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Application and admission

Pre-Master's American Studies

Please note: this pre-Master's programme is taught in English.

Grants access to:


First semester:

  • Academic Skills I (6 ECTS, block 1)
  • American History, Beginning to End (12 ECTS, block 1 and 2)
  • Academic Skills II (6 ECTS, block 3)
  • The Craft of American Studies (6 ECTS, block 3)

Second semester:

  • Philosophy of the Humanities: Usable Pasts (6 ECTS, block 4)
  • Metropolitan America (6 ECTS, block 5)

Procedure: enrolment via Studielink

If you wish to gain access to the Master’s programme American Studies by means of this pre-Master’s programme, you must first submit an enrolment application in Studielink for the Master’s History / Geschiedenis. You cannot directly enrol in the pre-Master’s.

The Graduate School of Humanities’ Admissions Office will assess your prior education. If you are able to meet the entry requirements for the Master’s by doing the pre-Master’s programme, you will be notified of this. Only then should you enrol in the pre-Master’s via Studielink. If you successfully complete the pre-Master’s programme within a year, you will automatically be admitted to the Master’s American Studies.

Enrol via Studielink

Alternative routes

If you are doing an academic Bachelor's programme, completing the minor American Studies will also allow you to meet the entry requirements for the Master's American Studies.