MASTER IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
This programme, 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. The objectives of the programme include an in-depth understanding of the multifacetedness of contemporary English studies; increased awareness of key debates in contemporary linguistics and literary studies; and the ability to carry out independent research. There are overall 15 study places available for international students.
During their studies, the students will specialize in the English language and culture or English literature and culture. In the English language and culture studies, the focus is on language contact, language variation and change, pragmatics, bilingualism, and using digital resources and tools to understand the role of English in the world today. In literary and cultural studies, the department's areas of strength include postcolonial and ethnic literature, American literature, popular fiction, and contemporary fiction.
ADMISSION CRITERIA (2019 INTAKE)
Admission criteria for the 2020 intake will be confirmed in August 2019.
Eligible applicants must have:
- a Bachelor's (or Master's) degree in the area of English Language and Literature, English Linguistics or English Translation AND
- sufficient English proficiency
Minimum requirements for the language skills verified through the official language tests are as follows:
- IELTS (Academic): 7.0 (6.5 in writing)
- TOEFL iBT: 100/24 in writing
- PTE (Academic): 68
- C1 Advanced: 185/176 in writing
- C2 Proficiency: 185/176 in writing
All applicants will be assessed and placed in the rank order on the basis of the following criteria, each graded from 0 to 5:
- overall language test result (20 %)
- writing test result (20 %)
- academic performance (40 %)
- motivation letter (20 %).
To be eligible to the programme, all assessed items must meet the criteria for academic excellency and suitability to the programme.
The candidates for scholarships are placed in the rank order on the basis of the criteria above.
The application period has ended on 31 January 2019. The next application period will begin in late 2019 (dates to be confirmed).
TUITION FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
There is a tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students (currently, 8000 euros per year). Scholarships covering 80–100 % of the tuition fee are available and can be applied during the online application process. For further information, see www.uef.fi/en/web/admissions/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.
Should you have any other specific queries concerning the programme, please contact Coordinator Juuso Loikkanen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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