American Studies

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Interdisciplinary in Approach. Dynamic in Teaching. Relevant in Practice. American Studies at The University of Groningen.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee

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 tailor 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 expertise in U.S. economic, political, and cultural affairs combined with your independent research and English skills will set you apart in your future career.

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • A supportive, challenging, and international learning environment
  • A truly interdisciplinary approach to the Americas
  • Entirely taught in English by experienced and highly trained international faculty
  • Opportunity to study abroad or do an internship in the U.S.
  • Career preparation with a wide range of transferable skills
  • Program consistently ranks highly in national quality assurance assessments
  • Groningen is an energetic, safe and affordable student city


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In the one-year American Studies Master's track, you can choose from a number of specialization courses.
Histories and Methods of American Studies
10 EC
Domestic Cultures of U.S. Imperialism keuzevak
10 EC
The American Revolution Today keuzevak
10 EC
Writing for the Real World keuzevak
10 EC
Study Abroad keuzevak
10 EC
Master's Internship American Studies keuzevak stage
10 EC
Master's Thesis American Studies afstuderen
20 EC


specialisatie MA Placement

Students have the option to replace one Research Seminar with an MA Placement, which is to be carried out during the second semester, in principle in the U.S. or the Americas.

Because such an internship is part of your degree program, it will have to comply with the curriculum requirements. Further details can be obtained from the department or academic advisor. The Office for Student Affairs can help you with some of the practical issues.


taal van onderwijs100% en
group discussion, individual assignment, integration module, internship, lecture, literature study, project, self evaluation, self study, tutorial
instruction modes
Research seminars, lectures, study abroad, internship, Master's dissertation.
Students acquire the knowledge, skills and insight into American Studies needed to do independent scientific research and to be able to work in society at an academic level.
study guidance
If you have any questions about your studies, you may contact the American Studies academic advisor who can assist you with academic planning, university services, and other relevant matters. Students can schedule an appointment via the Office of Student Affairs or stop by during the advisor's weekly walk-in hours to discuss a variety of academic issues.
study abroad
Possibility to study in North or South America

Minimum of 30 ECTS

Studying abroad during the second semester of your Master's program can complement your American Studies experience at The University of Groningen. As availability permits, you can apply to study abroad at one of our first-rated exchange partner institutions in North and South America and enroll in a variety of courses of your choosing.
This is your opportunity to experience first-hand everything you have studied in the classroom, a truly enriching opportunity for students, both academically and personally!

For more information regarding exchange locations, please visit the Department of American Studies website at

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2023
wettelijk tarief : € 2314 (€1157 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 13600
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 16000

1 september 2024

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2024
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Note: it's only possible to a very limited extent to start in February. For more information, please contact the study advisor.

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

De stad


E Pluribus Unum (EPU) is the study association for students who study American Studies. EPU's main goal is to unite all American Studies students, both from the Bachelor and Master programs. By doing so, the study association can represent the entire student body in their interests, and provide them with ample opportunities to expand those interests. EPU organizes a vast array of activities, ranging from monthly (themed) drinks to study trips abroad.


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1/5 RUG
American Studies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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2/5 RUG
Noord-Amerika Studies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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NAN% vrouw
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3/5 Universiteit Leiden
North American Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
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4/5 Radboud Universiteit
History, Culture and Politics
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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NAN% vrouw
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5/5 Radboud Universiteit
North American Studies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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NAN% vrouw
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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The program'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.

aansluitende masteropleidingen

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Potentiële beroepen


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.

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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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