Interdisciplinary in Approach. Dynamic in Teaching. Relevant in Practice. American Studies at The University of Groningen.
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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/
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. Following this programme also gave me the opportunity to deepen my knowledge of two areas that interest me: the history of the American Revolution and American political culture.
The Lantos Congressional Fellowship was a major highlight for
me. 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
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.
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