MA Programs in English Studies

Compare 18 Masters of Arts in English Studies

An MA or Master of Arts is typically a one-to-two-year graduate degree in a focused field of study within the humanities or social sciences.

What is an MA in English Studies? Students who pursue this advanced degree may expect to encounter a variety of coursework, including the study of literature written in English, English as a second language, linguistics, the history of the English language and possibly even comparative literature and mythology. Some programs may include coursework that focuses on pedagogy, that is, the teaching of English and language arts.

An MA in English Studies is valuable in that it may yield a variety of skills that are transferable to many careers. You will likely improve your communication and especially your writing skills, your critical thinking skills and your ability to understand and explain history and culture. While these skills and this knowledge set is useful in many careers, it is also useful in life.

The cost of a program that offers an MA in English Studies can vary widely depending on the specific program. Since cost is a factor for many students, this is something you likely want to investigate when looking at various programs.

An MA in English Studies may support you in a variety of career choices. Many choose this degree because they want to work as educators, but it’s also useful for those interested in becoming writers, attorneys and business owners. Because the skills gleaned from a Master of Arts are applicable to many careers, there are many viable options available, including the pursuit of a doctoral degree.

Because advanced degrees in English are so flexible, they tend to be popular. This means you have many options for pursuing an MA in English Studies online and on campuses around the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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MA in English Studies

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Erlangen Nuremberg + 1 more

The idiomatic element of language: construction grammar, valency theory, research on collocation and idiomaticity. [+]

Contents of the degree programme

The FAU Master of Arts English Studies is a degree programme with a focus on research. It offers an in-depth study of the English language and the literature and cultures of Great Britain and Ireland (as well as other English speaking countries). The course of study is modularised and encourages a specialisation in one of the two following fields:

Specialisation Culture and Literature

Introductory module: Culture / Linguistics / Literature Elective module Core module: Culture / Linguistics / Literature Master’s module Wildcard Master’s thesis

Specialisation Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

The idiomatic element of language: construction grammar, valency theory, research on collocation and idiomaticity Foreign language teaching: lexicography, grammar, contrastive linguistics, speech perception and production, literacy development, bilingualism and bilingual education First and second language acquisition and research on learner language Corpus linguistics The English language: history and variation ... [-]

Master in English Studies

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, literature in English, and the teaching of English. Upon graduation, you will have an excellent command of the English language. By working in a stimulating environment with accomplished researchers and teachers, you will also develop other skills needed in your future careers, such as skills in presentation, independent and group work, and project management. [+]

How did Eng­lish Be­come a World Lan­guage?

The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, literature in English, and the teaching of English. Upon graduation, you will have an excellent command of the English language. By working in a stimulating environment with accomplished researchers and teachers, you will also develop other skills needed in your future careers, such as skills in presentation, independent and group work, and project management.

Goal of the pro­gramme

The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, literature in English, and the teaching of English. Upon graduation, you will have an excellent command of the English language. By working in a stimulating environment with accomplished researchers and teachers, you will also develop other skills needed in your future careers, such as skills in presentation, independent and group work, and project management.... [-]


MA in English Language and Linguistics

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The English Language and Linguistics MA aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives: theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic. [+]

The English Language and Linguistics MA aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives: theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic. It will enable you to understand and evaluate critically a wide spectrum of ideas put forward in the study of the English language (particularly in connection with linguistic variation in terms of space, time, communicative context and linguistic contact) and will equip you with the intellectual perspectives and the scholarly skills that will prepare you to conduct independent research.

Course content

The English Language and Linguistics MA is suitable for students who have taken English language and/or linguistics modules at an undergraduate level, and others who have taken allied disciplines such as psychology, philosophy or TESOL. It is of particular interest to those wishing to pursue further study and those teaching English who wish to gain a further qualification and investigate recent and current developments in the field.... [-]


MA in English Language and Literature

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

The English Language and Literature MA aims to allow you to explore the interconnections between language and literature. It will provide you with a thorough understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives (theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic), as well as leading you to explore a wide array of texts in connection with the social, historical and political circumstances from which they emerge. [+]

The English Language and Literature MA aims to allow you to explore the interconnections between language and literature. It will provide you with a thorough understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives (theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic), as well as leading you to explore a wide array of texts in connection with the social, historical and political circumstances from which they emerge. Furthermore, the MA will equip you with the intellectual perspectives and the scholarly skills that will prepare you to conduct independent research.

Course content

The MA is suitable for students who have taken English language and/or literature modules at an undergraduate level, and others who have taken allied disciplines such as TESOL. It is of particular interest to those wishing to pursue further study and those teaching English who wish to gain a further qualification and investigate recent and current developments in the field.... [-]


MA in English Literature and Culture

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months February 2019 Netherlands Groningen

Literary study is socially relevant: from the medieval to the modern, it maps the forces which divide and unite people. The themes of conflict and co-operation are at the core of the Master's track in English Literature and Culture, a programme that allows students a broad choice from a range of modules drawing on the full historical and geographical sweep of English literature. [+]

Literary study is socially relevant: from the medieval to the modern, it maps the forces which divide and unite people. The themes of conflict and co-operation are at the core of the Master's track in English Literature and Culture, a programme that allows students a broad choice from a range of modules drawing on the full historical and geographical sweep of English literature.

It is a key tenet of the track that the academic study of English literature can be used to reflect on the ways that people - as individuals and as groups - interact with one another and that it provides a catalyst for insight into contemporary social debates. Literature captures the separation and the solidarity of its writers and audiences in a manner particular to itself: it is a multidisciplinary practice that is as various as the texts it studies. The programme's core themes of conflict and co-operation take their inspiration from the Dutch National Research Agenda which was established by a coalition of academic and business organisations (including the Confederation of Netherlands Industry & Employers, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). It is also linked to sustainable society, a research priority of the university.... [-]


Master of Arts in English and American Studies (EAS)

University of Turin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Turin

The 2-year MA program (Laurea Magistrale) in English and American Studies at the University of Torino is a graduate program in the humanities focusing on English and North American language/linguistics, literature and cultures, analyzed in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. [+]

The 2-year MA program (Laurea magistrale) in English and American Studies at the University of Torino is a graduate program in the humanities focusing on English and North American language/linguistics, pieces of literature and cultures, analyzed in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.

Fully taught in English, the program prepares graduates who are professionally competent in English and have acquired an in-depth understanding of literature and cultures in English – i.e. British, North-American and postcolonial – as well as aspects of the history-shaping those cultures.

This program is part of the graduate degree program (“Laurea magistrale”) in Lingue e Letterature Moderne (LM-37).... [-]


Master of Education in English and Master of Arts

Millersville University
Campus September 2018 USA Millersville

Millersville University Department of English educates graduate students whose refined research, analytical, and writing skills enable them to advance into doctoral programs or other professional endeavors. [+]

Master of Arts and Master of Education in English

Millersville University Department of English educates graduate students whose refined research, analytical, and writing skills enable them to advance into doctoral programs or other professional endeavors. The Millersville English Department offers two graduate degrees, the Master of Arts and the Masters of Education. In addition, the department provides a curriculum that leads to Certification for students who wish to become teachers, but who do not have a degree in education or in English.

The English M.A. program features courses that emphasize the history of literature and language. The English M.Ed. combines courses in language and literature with educational psychology and pedagogy. Students enrolled in either program may enhance their educations with independent study projects and with a master's thesis.... [-]


MA in Language and Linguistics, English

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Languages and Linguistics at the Master’s level. You will have access to the most modern resources for research and education. [+]

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Languages and Linguistics at Master’s level. At the Centre for Languages and Literature, you will have access to the most modern resources for research and education.

You will study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation, such as English, French, German, Greek, Modern Greek, Latin, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish/Scandinavian Languages, Rhetoric, Cognitive Semiotics, Phonetics and General Linguistics.

All Master's students partake in the obligatory courses common to all specialisations while simultaneously deepening their knowledge in their specialisations’ own courses. The programme thus combines a broad and sound base in advanced linguistics with an expertise in your own specialisation.... [-]


MA in Literature – Culture – Media, English Literature

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The aim of this Master's programme is to strengthen your historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of relations between literature, culture and modern media. You can choose between several specialisations. [+]

Programme overview

The aim of this programme is to strengthen students' historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of relations between literature, culture and modern media. Students can choose between a specialisation in English, French, General, German, Russian, Spanish or Yiddish Literature, or Scandinavian Studies. There are theoretical courses focused on aesthetic and cultural topics of a general nature, as well as courses focused on specific literary genres, themes or historical periods. Critical attention is also given to the many forms in which literature enters the media and the public arena in contemporary society. The final examination takes the form of a Master’s thesis.... [-]


Master of Arts in English Philology

International Black Sea University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Georgia Tbilisi

Undoubtedly, MA English Philology Program will help to create an international environment at International Black Sea University, and thinking more globally, will contribute to nurturing responsible citizens with correct perceptions of the modern world. [+]

English has long established itself as a lingua franca at international business, political and cultural arena, hence its importance has never been wasted in recent years. Quite the contrary, knowledge of English has become a matter of survival in today’s world. Accordingly, the role of English language philologists has been granted vital importance in the process of cultural, political and economic homogenization between the nations of the civilized world.

The English language is particularly important for Georgia as the country is seeking closer partnership with states whose major communication language is English; hence the knowledge of English could be decisive in many respects, be it cultural, social, economic or political spheres. At an individual level mastering English could mean better educational opportunities, higher chances of employment nationally, as well as internationally. In a broader, national sense, knowledge of English by wider population could mean improved conditions for integration with the civilized world.... [-]


Master of Arts in English Language Arts

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Hong Kong

This programme supports teachers in specific areas of the new language arts curriculum as well as business professionals who use language arts, such as trainers and coaches. It is recognised by the Education Bureau (EDB) of the HKSAR Government for the Language Proficiency Requirement. [+]

The aim of this programme is to develop graduates capable of making an immediate contribution to education or business. This programme provides:

subjects which reflect current trends and demands on language teachers and business trainers in Hong Kong opportunities to learn new concepts in English language and language arts studies, such as literature, media, popular culture, drama, spoken language arts (choral poetry reading, debating) and language learning/teaching innovative approaches to language studies and language arts which reflect the literacy and language of the present Hong Kong community insights into linguistic and educational issues related to using the English Language Arts opportunities to reflect on and relate recent trends in the English Language Arts to students’ own experience and practice a critical perspective designed to equip students for the challenges of teaching and working environments in which visual, civic, cultural and technological literacies are important Professional Recognition ... [-]

Master of Arts in English Language Studies

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong

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.... [-]


Master of Arts in English Studies

Adekunle Ajasin University
Campus Full time Part time March 2019 Nigeria Nigeria Online

M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes in English Studies with the following specializations: Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Language); Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Literature); Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D ) English (Language); Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) English (Literature). [+]

FACULTY OF ARTS

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES

M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes in English Studies with the following specializations:

Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Language) Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Literature) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D ) English (Language). Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) English (Literature). Admission Requirements:

Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree

Candidates for admission into the M.A. degree programme in English (Language or Literature) must possess an honours degree in English (that is, not lower than Second Class (Honours) Lower Division) obtained from either Adekunle Ajasin University or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University.... [-]


Master of Arts in English

Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA USA Online

The Master of Arts in English is designed to provide broad general knowledge of literature and language as well as knowledge of principles and techniques of the field. [+]

Master of Arts in English

The online Master of Arts program in English, offered by the Department of English, is the same as the onsite program with a different mode of delivery (electronic vs. face-to-face). The requirements for the MA online will be the same as for on-campus students. The application process is the same. Admitted MA students may take courses either online or face to face.

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in English is designed to provide broad general knowledge of literature and language as well as knowledge of principles and techniques of the field. Through dedicated study and our Professional Development curriculum, we help our students develop and demonstrate essential communication skills. Students seeking the Master of Arts in English must complete 36 semester hours of study, including the following requirements:... [-]


MA in English Language and Literature

Yasar University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey Izmir

Yaşar University, Graduate School of Social Sciences offers an interdisciplinary M.A. program in English Language and Literature. The program, enriched by electives, offers areas of study not only for the majors of English Language and Literature but also for the graduates of other branches of social sciences such as “film studies,” “media and public relations,” “international relations” provided that after the entrance exam the candidates complete some undergraduate courses within a year and choose their thesis topics from the related area. [+]

Tuition: English

Yaşar University, Graduate School of Social Sciences offers an interdisciplinary M.A. program in English Language and Literature. The program, enriched by electives, offers areas of study not only for the majors of English Language and Literature but also for the graduates of other branches of social sciences such as “film studies,” “media and public relations,” “international relations” provided that after the entrance exam the candidates complete some undergraduate courses within a year and choose their thesis topics from the related area.

The program, because of its interdisciplinary character consists of courses ranging from English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, Cultural Studies to Film Studies.... [-]