Graduates' Professional Profile
By the end of their stay in the program, students will hold an official Master's in American Studies degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and Universidad de Alcalá (UAH).
This degree is recognized throughout Europe and in those countries included in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The degree also gives access to doctoral programs in Spain and in many foreign universities, depending on the student's area of specialization.
The primary goal of the Master’s program is the training of specialists in North American Studies. The Master’s will admit students holding a BA degree (or its Spanish equivalents, i.e. “graduado” or “licenciado”) in any field of study related to American Studies. Prospective students must have an advanced level of English (C1 or higher), and be motivated to become proficient in the analysis of the history, politics, and culture of the United States, with a special emphasis on the country’s social diversity and ethnicity.
Why this Master’s?
• The Master’s Degree in North American Studies will enable students to gain extensive knowledge of all aspects of American society from a multidisciplinary perspective.
• The Master’s Degree in North American Studies seeks to train experts who can work in Spanish, American, or international institutions in the fields of education, culture, communications, media, public relations, and/or political analysis.
• The Master’s Degree in North American Studies will enable students to refine their capacities for research, analysis and debate, which are central to working in a global context.
• The Master’s Degree in North American Studies will emphasize critical and analytical reading with a view to training experts and prospective scholars in the field of North American Studies.
• The faculty at the two institutions that coordinate the degree (Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Institute Benjamin Franklin at Universidad de Alcalá) includes distinguished scholars specializing in North American culture.