Masters Programs in English

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Enrolling for a masters degree in English offers students an opportunity to improve their language, both spoken and written. This applies to students who have English as their first language or second language. Taking up a masters program in English is advantageous for potential students for more reasons than one; the resources available for use in the learning process are in plenty. The number of English speaking people is large and therefore, finding practical solutions to apply your newly acquired skills is easy. However, the degree can be as versatile as one can imagine; the career opportunities available to students enrolling in the program are plenty.

A masters program in English does not require one to have a bachelor degree in English before enrolling. Though, it is much easier for students who already have a bachelors program and look to further their studies. Taking up this program is beneficial as it improves the analytical skills of the student, sharpens their writing skills, and also helps in the broadening of their literary knowledge. The major fields in which a student can specialize in include: Old English, Theory and practice in rhetoric, non-fiction writing, novel writing, English world literature and the history of English language.

The possible careers available for a graduate of a masters degree in the English language include: Teaching, writing, journalism, media, linguistics, and more. Given the number of English speaking countries in the world, the degree program is definitely very marketable throughout the world.

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Masters in English Language, Literature and Culture

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Masters degree in English Language, Literature and Culture prepares students for a wide range of careers where English is the working language as well as for specific careers within English Studies. [+]

Masters in English. The Masters degree in English Language, Literature and Culture prepares students for a wide range of careers where English is the working language as well as for specific careers within English Studies. It aims to build on knowledge and competencies acquired during a bachelor degree and to prepare students for a professional career using English. It also aims to broaden the scientific horizons of all those already working, as is the case of teachers. It provides students with the oral and written skills to be able to work within an English-speaking professional environment and establishes a coherent basis for those who wish to pursue research careers in this field within PhD degrees. As an acknowledged post-Bolonha degree, it is a degree that will be recognized in a variety of international contexts. Students will study subjects in the three areas of Linguistics, Culture and Literature through an approach which combines the theoretical and the practical, as well as the historical and the contemporary. The programme focuses on the English and North-American contexts as well as other international contexts where English is a language of communication. Through the inclusion of optional subjects in the course, students are encouraged to create individualised professional trajectories which take into account their future careers – or their present professional needs and requirements. [-]

Master of Arts in English Language Studies

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

This programme aims to update students' knowledge of the systems and uses of English and how these relate to their work. It is recognised by the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government for the Subject Knowledge Requirement for teachers. [+]

Aims - To update your knowledge of the systems and uses of English and how these relate to your work - To give you the chance to learn new concepts in English language studies and apply these to your work Benefits - Choice of Subjects: wide range of elective subjects to choose from - Mixed Mode of Learning: full-time and part-time study - Flexibility: students can exit at PgC, PgD or MA level - Professional Recognition: The MAELS meets EDB's Subject Knowledge Requirement (SKR) and also meets the Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) provided that on graduation students meet the training requirement for language teachers Professional Recognition New and serving English language teachers who do not hold a degree in English, but who have completed the MAELS programme successfully, are regarded by the Education Bureau (EDB) as having a degree with a relevant language major. The MAELS meets the EDB's Subject Knowledge Requirement (SKR). It also meets the Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) provided that on graduation students meet the training requirements for language teachers. Entrance Requirements A Bachelor’s degree in any subject or the equivalent, with preference given to applicants who majored in English or a Communications-related field. Applicants are expected to meet ONE of the following requirements: A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 96 or above for the Internet-based test, or 590 or above for the paper-based test; OR An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 for the listening and reading sections and at least 6.5 for the speaking and writing sections; OR A level of competence in English, as demonstrated by performance in the admission interview and written test set by the Department of English, which indicates that the applicant* is capable of studying successfully at the taught MA level. Notes: *This only applies to either native English speakers or non-native English applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a university using English as the medium of instruction (EMI). Non-native speakers or applicants without a Bachelor's degree from an EMI university still have to fulfil the University-wide minimum language requirements. Exceptional cases shall be considered on a case-by-case basis. Programme Structure - Full-time: 1 yr (2 semesters and 1 summer term) - Part-time: 2 yrs (4 semesters and 1 summer term) Programme Fee HK$3,200 per credit for local students HK$4,500 per credit for non-local students [-]

Master in Second Language Learning and Teaching

University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

This programme is designed for both graduates with teaching experience and practising language teachers and trainers who wish to build a career in modern languages and English as a foreign language. [+]

Masters in English. Master in Second Language Learning and Teaching This programme is designed for both graduates with teaching experience and practising language teachers and trainers who wish to build a career in modern languages and English as a foreign language. It enables students to make an effective contribution to language learning in their organisation through research, development and the application of newly acquired knowledge, and enhance career prospects in further and higher education. Students are introduced to a wide range of research in applied languages, in particular those research activities and themes that affect the language-learning environment, including second language acquisition and communicative language teaching. Students also explore research in language learning in relation to the practical learning environment. They acquire the skills to write and use computer-aided language learning tools and conduct a research project in language learning and language teaching. The aims of the programme are: To analyse theory and research in applied languages, particularly the research activities and theoretical frameworks that impinge on language learning and language teaching and testing To explore the interface between research in language learning and the practical learning environment To evaluate the role and future of information technology with a resource-based language-learning framework To develop an awareness of non-traditional (i.e. non-classroom-based) methods of language learning To provide the research skills and knowledge of research methods in language learning to enable the student to conduct their own project. Students are required to study the following compulsory courses: Key Issues in Second Language Teaching (30 credits) Research Methods in Language Learning (30 credits) (30 credits) The Use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Second Language Learning (30 credits) (30 credits) Second Language Acquisition (30 credits) (30 credits) Research Project (MAMLL/LL&JLT)(60 credits) (60 credits) [-]

Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign/Second Language

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year September 2017 Spain Tarragona

First taught in 2007, the Master’s Degree in Foreign Language Teaching (SFL/EFL) has now split into its two component specialities: English and Spanish. The resulting Master’s Degree in English Language Teaching aims to train professionals to teach English for both general and specific purposes. The degree is a combination of professional and research tracks, and it is designed for national and international graduates, with or... [+]

Master's Degree in English Language Teaching First taught in 2007, the Master’s Degree in Foreign Language Teaching (SFL/EFL) has now split into its two component specialities: English and Spanish. The resulting Master’s Degree in English Language Teaching aims to train professionals to teach English for both general and specific purposes. The degree is a combination of professional and research tracks, and it is designed for national and international graduates, with or without experience, who wish to work professionally in the field of English language teaching. Carreer oportunitites The obvious area in which the graduates from this programme can work is English language teaching at all levels. In general, language teaching provides students with multidisciplinary training in the humanities which prepares them for all sorts of activities involving the transmission of cultural knowledge. The future master’s-degree graduates will be qualified to work in the following fields: Language teaching English teachers in private and state-run language teaching institutions in Spain (Official School of Languages, language services, language academies, adult education, etc.) English teachers abroad in both private and state-run institutions English teachers for specific purposes in private companies, multinationals and international agencies Teachers of other subjects in English for bilingual institutions Heads or heads of studies in schools English language assistants in foreign universities English language teachers in secondary schools Language advisors for schools, publishers, or other public and private companies University lecturers at graduate or postgraduate level Researcher into teaching– learning English Author of text books for learning English in publishers and similar companies Author of teaching materials – online language learning for publishers and similar companies Educational advisor in schools, publishers and other public or private institutions Research and knowledge transfer in interdisciplinary research groups Language and cultural mediation in public or private institutions Tourism Translation Publishing Timetable Afternoons from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (plus the practice period) Language of instruction 100% English Student Profile The Master’s Degree is designed mainly for students with a background in English studies, and such related fields as modern languages, culture and communication, translation and interpretation, or schoolteachers specializing in foreign languages. Nevertheless, the Master’s Degree is also open to people holding some sort of official university degree (bachelor’s degree, pre-Bologna bachelor’s degree or 3-year diploma), or an equivalent that may not be directly related. In the latter case, students will be required to take a bridging course (see the specific regulations). FIRST YEAR: Compulsory subjects First semester Second Language Acquisition Methodology of Second Language Teaching Materials and Techniques in ELT Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and New Technologies in ELT Grammar and Lexicon in the EL Classroom Pronunciation in the EL Classroom Optional subjects Second semester Research Methods and Tools in ELT Pragmatics in the EL Classroom Practicum Final Master's Project OPTIONAL SUBJECTS: In this section you will find the list of all the optional subjects on the curriculum. Before you select the subjects you wish to register for, please make sure that they have been activated. Strategies for Teaching English to Children English for Specific Purposes Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Culture in the EL Classroom Literature and Cinema in the EL Classroom BRIDGING COURSES: (*) English Language III English Language IV (*)After checking the candidate’s transcript, the body responsible for admission can decide that the student must attend and satisfactorily complete some of the subjects that are programmed as bridging courses. To be admitted on the programme, students must hold one of the following qualifications: Pre-Bologna Bachelor’s Degree in English Studies; Bachelor’s Degree in English; Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages, Culture and Communication; Bachelor’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation, or other qualifications with a foreign-language component such as the Diploma in Primary-School Teaching (Foreign Language Speciality), the Bachelor’s Degree in Infant Education or Primary Education (Speciality in English), and the Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism, and other similar qualifications. The Master’s Degree is also open to holders of some sort of official university degree (bachelor’s degree, pre-Bologna bachelor’s degree or 3-year diploma), or an equivalent that may not be directly related. In the latter case, students will be required to take a bridging course (see specific regulations). An official qualification issued by a higher education institution in the EHEA, which enables its holder to be admitted on a master’s degree programme in the issuing country. A qualification issued by an education system that does not belong to the EHEA. If it has not been officially recognized, the URV must first check that: the educational level is equivalent to that of a corresponding Spanish official university degree. it enables holders in the issuing country to be admitted on a postgraduate programme. Specific documentation English language requirements: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: C1 level EOI: 5th course or EOI Advanced Level. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English. TOEFL scores: minimum 110. In the absence of supporting documents, the Admissions Board may establish additional mechanisms to determine a candidate’s level of English. Selection Criteria Students will be selected using the following criteria: Academic background: up to 30 points. In particular: Degree in English Studies: maximum 30 points Other degree: maximum 20 points Academic record: maximum 25 points Other relevant academic training: maximum 10 points English teaching experience: maximum 10 points Motivation letter: maximum 5 points Extended visits to English-speaking countries (at least 4 weeks, with supporting documents): maximum 5 points Other language teaching experience: maximum 5 points Other teaching experience: maximum 5 points Mastery of English above the required minimum: maximum 5 points [-]

Master's of Philosophy in English Linguistics

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Tromsø

The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The programme has a strong comparative component, although the study of English naturally maintains a central place in the programme. [+]

Masters in English. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The programme has a strong comparative component, although the study of English naturally maintains a central place in the programme. Programme description The Master's degree programme in English Linguistics covers graduate level studies in English linguistics, and is to be seen as an extension of work at the Bachelor's level. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The programme has a strong comparative component, although the study of English naturally maintains a central place in the programme. Students will develop insight into the structure of language in general and of English in particular, social and geographic variation, as well as the historical development and acquisition of English. At the Master's level, students will develop special interests based on their coursework and will write either a Master's Thesis or two article-length papers whose main empirical focus should be on English. The programme consists of the following components: 60 ECTS of coursework and 60 ECTS for either one (1) thesis, or two (2) articles Both the coursework and thesis/articles must have English as their main empirical focus. The three elective ten credit courses can come from any 3000-level course in language or linguistics offered by the groups for English and General Linguistics. If their relevance for the programme can be demonstrated, other courses may be accepted by application. Master's Thesis The degree includes 60 ECTS which must be earned either (i) by writing one Master's Thesis (60 ECTS) or (ii) by writing two papers (30 ECTS each). This work is normally done individually, but may be part of a larger research project being carried out at the faculty, especially projects being carried out at the Center for Advanced Studies in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL). The topics for this work will be chosen in consultation with one of the academic staff, who will serve as a supervisor. Those opting to write two papers, must write one of them in the core disciplines phonology or syntax. The two papers cannot be in the same field. Part-time studies In principle, the programme is open for part-time studies, however the structure of the programme is not designed to accommodate part-time students. Interdisciplinary courses Some of the Master's degree programmes offered by the faculty overlap to a certain degree in that they offer a range of "interdisciplinary" courses. For example, the core disciplines of phonology and syntax are taught as part of both Theoretical Linguistics and English Linguistics, and are therefore assigned a HIF-code in the university catalogue. Not all of the HIF-courses, however, may be appropriate for incorporation into a given programme. To find out which HIF-courses are accepted as part of the Master's degree programme in English Linguistics, please contact the programme staff. Progression The following courses are compulsory in Semester 1: HIF-3010 Syntax I, HIF-3022 Phonology I. In addition students are required to complete an elective course. The following course is compulsory in Semester 2: Either HIF-3011 Syntax II or HIF-3021 Phonology II. In addition students are required to complete two elective courses. Learning outcomes After completing the Master's of Philosophy in English Linguistics the students will have acquired the following: Knowledge and understanding: specialised knowledge of a linguistic subfield through work with the Master's Thesis deeper knowledge of English linguistics through the study of core subjects broadened knowledge of adjoining fields through elective courses a critical view of the theories and methods that have been underlying linguistic research Skills: The students will have achieved ability to orient themselves in linguistic scientific literature with special regard to the development of theory and methods, and to earlier research skills in problem solving, analysis of linguistic data, and in presentation of findings according to academic standards skills in communicating scientific content in English at a high level Competence: The core goal of the programme is to prepare students for study at PhD level. It also qualifies for work in occupations that require thorough knowledge of human language and/or experience with independent project work. Admission requirements Admission to the Master's programme in English Linguistics requires a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) in English Linguistics, or a degree combining English language and literature, or equivalent qualification. The applicant should have at least three semesters (minimum 80 ECTS) of concentrated work in English linguistics and/or language. An average grade of equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system is required. Applicants must enclose an application essay (Statement of purpose) written in English (maximum of two pages). This should include descriptions of their motivation for, interest in and expectations relating to their Master's degree studies and ideas for their Master's Thesis project. More information on admission requirements: Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is 15 April for admission to the autumn semester Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: The application deadline for international applicants is 1 December for admission to the autumn semester. Teaching and assessment Teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars. Evaluation is carried out at the end of each course on the basis of a portfolio of the students written work. As a Master's student, you will be assigned a supervisor who will monitor your progress throughout your studies. The Master's Thesis will be assigned a grade (from A to F); the coursework will be graded on the same scale. For information about examinations; please see the individual course descriptions. Exchange possibilities Students can apply for exchange studies or field work abroad according to the available cooperation agreements within scholarship programmes such as Erasmus, Nordplus, Barentsplus or North2North. Please consult the international coordinator at the faculty for more information. Job prospectives The core goal of the programme is to prepare students for study at PhD level. It also qualifies for work in occupations that require thorough knowledge of human language and/or experience with independent project work, for example teaching, programming, administration, industry or the media. Access to further studies On successful completion of the degree programme, students may be qualified for admission to a PhD in Linguistics. [-]

Master in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

We welcome motivated applicants with a BA degree in English or a related discipline, who have a strong foundation in the field, excellent written and spoken English and a proposed research project that fits within the fields of specialisation available within the Department. [+]

Language: Czech We welcome motivated applicants with a BA degree in English or a related discipline, who have a strong foundation in the field, excellent written and spoken English and a proposed research project that fits within the fields of specialisation available within the Department. The programme offers students a range of potential specialisations that is unique in Central Europe taught by scholars who actively participate in the academic community and publish in these areas. Generally, the special programmes include either an introduction to the theory, history and contemporary practice of specialised disciplines, or an overview of a broader, interdisciplinary area (e.g. Critical and Cultural Theory, British and Commonwealth Cultural Studies). All courses are assessed by means of credits compatible with the EU system (ECTS). Instruction takes the form of small group seminars that facilitate discussion, close reading of specific texts and individual attention from the instructor if needed. Applicants are advised to check the research interests of members of staff when preparing a draft thesis topic and to consult information on MA thesis requirements. Graduate Profile The purpose of the MA programme is to prepare students for professional careers in research, teaching or translation and to develop an intercultural perspective in English studies by bringing together gifted students from the Czech Republic and around the world. Many of our graduates have also gone on to work in the media, diplomacy and international agencies. Graduates of the MA programme have excellent written and spoken English, significant experience in creatively developing and researching the topic of their final thesis, and advanced knowledge of the critical and historical contexts of the study of Anglophone literatures and cultures. [-]

CLE Master program in European Literary Cultures

Erasmus Mundus Master Course in European Literary Cultures
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Bologna France Mulhouse Strasbourg Greece Thessaloniki Senegal Dakar Fann + 7 more

The CLE Master’s program teaches students how to manage the manifold aspects of the European scene, offering them a multicultural education along three main methodological lines: [+]

Masters in English. About CLE The program seeks to provide a high quality preparation reflecting the multicultural aspects of Europe. The CLE Master Course is a program devoted to improving the quality of European Higher Education and strengthening intercultural communication. The programme encourages and supports: cooperation as well as student, scholar and staff exchange among universities; the worldwide promotion of the image of the European Union as a space of academic excellence; communication between university and cultural institutions and enterprises (Museums, Publishers, Foundations) as well as public and private companies; better career opportunities for its graduates and access to the international workforce. The CLE Master Course aims at providing international students with excellent T-shaped skills in: at least three European languages (English – mandatory, two other languages among French, Italian and Greek); at least three domains of European culture and thought (Literature, Art, Cultural History, Ethics and Aesthetics, Science of Language). The CLE Master Course is a two-year full-time academic program. At the end of the two-year program, after defending their Master’s thesis before an international committee, CLE students receive a multiple diploma issued by the universities of the consortium where they spent at least one semester. The language in which the courses are offered may vary according to the University providing them. Over the years, many additional activities (seminars, conferences, workshops, language courses) have been entrusted to highprofile scholars/guest lecturers. The CLE intends to maintain and reinforce this successful collaboration pattern. Participating universities : Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, ITALIA Université de Haute-Alsace (Mulhouse), FRANCE Université de Strasbourg, FRANCE Aristoteleion Panepistimion Thessaloniki, ELLAS Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Dakar), SÉNÉGAL Objectives The CLE Master’s program teaches students how to manage the manifold aspects of the European scene, offering them a multicultural education along three main methodological lines: Cultural education in at least three domains of the European thought, ranging from literature to history and language sciences. High-level European languages education, complementing in-class with on-site practice in at least two countries of the consortium. Dynamic education thanks to his programme of international exchange. The CLE Master’s programme wants to train dynamic and critical experts in the humanities, with a good awareness of country-specific problems and the ability to make competent decisions, relying on their rich cultural baggage. Skill-based education intended to prepare the students to meet the needs of the job market. The CLE Master’s programme offers several complementary activities (seminars with international scholars and professionals) aiming to improve at best its student’s skills and to promote the employability. Therefore, the CLE Master also includes a one-week workshop studied to implement its student’s competencies and creativity as well as their knowledge of the job market. Academic competence Students who obtain the Master degree in European Literary Cultures should possess a level of competence which corresponds to the “second cycle descriptor level” of the Tuning Project for European Studies. They should be able: to interpret events, developments and EU policies in national, regional and local areas (through units 1 and 3 of the program); to use different disciplinary methodologies in a complementary way (through Units 1, 2 and 3); to develop a guided research project (through units 1 and 2) and to work independently (with the unit 4), to understand and interpret EU policies (through Unit 3) to understand and interpret ideas and concepts from Europe and European integration (through units 1 and 3) to communicate in several international languages, using appropriate terminology (through Unit 2 and Mobility required) to move in different countries and possess good attitudes of cultural understanding (thanks to the mobility requirement). As far as educational goals are concerned, a masters graduate from this program should: know at least three eurorean languages (English, French, and Italian and/or Greek, depending on the mobility chosen); know the different methodologies of literary studies (national literatures, comparative literature, literature and computer science etc.); be able to develop a comprehensive bibliography, a research record and a research paper on a topic concerning European literature; know at least three areas of methodologies (eg, history of literature, textual analysis, history, art history, history of ideas etc..) to analyze the production of European culture in depth; know the history and culture of Europe in order to contextualize the literary production in the broader context of European cultural history. Career Opportunities The main career perspectives for CLE graduates are: Doctoral research focused on European literature and cultures. The European Doctorate in Higher Education (DESE), «Les Littératures de l’Europe unie» is structured to develop the Master Erasmus Mundus CLE objectives. A career in the European cultural institutions or local authorities involving a cultural program (development and international exhibitions, the development and management of cultural exchange programs; development of cultural contents in various types of associations). Therefore the CLE Master's program encourages students contacts and collaboration with several institutions such as linguistic and cultural centers, foundations, museums and publishers. A career in the private sector, requiring book-related skills (translations, philological editions) or multicultural skills (cultural mediation, social responsibility agenda), journalism, literary criticism, radio or tv broadcasting, copyediting, public relations. For this reason, the CLE Master’s Program includes several occasions for its students to meet, discuss and collaborate with professionals of these various sectors. There is a very good employability of CLE graduated students in PhD and cultural institutions or enterprises. Here are the results of CLE survey about their position after graduation in the job market from 2010 until 2014. It shows that the 35% carried on their activity in PhD and the 65% found a position in: teaching, management, translation, intercultural relations, media and communication, freelance, art. [-]

MPhil/PhD in English specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

MPhil/PhD-level study is for English graduates, currently without a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who want to develop their knowledge of a specific area of English studies to a high level of academic achievement. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the director of studies) with expertise in the area chosen... [+]

English specialisms - MPhil / PhD MPhil/PhD-level study is for English graduates, currently without a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who want to develop their knowledge of a specific area of English studies to a high level of academic achievement. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the director of studies) with expertise in the area chosen. Additional support is available from other internal/external academics. Your thesis will be a piece of original research that makes a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge in your particular field of study. The broad topic to be investigated will be defined by you with more specific details agreed through discussion with the director of studies. Particular areas of expertise in the department are the work of Virginia Woolf, women’s writing in the 19th and 20th centuries, Modernism, children’s literature, and literary and cultural theory. Careers & professional development The course is useful if you wish to become a lecturer in English literature, carry out research in higher education or if you are looking to develop areas of expertise related to your present or intended career outside higher education. Subject overview English staff in the School of Arts, Media and Education value their relationships with students and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. During the first 12 to 18 months of the course you will be registered for an MPhil and carry out research towards this end. Assuming satisfactory progress as indicated by a transfer report, you will then transfer to the award of PhD. At the transfer stage you have the option of writing-up for an MPhil only if you wish. Either qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and an oral examination. At the start of the course you will be encouraged to broaden your knowledge of research training by attending relevant sessions of the University’s postgraduate training programme and at relevant research seminars hosted by the school. You will be encouraged to participate in the latter and, as a PhD student, you will also be encouraged to disseminate your research more widely, at conferences and in academic journals. Research topics Applications for MPhil/PhD study are considered in the following areas: - Virginia Woolf studies. - Modernism (individual authors; concept of modernism; gendered modernism). - Women’s writing (individual authors of 19th and 20th centuries; theory of women's writing). - Children’s literature, particularly in the following areas: children’s fiction, from 19th century to contemporary authors; popular children’s writers; picture books and graphic novels; literary and cultural theory; conceptions of childhood; children’s film and adaptations. - Literary and cultural theory (especially psychoanalysis, work of Julia Kristeva, Bakhtinian dialogism, reader-response, Foucauldian discourse approaches). Available projects Projects are available in the areas detailed in the 'research topics' section, above. Before submitting a formal application you should contact the postgraduate research degree admissions tutor in English to discuss the area in which you wish to work. A more detailed proposal of a research topic will then be agreed between you and the supervisor(s) as part of the formal application process. [-]

Masters of Education in English Language Learners

Vanderbilt Peabody College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Nashville

Peabody's master of education program in English Language Learners is open to students who already possess a state teaching license or others who wish to pursue advanced study in the area of teaching linguistically diverse students in international settings. [+]

Masters in English. Peabody's master of education program in English Language Learners is open to students who already possess a state teaching license or others who wish to pursue advanced study in the area of teaching linguistically diverse students in international settings. The program is designed to introduce students to the foundational and practical information to effectively serve populations who are learning English as a second language. The program consists of two strands, teaching English language learners in U.S. educational settings and teaching English in an international setting. TRANSLATE We test an instructional model (TRANSLATE) designed to improve the English reading comprehension of EL students in grades 2 and 3. In TRANSLATE, students learn to identify key textual excerpts and use cognitive, linguistic and social strategies to facilitate translation and comprehension. We work with four teachers and their EL students (32) in two elementary schools. Our goal is to establish proof of concept for the TRANSLATE approach and to identify any remaining problems teachers encounter during its implementation. [-]

Master in European, American and Postcolonial Languages and Literatures

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides advanced knowledge of the languages, literatures and cultures of European, American and postcolonial countries, promoting cross-cultural perspectives within a solid background in humanities. [+]

Ministerial Degree Code LM-37 (Modern American and European Languages and Literatures) Curricula available Literatures and Cultures The sub-curricula available are: American Studies English Studies French Studies German Studies Iberian Studies Slavic and Balkan Studies Double/Joint Degree European Joint Master’s Degree in English and American Studies with Otto-Friedrich Universität - Bamberg (Germany); Karl-Franzens Universität - Graz (Austria); Pécsi Tudományegyetem - Pécs (Hungary); Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (France). Double Degree with Universidade do Espírito Santo (Brazil), Universidad de Huelva (Spain) or with Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Licenciatura en Letras of Universidad Nacional del Litoral; or Laurea Magistrale in lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Mestrado em Letras (Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras) of Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo. Students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Máster en Literaturas europea y enseñanza de lenguas (LEEL) of Universidad de Huelva; or Laurea Magistrale in lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Máster Universitario en Estudios Hispánicos Superiores of Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). Double Degree with Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 (France); Humboldt-Universität - Berlino (Germany). At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree:Laurea Magistrale in Lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Master européen en Études Françaises et Francophones of one of the partner universities. Access to the programme Unlimited entry subject to assessment of minimum requirements (quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 6 places, among which 1 is reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme). Special admission requirements are established for the following curricula: Curriculum in English and American Literary and Cultural Studies. Access: through a selection following an admission call. Doble titulación en Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos / Double Degree in Iberian and Ibero-American Studies. Access: through a selection following an admission call (Universidad de Huelva, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Universidad de Sevilla). Master européen en Études Françaises et Francophones. Access: through a selection following an admission call. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required. For the Literatures and Cultures curriculum (sub-curricula of English Studies and American Studies), and the Joint Degree English and American Literary and Cultural Studies curriculum, this knowledge must be obtained at enrolment; for the remaining curricula, students who do not attest the knowledge at enrolment will be required to verify it before graduation. Learning outcomes This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides advanced knowledge of the languages, literatures and cultures of European, American and postcolonial countries, promoting cross-cultural perspectives within a solid background in humanities. Languages available: Albanian, Anglo-American, Czech, English, French, German, modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Brazilian, Romenian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish. Occupational profiles Second-cycle graduates, thanks to the skills acquired and their possession of critical knowledge giving them independent judgment in carrying out their activities, will be able to pursue their studies in the research field and to hold leading positions in national and international businesses and within public and private institutions and organisations. [-]

Master in English Philology

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

This program is designed for students with a B.A. degree in English or in Humanities. It offers seminars in literary studies, theoretical linguistics, and applied linguistics. Literary studies focus on British and American literature, cultural studies, and literary theory. Courses in theoretical linguistics cover a variety of approaches to language, ranging from generative and cognitive linguistics to pragmatics and... [+]

Masters in English. This program is designed for students with a B.A. degree in English or in Humanities. It offers seminars in literary studies, theoretical linguistics, and applied linguistics. Literary studies focus on British and American literature, cultural studies, and literary theory. Courses in theoretical linguistics cover a variety of approaches to language, ranging from generative and cognitive linguistics to pragmatics and anthropological linguistics. Applied linguistics courses deal with theories and methods of teaching English as a foreign language and with translation studies. The M.A. seminars are accompanied by supplementary courses designed to further students' interests in the chosen field of research and by an advanced academic writing course. Requirements All applicants to the M.A. program must have an excellent command of English, corresponding to the level of the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or the IELTS score of at least 8. In addition, all applicants must submit a research project in the field of study they wish to investigate during the M.A. program. The project should be approximately 1500 words in length and not exceed double-spaced five pages. It should consist of the following parts: 1. The formulation and justification of a research problem 2. An outline of the planned research 3. An preliminary hypothesis that follows from the initial research carried out by the candidate. The hypothesis may not be a self-evident statement or an argument that has already been examined in depth. 4. Detailed research questions that will be addressed by the applicant during the M.A. project. 5. A bibliography listing at least 10 publications. [-]

Translation theory and practice

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Romania Timisoara

The Translation Theory and Practice programme is a full-time taught Master’s degree which continues the bachelor’s study programme in Applied Modern Languages. [+]

The Department of Modern Languages affiliated to the Faculty of Letters, History and Theology has the mission to offer students a high standard education in the field of foreign languages and literatures. The new international criteria of evaluation of study programmes, as well as the new requirements of the job market determined the implementation of innovative, more dynamic and pragmatic, educational strategies. The Department of Modern Languages also aims at achieving academic excellence and an enhanced international visibility. All faculty members are actively involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate students for a foundation understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen area. The Translation Theory and Practice programme is a full-time taught Master’s degree which continues the bachelor’s study programme in Applied Modern Languages. The programme is addressed mostly, but not only, to graduates of Modern Languages specialising in English or French, or any other graduate who masters one of these languages at level B2-C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference. The studies cover 2 academic years (4 semesters). The study programme is allotted 120 transferable credits, 30 /semester. Correlating its aim with the requirements of the labour market, the Translation Theory and Practice programme educates specialists with complex and complementary skills, the kind of education needed for leadership in a rapidly changing world. The main course titles are: Translation Methodology Terminology Translation Equivalence, European Institutions Advanced Text Analysis Discourse Analysis Literary Translations Economic Translations Legal Translations Audio-Visual Translations Intersemiotic Translations Specialised Translations Interpretation Techniques Potential labour market positions following graduation Our graduates can work as translators, interpreters, teachers, public relations specialist, human resources officer, anthropologists, etc. [-]

Second cycle degree/Two year Master in Specialized Translation

School of Foreign Languages, Literatures, Interpreting and Translation Forli Campus
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2017 Italy Forli + 1 more

The 2-year second-cycle degree programme in Specialized Translation trains language specialists who can translate, revise and proof-read texts and multimedia/audiovisual products professionally in a variety of highly specialized domains. [+]

Masters in English. Getting to know the School The School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting and Translation (Forlì Campus) We are committed to training students to a high professional standard able to perform as top-ranking specialists in language mediation, interpreting and translation. All our students graduate with a thorough knowledge of at least two languages and a high competence in Italian. The Forlì Campus School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting and Translation is one of the two Italian institutions to be accredited by the Conference Internationale d'Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes (CIUTI). © Claudio Turci Getting to know the Programme The 2-year second-cycle degree programme in Specialized Translation trains language specialists who can translate, revise and proof-read texts and multimedia/audiovisual products professionally in a variety of highly specialized domains. During the programme, you will get extensive practice of translation into and out of Italian and two languages, one of which is English and the other is chosen from a set including Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Russian. English is the medium of instruction for non language-specific subjects, such as translation technology, translation methods and media accessibility. © Claudio Turci Requirements and Admission Procedures The course takes in a limited number of students each year. To be admitted, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency (CEFR level C1 or above), and take a preliminary test assessing your ability to translate between Italian and one language of your choice among those available. Learning Outcomes Thanks to the degree programme in Specialized Translation you will acquire the competences and develop the abilities needed to play an active role on the global language industry scene. In particular, you will become familiar with at least three lingua-cultures, Italian, English and a third one of your choice among Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Russian, with several languages for special purposes and the associated knowledge domains, and with the technological aids, working methods and theoretical presuppositions and ethical considerations that are mainstream in the translation profession. You will be able to translate, adapt, revise and proof-read both written and multimedia/audiovisual texts; use state-of the- art tools and documentation resources for translation and associated tasks; critically evaluate translation quality and choices. © Claudio Turci Programme Contents The programme includes 120 ECTS credits and lasts two years. In the first year you will take courses in translation technology and methods, media communication, translation for the publishing industry, and linguistics. In the second year you will take courses in specialized, culture and literature, and translation for media accessibility. You will be free to choose two electives, will carry out an internship period and will prepare and defend a dissertation. All practice-oriented courses are taught in computer labs equipped with state-of-the-art Computer-Aided Translation software. Career Opportunities As a graduate in Specialized Translation, you will be able to work as a translator for the publishing industry and/ or in one or more technical domains, or as a localizer, subtitler, terminologist and language technology expert. Opportunities abound internationally, both for careers as free-lancers and for posts with public bodies and private companies.The course also prepares for third-cycle degree programmes/PhD. © Claudio Turci [-]

Master in Anglophone Studies

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Two-year postgraduate programme that develops and deepens the knowledge acquired in previous studies. Previous studies in the same field are NOT a requirement. [+]

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.

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MLitt in English Language and Linguistics

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MLitt English Language and Linguistics offers students the opportunity to study the intricate workings of language and explore its central role in society. [+]

Masters in English. The MLitt English Language and Linguistics offers students the opportunity to study the intricate workings of language and explore its central role in society. We investigate how language works, how people use it, what people use it for, where it came from and how it changes. The range of research expertise represented by the three dedicated members of staff teaching on the course are reflected in a comprehensive suite of modules that include cognitive, sociolinguistic, historical, evolutionary, and discourse analytical topics. Course objectives Students will be expected to graduate with a knowledge of contemporary linguistic theories, including both generative and cognitive approaches to linguistic description, and the contexts in which these theories arose. They will also acquire knowledge and understanding in specialist selected areas of study (e.g. Old and Middle English, historical, social and regional varieties of English, language and cognition, discourse analysis and evolutionary linguistics), including critical understanding of research in these areas. They will be able to apply a variety of descriptive linguistic tools to language data and linguistic theories to selected specialist areas of study within English Language and Linguistics, according to their areas of interest. They will learn to plan and manage a Research Project under supervision, undertaking independent research, including keeping track of relevant developments in the chosen field(s) and being able to set them in an appropriate context; they will be able to structure and communicate ideas effectively; gather, evaluate and organise information from multiple sources; and engage with other researchers by writing, debating, and delivering oral and written presentations. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Sample of work (e.g. English Essay) is required. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Scholarships & funding University of Stirling Postgraduate Merit Scholarship The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Master's course or £1,000 for part-time study. Delivery and assessment Teaching takes place in the form of small group tutorials, occasional lectures, and sometimes lab sessions, depending on the module taken. All modules offer close and careful supervision, but students are expected to take proper responsibility for their studies. Assessment is via module coursework and the dissertation. Each module is assessed by means of one assignment, some of which may involve practical research investigations. The most significant piece of work on the course will be a 15,000-word dissertation, written during the Summer under supervision. Modes of study Face-to-face, campus-based seminars and lectures; one-to-one guidance and supervision with tutors. Online content (in the form of study resources, lecture slides, discussion boards) is available via Succeed, the University of Stirling's chosen online learning environment. Strengths The English language grouping at Stirling (and staff in the cognate discipline of English Language Teaching in the Faculty of Social Sciences) offers between them a strong and varied set of expertise in linguistic topics, from Historical Linguistics to Evolutionary Linguistics and from Discourse Analysis to Corpus Linguistics. The breadth and range of topics make this an ideal introductory Master's to the subject of Linguistics. Career opportunities Postgraduate degrees in English Language and Linguistics are much sought-after by students across the world, providing a grounding in theories and methods essential for a range of research and teaching careers in disciplines including English Studies, Education, English as a Foreign Language and English for Specific Purposes. Students with postgraduate degrees in English Language and Linguistics are prized for their excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and their ability to analyse and synthesise information rapidly and accurately. They are generally very adaptable and go on to a wide range of careers in all sectors of the economy, such as: private and public sector management and research, marketing and advertising, government administration, journalism, banking and finance, speech therapy. Former graduates from the MLitt have gone on to, for instance, Linguistics Research (in the Healthcare sector) and further study in Speech Therapy (for which a Master's in Linguistics was a prerequisite). In a recent report, graduates of English were as likely (if not more) to be in professional or managerial jobs three to three and a half years after graduation than graduates in other subjects (including science and social science subjects). Almost fifty percent of English graduates pursue further education within three years of graduating from their undergraduate degree, often as a route to a professional career, such as teaching or law. Employability Your MLitt in English Language and Linguistics will provide you with important transferable skills which you will be able to make use of throughout your career. Our course will help you develop your oral and written communication skills so that you can engage in confident and informed debate with a range of audiences. You will be able to design, plan and manage your own independent research projects; you will develop your skills in collecting, analysing and interpreting information, and will be able to structure, contextualise and communicate your ideas and findings effectively. You will play an active part in our regular Language Research Group meetings, which discuss articles on important and controversial linguistic topics. You will have the opportunity to introduce articles of your choice to the group and will develop important skills in leading and managing open-ended discussions. Skills you can develop through this course An MLitt in English Language and Linguistics is acknowledged by potential employers as providing important skills, such as motivation, intelligence and the ability to meet deadlines. Although English is not a specifically vocational degree it offers a number of important transferable skills, such as the ability to write clearly, effectively, accurately and persuasively. Seminar discussion and oral presentations (required by many of our modules) help to develop your spoken communication skills. The critical and reflexive study of a variety of texts (literary and non-literary) teaches you how to analyse and interpret complex information and to apply abstract concepts and theories. Our criteria for assessment also require students to be able to synthesise conclusions, to assimilate existing research and to construct and defend an argument clearly and cogently. Throughout their degrees, our students are also trained to use library and bibliographic resources effectively and appropriately, to reference accurately, and to present their work professionally. All of these skills are essential to many kinds of work, which is why so many employers recognise the value of a MLitt in English Language and Linguistics. [-]