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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 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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Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

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 pro ... [+]

The Department of English offers a program of study leading to the M.A. degree in English and American Literature. Thesis and non-thesis options are available as well as a special concentration in the teaching of writing.

The program is enhanced by the library facilities in Washington, D.C., especially the Folger Shakespeare Library, where our students take advanced courses with nationally and internationally known scholars in the early modern period and in the long 18th century.

Specialized training is offered in the teaching of writing at the high school and/or college levels. This involves opportunities to work in specialized writing programs at Georgetown, one of which is committed to working with minority and working-class students and to work in many community outreach programs related to literacy and writing.... [-]

USA Washington
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Mercy College

Expand your horizons with a master's in English Literature A leading online literary program, Mercy's is one of the first masters in English literature to be offered full ... [+]

Will you pen the next great American novel? Or write a critically-acclaimed study of Danticat, Dante, or Hemingway? Or become a dedicated professor who inspires the next generation of college students?

Mercy College’s Master of Arts (MA) in English Literature program provides a strong foundation for students interested in these and other pursuits. Some of our MA graduates have gone on to Ph.D. programs, have continued into college teaching positions, or have gone on to earn advanced creative writing degrees. Numerous English teachers have earned the MA or graduate content credits through our program for purposes of (re)licensing, promotion, or simply to increase knowledge of their field.... [-]

USA Yorktown Heights USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2.5 - 6 years
Online
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Our Master's Degree program invites applicants who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Anglophone literature while sharpening their skills in close reading and ... [+]

Our Master's Degree program invites applicants who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Anglophone literature while sharpening their skills in close reading and incisive writing. In addition to a globally-informed knowledge of literary and cultural history, admitted students will acquire transferable skills in critical thinking, self-expression, cultural literacy, and cultural history. Over the course of our two-year program of study, students will work closely with English department faculty, develop relationships across the department’s graduate student community, and have the opportunity to engage in a long-form research and writing project, all while being immersed in the culturally rich capital of American political life.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of 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, litera ... [+]

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.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Georgia Southern University

The graduate program in English at Georgia Southern University prepares its students for a variety of careers and also for advanced doctoral work. Students who enroll in ... [+]

Program Overview

The graduate program in English at Georgia Southern University prepares its students for a variety of careers and also for advanced doctoral work. Students who enroll in the Master of Arts program in English enjoy the engaging atmosphere of graduate study and work closely with faculty members. These are published scholars whose specialties are as diverse as the courses within the program itself. The Center for Irish Studies, the Georgia Author Series, and the department’s annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Conference in nearby Savannah all provide added dimension to the graduate English program. Assistantships are available for qualified graduate students, who serve as teaching apprentices, editorial assistants for the department’s in-house Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, and in other roles that contribute to their professional development.... [-]

USA Statesboro
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Southern Denmark

Do you want to get a really thorough in-depth knowledge of the language the whole world uses when it comes to activity in business, technology, science... ... [+]

Do you want to get a really thorough in-depth knowledge of the language the whole world uses when it comes to activity in business, technology, science and culture across national boundaries? Do you want to learn about the historical, political, social and cultural contexts that involve language? Then you should choose the course in English at Odense.In line with internationalisation and the spread of the internet, there is a growing need for those with skills in English – in private business, too. It is, therefore, a myth that a degree in English is directed solely at future teaching at high school – a fact that is also evident in the revised syllabus for English at Odense. On the English course, you will get a chance to acquire specialist knowledge in a variety of self-chosen disciplines, allowing you course to be tailored to your particular needs and wishes.The degree in English at Odense provides an in-depth course in English language and culture with an emphasis on the United Kingdom, Ireland and USA but with reference both to cultures of the remainder of the English-speaking world such as South Africa, Canada and Australia and to the international language of our time.The course will give you the opportunity to develop your basic knowledge of English, both written and oral. You will acquire both a practical and a theoretical foundation, and this will allow you to become more closely acquainted with the culture of English-speaking countries. The course in English is an academic study... [-]

Denmark Odense
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of 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 Nort ... [+]

APPLICATION at UniTo for a.y. 2019-2020 is OPEN until April 14th 2019. Apply at https://apply.unito.it

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.... [-]

Italy Turin
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Education degree program prepares students to teach undergraduate courses at two-year or four-year ... [+]

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Education degree program prepares students to teach undergraduate courses at two-year or four-year higher learning institutions for both campus and online modalities.

Offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this program is an excellent opportunity for those who have a passion for writing and literature and aspire to share their passion with learners through teaching. Students will gain advanced training in the field of English to make a difference in the undergraduate classroom. Core competencies of this program include pedagogy at the university level, teaching, writing, and literature, practice of professional writing and theories of writing and rhetoric. With a liberal arts foundation, this program surveys research-based pedagogical practices, such as strategic and collaborative curriculum design, diverse adult learning theories and incorporating technology into a distance learning environment. The program moves on to develop students into educational leaders who are skilled to implement these practices for impacting students outcomes.... [-]

USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Online
Cardiff Metropolitan University

MA English Literature and Creative Writing is a rewarding taught degree taught by published writers and researchers. The course is aimed to support you while you develop ... [+]

Course Overview

MA English Literature and Creative Writing is a rewarding taught degree taught by published writers and researchers. The course is aimed to support you while you develop and hone your creative and critical writing skills across the fields of fiction, creative non-fiction, script and poetry. You can take our MA for professional development purposes, in order to enhance your career and to prepare your writing for publication. The MA will also help you specialise in the areas of creative practice in order to pave the way for doctoral study.

We have expertise across a number of fields and our academic community is vibrant and dynamic with strong industry links.

One of the great strengths of the programme is its flexibility. MA English Literature and Creative Writing can be studied either full or part-time. Modules can be taken individually, allowing you to control the pace and depth of your postgraduate study. Programme delivery is enhanced by the University's commitment to e-learning.... [-]

United Kingdom Cardiff
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

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

MA in English (Research or Coursework)

Students accepted for this course are required to research, write and present a full dissertation (approx 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.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master’s Degree must be approved by the Chairperson of the Department.

Contact details

Name: Prof Karen Scherzinger Tel: 011 559 2493 / Email: kscherzinger@uj.ac.za

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South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Nicosia

To provide students with a strong professional foundation for developing practical teaching skills in relation to TESOL; to further students’ understanding of English lan ... [+]

Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Distance Learning Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

General Objectives

To provide students with a strong professional foundation for developing practical teaching skills in relation to TESOL; to further students’ understanding of English language teaching.

Specific Objectives

To develop in the student an understanding of a range of disciplines and areas of professional activity which underpin the field of TESOL and constitute its focus and its concerns; To provide students with a solid theoretical foundation and the necessary professional skills in TESOL; To equip the students with the linguistic knowledge, cultural understanding, and pedagogical training essential to the various aspects of TESOL; To provide theoretical and/or practical support for actual situations within the language classroom, To develop students’ skills in critical reading and the ability to design a research project, To provide the theoretical and/or practical basis required for the study of a doctoral degree. Career Prospects ... [-]
Cyprus Nicosia
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Online
University of Education Freiburg

E-LINGO is a part-time two-year post-graduate blended-learning master's program leading to a qualification in the teaching of English to young learners. The E-LINGO maste ... [+]

E-LINGO is a part-time two-year post-graduate blended-learning master's program leading to a qualification in the teaching of English to young learners. The E-LINGO master's award also gives access to degree courses in teacher education and research at university level.

What makes E-LINGO special?

E-LINGO is a well-established master's program, which has successfully qualified teachers of English for young learners for more than a decade. It has received excellent reviews and has been used as a model for other blended-learning teacher qualification courses.

Acknowledges your work experience

Previous work experience is one of the entry requirements and makes up 60 of the 240 credit points necessary to start the MA program.... [-]

Germany Freiburg
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Part-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
Ramkhamhaeng University Institute of International Studies

The Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University, offers the Master of Arts Program in Communicative English from June 2008. It provides individuals with a ... [+]

MA in Communicative EnglishThis international program is offered in Bangkok.The Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University, offers the Master of Arts Program in Communicative English from June 2008. It provides individuals with advanced academic work in the functional aspects of communication and English language. Nowadays, every sector faces the impact of globalization. To understand and adapt to the global transaction environment will be the key to executive success in operations of non-profit and for-profit organizations. This new program provides the individual with general competencies for overall knowledge in communication as well as an ability to function effectively in a multicultural and rapidly changing global arena. Students will develop skills in collecting, analyzing, and interpret data, as well as conceptualizing, evaluating, and implementing solutions necessary in addressing complex problems.Individuals with a Bachelor degree in arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, education, business and others from accredited schools are encouraged to apply.... [-]

Thailand Bangkok Chiang Mai Hat Yai Nakhon Pathom  + 1 More
June 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Charles University Faculty of Arts

The graduates of this MA program will have mastered spoken English as well as specialized English in philology and other disciplines within the humanities and will have a ... [+]

The graduates of this MA program will have mastered spoken English as well as specialized English in philology and other disciplines within the humanities and will have a comprehensive knowledge of the theory, methodology and practical applications of English linguistics. The graduates will have a wide range of employment possibilities in all areas where university education combined with excellent knowledge of English, communicative, decision-making and information-processing skills and flexibility are required. The most promising graduates continue with their studies in postgraduate programs in the Czech Republic or abroad.

Combinations: single or double honors; may be combined with any other subject to which the double-honors NMgr. program also applies.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
BRAC University

The curriculum of the MA in English (Literature and ELT & Applied Linguistics) is designed for persons holding a bachelor’s degree in English or a related field who w ... [+]

MA IN ENGLISH

Introduction

English is now the most dominant language in the world and there is a renewed emphasis given on the teaching and learning of English in most countries of the world, and Bangladesh is no exception. People from all walks of life acknowledge the need to deepen their knowledge of English and to raise their proficiency in using it for a wide range of purposes.

The Department of English and Humanities at BRACU has been concentrating on a course of studies that combines literature teaching with language, as well as media and cultural studies, in its undergraduate program. The same approach is followed in our MA program, thus distinguishing it from other MA programs offered elsewhere.... [-]

Bangladesh Dhaka
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus