Master in English Language and Culture

University of Eastern Finland Philosophical Faculty

Program Description

Master in English Language and Culture

University of Eastern Finland Philosophical Faculty

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 in 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 literature, American literature, popular fiction, and contemporary fiction.

Admission requirements

  • A recognized BA degree in the area of English Language and Literature, English Linguistics, or English Translation.
  • English proficiency.
  • Motivation letter in which the applicant explains his or her educational goals and study objectives for the University of Eastern Finland and also explains why he or she has chosen to study in this programme.
  • Letter of reference from a former teacher or professor; not obligatory but highly advisable.

    Applicants will be 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 scholarships

    Starting from September 2017 onwards non-EU/EEA students will be charged tuition fees for the programme: 8000 EUR/academic year. Along with the introduction of tuition fees, University of Eastern Finland will provide an attractive scholarship scheme for 50% of the students admitted to the programme. The scholarship will consist of 80-100% exemption from the tuition fees. A scholarship shall be granted for the non-EU/EEA applicants selected to the Programme, who applied for a scholarship while applying for the admission.

    More about the tuition fees can be found on our Admissions website. : https://www.uef.fi/web/admissions/tuition-fees-and-scholarships

    Along with the introduction of tuition fees, University of Eastern Finland will provide scholarships to students admitted to the programme. For more information, please turn to milena.fayt@uef.fi or check our websites: http://www.uef.fi/web/mdp-english/home.

  • This school offers programs in:
    • English


    Last updated October 10, 2016
    Duration & Price
    This course is Campus based
    Start Date
    Start date
    Aug. 2017
    Duration
    Duration
    2 - 2 years
    Full time
    Price
    Price
    8,000 EUR
    Information
    Deadline
    Start date Aug. 2017
    Place
    Finland Joensuu
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    End date Request Info
    Duration 2 - 2 years
    Price 8,000 EUR