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An MA (Master of Arts) postgraduate degree gives students the opportunity to study various fields of humanities. This includes philosophy, history, fine arts, and language. An MA in English is a great option for both local and international students. What is an MA in English? Many programs allow students to tailor the courses according to their preferences. Those wishing to apply for an MA often… Read more

An MA (Master of Arts) postgraduate degree gives students the opportunity to study various fields of humanities. This includes philosophy, history, fine arts, and language. An MA in English is a great option for both local and international students.

What is an MA in English? Many programs allow students to tailor the courses according to their preferences. Those wishing to apply for an MA often need a BA in English, and international students need high scores on English language tests. Major courses may include an in-depth look at English texts, study of world Englishes, as well as historical, political, and cultural contexts of English. Some programs even consist of focused internships and apprenticeships for those seeking careers in a specific field.

English exists as today’s lingua franca. Because the language is spoken around the world and used frequently worldwide in the fields of business, technology, and science, international students have the opportunity to gain a thorough knowledge of English that opens the door to many different careers. An MA can also help people who are already employed to advance in their careers or receive a raise.

The cost of an MA program varies greatly based on the institution and the country hosting the classes. Students should research and contact specific schools for detailed information about the price.

Most people assume that becoming a high school teacher is the only future career for someone with an MA in English. While teaching is certainly an option, many other career opportunities are out there. People can choose to get involved in search engine marketing, content marketing, copywriting, journalism, technical writing, news reporting, and more. Those with an MA can also opt to move on to further education to attain a PhD.  

Students all over the world can have the same opportunities for higher education by taking online courses. Taking classes through the Internet also makes it possible for workers and caregivers to obtain an MA with flexible scheduling. You can use our database to find an institution that offers what you need. 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 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
Campus
 
Unicaf University (ZM)
Lusaka, Zambia

The Programme has been developed to provide students with outstanding postgraduate experience in the field of English Language and Literature. MA English Language and Literatu ... +

The Programme has been developed to provide students with outstanding postgraduate experience in the field of English Language and Literature. MA English Language and Literature offers a varied and distinctive range of areas of study, including contemporary literary studies, critical and cultural theory, gender, memory, trauma, and postcolonial studies. It provides students with a range of transferable skills to meet the requirements of the professional workplace and prepares them for further study at PhD level. The MA in English Language and Literature focuses on narratives in relation to their literary and cultural contexts. Students will study a number of different works by a variety of authors, written in a range of historical periods. The degree combines literary theory, reading comprehension and critique, language and philology. It allows students to develop advanced written skills, analytical abilities and an understanding of how to compose a successful narrative. These skills prepare graduates for employment in a range of fields and create a strong foundation for further academic pursuits. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
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
Campus
 

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University of Akron Online
Akron, USA

The Master of Arts in English provides students with strong practical and theoretical grounding as you prepare to move forward into careers or into graduate and professional s ... +

The Master of Arts in English provides students with strong practical and theoretical grounding as you prepare to move forward into careers or into graduate and professional school. In this program, you will find faculty who are accessible and eager to work with students to help you develop papers for publication in refereed journals, create proposals for presentation at regional and national conferences, and prepare a curriculum for use in your own teaching. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of English and Communication
Hong Kong

PolyU climbs to 66th in the QS World University Ranking 2022 and 55th in Linguistics in QS World University Ranking by Subject 2022. This MA programme aims to provide students ... +

PolyU climbs to 66th in the QS World University Ranking 2022 and 55th in Linguistics in QS World University Ranking by Subject 2022. 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
29 Aug 2022
Campus
 
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

The English M.A. program at Georgetown is dynamic, innovative, and committed to offering students a breadth of choice and a variety of opportunities for scholarly and professi ... +

The English M.A. program at Georgetown is dynamic, innovative, and committed to offering students a breadth of choice and a variety of opportunities for scholarly and professional specialization and development. We welcome applications from students intending to pursue a Ph.D. elsewhere after completing an M.A. at Georgetown, as we do from those aspiring to careers in writing, editing, teaching, and many other fields requiring advanced skills in written communication, critical analysis, and research. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark

English Studies is a two-year full-time MA program that aims to train students to investigate and answer such questions by broadening their knowledge of the English-speaking w ... +

English Studies is a two-year full-time MA program that aims to train students to investigate and answer such questions by broadening their knowledge of the English-speaking world and its cultures as well as by developing their theoretical and methodological skills and communicative competences so as to be able to disseminate their knowledge to non-experts. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Campbellsville University Online
Campbellsville, USA

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Campbellsville University's online Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader program prepare ... +

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Campbellsville University's online Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader program prepares working teachers to become leaders in the education community. Through a curriculum strongly focused on Christian principles and ethical practices, teachers gain the technical skills they need for leadership success. -
MA
Part-time
English
Aug 2022
Online
 
North Dakota State University - Graduate School
Fargo, USA

Our program encourages individuality and collaboration as it prepares candidates for academic and non-academic careers. Graduates have gone on to top-tier Ph.D. programs or op ... +

Our program encourages individuality and collaboration as it prepares candidates for academic and non-academic careers. Graduates have gone on to top-tier Ph.D. programs or opted to work in industry or for national and local nonprofits. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Texas Arlington
Arlington, USA

The MA in English is designed to enable students to learn about, critique, and work in teaching, research, writing, or other fields that value a strong grounding in language, ... +

The MA in English is designed to enable students to learn about, critique, and work in teaching, research, writing, or other fields that value a strong grounding in language, literature, rhetoric, and the study of culture through texts. -
MA
Full-time
18 - 24 months
English
Dec 2022
Campus
 
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, USA

Lehigh University's Department of English offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, with an emphasis on Literature and Social Justice. Full-time students are funded with a generous stipe ... +

Lehigh University's Department of English offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, with an emphasis on Literature and Social Justice. Full-time students are funded with a generous stipend and tuition scholarship, they teach in the first-year writing program, and they receive training in research and pedagogy. Our master’s degree provides a breadth of knowledge in literary study, and students benefit from a two-year curriculum with the flexibility to pursue a number of possible graduate certificates. -
MA
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
St Cloud State University
St. Cloud, USA

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program will prepare you to teach students in the United States and throughout the world. A campus-wide focus on cultural diversit ... +

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program will prepare you to teach students in the United States and throughout the world. A campus-wide focus on cultural diversity will introduce you to a community of learners in a local context. You will learn the intricacies of linguistics and teaching from specialists who have lived, worked and taught throughout the world. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
English
Campus
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

Students accepted for this course are required to research, write and present a full dissertation (approximately 120 pages), under the guidance of a supervisor. The Department ... +

Students accepted for this course are required to research, write and present a full dissertation (approximately 120 pages), under the guidance of a supervisor. The Department is able to supervise topics in most areas under the general ambit of English studies, including South African literary Studies and Post Colonialism; Text Editing; Medieval, Renaissance, and Romantic Studies; and Contemporary Fiction. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Our distinctive, well-established, and popular MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed for those with less than one year’s language teaching exp ... +

Our distinctive, well-established, and popular MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed for those with less than one year’s language teaching experience. We explore different approaches to the teaching and learning of English and study the close relationship between language teaching theory and practice. The programme encourages you to use the concepts and theories that you encounter during your course of study in your own classroom. It is a set of interactive course materials to complete in part-time, self-study mode over a period of at least 30 months. We also offer a full-time, on-campus programme over one year. -
MA
Part-time
30 months
English
Oct 2022
01 Sep 2022
Online
 
Charles University Faculty of Education
Prague, Czech Republic

The study program follows on from the bachelor's study program Music Education with a focus on education. The aim of the study program is to provide its graduates with a compr ... +

The study program follows on from the bachelor's study program Music Education with a focus on education. The aim of the study program is to provide its graduates with a comprehensive master's degree, which will prepare them for the profession of music teacher at the 2nd level of primary and secondary schools. The study program takes into account the proportionality of the cognitive, didactic, and pedagogical-psychological components of the training, while the field knowledge gained in the bachelor's degree is further systematized and applied in the field of didactics and professional subjects closely related to it. Graduates of the study program are competent to independently create school educational programs in the educational field of Arts and Culture. They are ready to teach music education with all its aspects in the field of knowledge and skills. The study program builds on creative activities in the field of music education and its didactics. The field component is focused on a deeper understanding of music education issues, which is reflected in the teaching of music education in primary and secondary schools. Musical phenomena and concepts are presented in a broader context and relationships between different types of science and art. The music didactic component is based on the knowledge gained in music pedagogical research and on best practices verified in practice. The music theory and pedagogical component can then be deepened in a doctoral study program, e.g. Music Theory and Pedagogy. The study program in the major plan respects the balance of subject, didactic and pedagogical-psychological components of training according to the standards of teacher training of the Ministry of Education. Pedagogical-psychological training includes subjects of pedagogy, psychology, and special pedagogy, including pedagogical-psychological practice. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2022
Campus