminars chosen form a wide range of theoretical, historical, social-political, and cultural approaches to the Americas.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
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study guidance
Each Master's degree programme has a study advisor whom you can contact if you have questions or need advice about your degree programme and other study-related matters. Everything you discuss will be treated confidentially. If you have a more complex problem, for example study delay, a performance disability or if you are ill for a long time, you should contact a student counsellor.
In addition, you can also follow various courses at the Study Support section of the Student Service Centre (SSC), for example on study stress and holding presentations.

honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Program

The Master's Honours Program was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

It is a program worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's program. It is a one-year interdisciplinary program that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11700
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12500

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

toelatingseisen

taaltoets
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). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1. If you have a VWO diploma a language test is not required.

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

31 studenten volgen deze opleiding
29% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2017
?% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

E Pluribus Unum
EPU, or E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many One) is the study association for American Studies students.
Its goal is to unite the American Studies students of all years. To do so, EPU also organizes lectures, trips and other activities. Some examples are the American Studies introduction camp, a real thanksgiving dinner and a monthly social drink. EPU also publishes a paper called the American Studies Herald.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

werkzaam als Liaison Officer Europe bij VH Strategies
Liaison Officer Europe at VH Strategies

During my Master's track in American Studies I gained a lot of knowledge about the United States. I also improved my research, writing and spoken English skills. This is of great benefit in my current work for an American political consultant. I deal with transatlantic issues and developments in American politics on a daily basis.

What attracted me to the Master’s track in American Studies was that you learn how to critically analyse culture, history and politics...
In my six months as Lantos Fellow I worked for Congresswoman Napolitano in the House of Representatives. It was a fantastic experience to be able to walk round right at the heart of American democracy. 

I also did an exchange at Central Michigan University. This too was one of the best experiences of my studies. Although I really enjoy my current work in American politics, in the future I would like to study for a second Master’s degree at a top university in the United States.


lees verder ...

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/6 RUG
Noord-Amerika Studies
star NVAO
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/6 RUG
American Studies
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2018
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/6 Universiteit Leiden
North American Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/6 Radboud Universiteit
Literatures and Cultures of North America in International Perspective
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/6 Radboud Universiteit
North American Studies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/6 Radboud Universiteit
Politics, Culture and Society
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

studentoordelen

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel4.14.0
inhoud4.14.0
docenten4.44.1
studiefaciliteiten4.03.7
studielast3.83.5
studiebegeleiding-3.4
De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

North American Studies aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 14 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The track's interdisciplinary curriculum and specializations gives you ample opportunity to find out what topics interest you most and what areas of employment you wish to explore. Pursuing an internship while in the program is a great way to gain experience in the field prior to seeking full-time employment. As an American Studies graduate, you will gain competency in a broad range of transferable skills which will diversify your career prospects.
Your expertise in the US economic, political, cultural, commercial and social domains, coupled with your highly proficient English communication skills and cultural adaptability through your study abroad experience, will set you apart from other job candidates.

Potentiële beroepen

business

Interested in marketing or international business? Then utilize your knowledge of US economic and commercial policies and practices by assisting companies seeking to expand into the European and US markets.

culture and arts
education

Your highly proficient English skills will also prepare you to work at education institutions, in particular in the area of the internationalization of teaching and learning. A number of graduates also work in high schools and institutions of tertiary education, where they teach primarily English or History. Several American Studies graduates also wish to continue their studies by completing PhD degrees, either in The Netherlands, the UK or the US.

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public sector
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Contact

Drs. Deirdre Harmsen

Study Advisor

Stef Lage Venterink

Master Ambassador American Studies

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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