Master of Arts: Intercultural Anglophone Studies (MAIAS)
MAIAS is an innovative postgraduate MA program for research in English, American, and Anglophone Studies, offered at the precise geographical center of Europe.
The degree program is directed toward advanced scholarly competence in one of two major areas: "literature" or "linguistics." It enables in-depth and theoretically informed study of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking world, and of linguistic phenomena of English in its varieties. A wide range of forms of cultural expression such as literature, film, theater, music, and other forms of popular culture are addressed. From various perspectives, this degree program enables the analysis of complex issues in culture, literature and language, paying particular attention to inter- and transcultural issues.
Students will demonstrate their competence toward the end of their studies in an independent and comprehensive thesis.
The MAIAS Experience
See what some of our former students have to say:
Study regulations and curricular information:
For a globalized format of intercultural anglophone studies:
While it is possible to do your entire degree at the University of Bayreuth, there are also a few options for studying abroad and/or receiving a dual degree with one of our partner universities:
Prof. Dr. Sylvia Mayer
Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
GW 1 Office 1.15
Office hours: see website (also by appointment)