Master in Anglophone Studies
The Master’s Degree study programme in Anglophone Studies is a two-year programme that develops and deepens the knowledge acquired in previous studies. This interdisciplinary programme is designed as a four-semester curriculum. The language of instruction is English.
Master’s programme graduates acquire expertise in selected Anglophone countries. They are knowledgeable in international relations, cultural and historical connections, and the distinctive realities of particular English-speaking countries. They understand the society of these countries as well as their internal and external relations.
Master’s Degree graduates are highly employable in the fields of
- public administration, namely the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs
- international organisations and agencies, including diplomatic missions in both English-speaking countries and EU institutions
- multinational companies
- advisory bodies
- the media
- charities and non-profit organisations
The Master’s Degree also prepares students for professional careers in research and in academic activities. It emphasises developing the knowledge gained in the Bachelor’s Degree (history, political science, international relations, and literature). Graduates of the Master’s Degree acquire a comprehensive knowledge of Anglophone studies as an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on international relations, English-language literature, culture, and the society of English speaking countries. They have excellent written and spoken English (C1+/C2).
The programme provides the students with a range of courses taught by scholars who actively participate in the academic community. The courses focus on the cultural, political, and social development of the USA and the United Kingdom. In the course of their studies, students will discuss the broader context of other English-speaking countries and their role in the world (Canada, Australia, and the English-speaking countries of Asia and Africa).
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and a sound knowledge of the English language, English-language literature, and the facts and figures of Anglo-American culture and life. For admission to both the full-time and the part-time form of Anglophone Studies, the following parts of the entrance examination must be successfully passed:
The oral interview tests the applicant’s ability to use English to achieve meaningful communication and to maintain a coherent flow of language within a single utterance or over a string of utterances. The sufficient starting level of English must be a B2+/C1 mastery according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). In spoken production, the applicant must be able to present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating sub-themes, developing particular points, and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion.
To complete the Master’s Degree, students must comply with the prescribed study plan and successfully pass the Master’s Final State Examination. The final state examination consists of the following parts:
- defence of the Master’s Dissertation
- examination on a given topic from the field of Anglophone countries in the current international system
- examination on a given topic from the field of culture, literature, and art of English-speaking countries
The part-time form of study is implemented at MUP by means of intensive group sessions, held usually four to five times per semester exclusively on Friday afternoons and on Saturdays. In addition to that, students have the opportunity to schedule individual consultations with the lecturers during their office hours. MUP electronic systems publish study materials, i.e. core course materials, and further information necessary for self-study. MUP uses the most advanced learning methods, including e-learning, and it allows students to access various electronic databases (e.g. JSTOR, EBSCO) without any additional charges.
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