The American Studies MA program aims to equip graduates with specialized knowledge in the history, politics, society, culture, language, and literature of the United States, in addition to their excellent English language proficiency. This expertise is essential given the widespread influence of the United States in global politics, economics, and culture. Graduates will be well-prepared to contribute to both private and public sector organizations involved in the communication and representation of American values and interests. It’s important to note that while the program spans two years, it does not confer teaching qualifications. However, graduates are eligible for admission to PhD programs and will receive preparation for doctoral studies as part of the course.
The course is designed to cultivate high-level specialists capable of meeting the specific demands of the labor market in the realms of cultural and intercultural exchange. Beyond opportunities within public sectors at local, national, or international levels, there’s a growing need for French graduates in the private sector, particularly with multinational companies. The program also serves as a stepping stone for further studies in one of the Doctoral Schools of the Faculty.
Graduates of this program find positions predominantly in education and research, tourism management, banking and finance, as well as intercultural communications. This comprehensive program covers all facets of American studies, including literature, culture, politics, history, and language. It trains specialists proficient in both critical and applied theories relating to the United States. Degree holders will possess robust skills for independent research, evaluating and processing pertinent information, and effectively communicating their findings to high academic standards.