MDP in English Language and Culture
This programme, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguistic perspectives. The degree consists of coursework and a research thesis. The objectives of the programme include in-depth understanding of the multifacetedness of contemporary English studies; increased awareness of key debates in contemporary linguistics and literary studies; and an ability to carry out independent research. There are overall 10 study places available for international students.
During their studies, students will specialize on linguistics or literary and cultural studies. The Department has internationally recognized areas of strength in both linguistics and literary studies. In linguistics, these include dialectology, language contact, language variation and change, pragmatics, and bilingualism. In literary and cultural studies, the Department's areas of strength include postcolonial and ethnic literatures, American literature, popular fiction, and contemporary fiction.
- The University of Eastern Finland will accept a temporary BA certificate / a certificate of completion of studies (all BA studies must be completed) from countries where final BA certificates take extra time to receive for administrative reasons.
Applicants are placed in a rank order on the basis of the following requirements in this order:
- language test result: a) the overall score, b) language area: writing
- earlier academic study success: a) the grade of the main subject: English, b) other subjects
- motivation letter.
Tuition and scholarshipsStarting from September 2017 onwards non-EU/EEA students will be charged tuition fees for the programme. Their amount will be confirmed in August 2016. All students are also expected to pay an obligatory student union fee of 126 EUR/academic year and be able to cover all their living expenses in Finland (500-800 EUR per month depending on individual spending habits). In order to be granted a residence permit, non-EU/EEA students are required to show that they have at least 6720 EOR per year or 560 EUR per month at their disposal.
Along with the introduction of tuition fees, University of Eastern Finland will provide scholarships to students admitted to the programme. More information regarding this issue will be available in August.
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Last updated July 8, 2016