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19 Master of Art Programs 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 an… Read more

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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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in English Literature and Culture is an academic humanities degree with a socially relevant focus. We offer you academic excellence with transferable skills, with the r ... +

The MA in English Literature and Culture is an academic humanities degree with a socially relevant focus. We offer you academic excellence with transferable skills, with the resources of a large research university but with small classes (typically 10-15 students), in a friendly ambiance that contributes to our positive student feedback. Our staff has received their doctorates from a mix of Dutch universities and international institutions (Oxford, Cambridge, Toronto, Edinburgh). -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

In the Master’s Programme in English Studies at the University of Helsinki, you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language ... +

In the Master’s Programme in English Studies at the University of Helsinki, 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. You can take courses in all three areas or just focus on one of them. Up to 25 elective courses are offered each academic year as well as research seminars that will support you in writing your Master’s thesis. You can also combine modules from other programmes at the Faculty of Arts to your degree, for example, Digital Humanities and Literary Studies. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2022
05 Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Finland

This program, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguistic pers ... +

This program, 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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Lund University
Lund, Sweden

The aim of this Master’s programme is to strengthen the student’s historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of relations between literature, culture and modern media. ... +

The aim of this Master’s programme is to strengthen the student’s historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of relations between literature, culture and modern media. Consequently, the literary text is studied from an intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective. The student can choose between a specialisation in Children's and Adolescent, English, French, General, German, Russian, Spanish, or Yiddish literature, and in Scandinavian studies. The tuition consists of compulsory courses taught in English and individually selected courses taught within the various language orientations. The programme serves as preparation either for further academic studies or for a professional career related to the field of literature, culture and media. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

In this program, students become proficient in understanding and producing academic and media-oriented publications in the fields of English literature, socio-cultural history ... +

In this program, students become proficient in understanding and producing academic and media-oriented publications in the fields of English literature, socio-cultural history of the English language-based cultures (especially Great Britain, Ireland, Canada and Australia), applied and theoretical linguistics, mediating in English and their native language in specialised cultural, economic and political areas, teaching and transmitting knowledge concerning English literature and linguistics, and English language-based cultures and societies. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
06 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Karoli Gaspar University
Budapest, Hungary

The objective of the two-year program is to acquaint students with a broadly defined concept of English literary culture, including its history, major trends, critical schools ... +

The objective of the two-year program is to acquaint students with a broadly defined concept of English literary culture, including its history, major trends, critical schools and, of course, its most representative works and authors. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of English
Hong Kong

PolyU climbs to 75th in the QS World University Ranking 2021 and 45th in Linguistics in QS World University Ranking by Subject 2020. This MA programme aims to provide students ... +

PolyU climbs to 75th in the QS World University Ranking 2021 and 45th in Linguistics in QS World University Ranking by Subject 2020. This MA programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive and critical understanding of the theory and practice of English in educational and professional contexts. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
30 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Campbellsville University Online
Campbellsville, USA

The online master’s of teaching middle grades from Campbellsville University was designed for those who wish to transition into a teaching career and already have a bachelor’s ... +

The online master’s of teaching middle grades from Campbellsville University was designed for those who wish to transition into a teaching career and already have a bachelor’s degree in English. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 18 months
English
Aug 2021
Online
 
University of Pécs
Pécs, Hungary

The goal of the degree program is to train experts in the field of English Studies who have sound theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge of the English language a ... +

The goal of the degree program is to train experts in the field of English Studies who have sound theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge of the English language and can apply such knowledge in practice. They have thorough knowledge and understanding of the literature, culture and the social and political systems of English-speaking countries, including Great Britain, Ireland and Canada, the major trends and research fields of modern theoretical and applied linguistics and their results that mainly apply to the English language. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Yasar University
Izmir, Turkey

Yaşar University, Graduate School of Social Sciences offers an interdisciplinary M.A. program in English Language and Literature. The program, enriched by electives, offers ar ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Arts
Prague, Czech Republic

Logic is a theoretical programme which relies on mathematical methods and which can be applied in mathematics, computation and specific fields of philosophy. Logic has also co ... +

Logic is a theoretical programme which relies on mathematical methods and which can be applied in mathematics, computation and specific fields of philosophy. Logic has also connections to linguistics and law theory. In general, graduates can be employed in all areas which deal with formal and quantitative methods and rely on critical analysis of problems, often in formalized environments (software or legal companies, government or educational institutions). Graduates can continue in a doctoral programme (PhD) in logic. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
University of Nottingham Malaysia
Semenyih, Malaysia

This degree is particularly relevant to students who are keen to develop creative writing skills in a professional capacity. However, it also includes selections from modules ... +

This degree is particularly relevant to students who are keen to develop creative writing skills in a professional capacity. However, it also includes selections from modules in English language and literature, which compliment any career path within the larger field of English studies. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English (UK)
Campus
 
University of Turin
Turin, Italy

The 2-year MA programme (Laurea Magistrale) in English and American Studies at the University of Torino is a graduate programme in the humanities focusing on English and North ... +

The 2-year MA programme (Laurea Magistrale) in English and American Studies at the University of Torino is a graduate programme in the humanities focusing on English and North American language/linguistics, literature and cultures, analysed in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
International Black Sea University
Tbilisi, Georgia

Undoubtedly, MA English Philology Program will help to create an international environment at International Black Sea University, and thinking more globally, will contribute t ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, USA

The MA in English is particularly suitable for students who wish to go on to doctoral work, pursue professional training of various kinds, or engage in other creative activiti ... +

The MA in English is particularly suitable for students who wish to go on to doctoral work, pursue professional training of various kinds, or engage in other creative activities. It is open to students with an undergraduate major in English, a liberal arts background, or a teacher education degree. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus