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A master’s degree program is intended for students that have already completed their undergraduate studies but still wish to continue developing academic skills. These programs typically require one or two more years of full-time study. To graduate, students usually must complete a final project that demonstrates competency with course material.

So what is a Master in English Studies? It is a degree program that furthers the understanding of the English language and its impact. Topics of study often include in-depth analysis of the origins and etymology of the language as well as its global impact. Students may learn about dominant Western cultures that have adopted English and the way it has influenced modern business, politics, law and the arts. Much of the coursework may include critical reading and writing exercises.

While performing research, students develop their analytical and critical thinking skills. They are taught to consider sources of information and evaluate nuances of meaning and authenticity. Students can become much better writers and improve their public speaking skills as they develop techniques for informing and persuading audiences.

Tuition costs depend on the institution. Those interested should contact the admissions departments of universities under consideration. Students are also encouraged to budget for travel and living expenses while attending college.

After finishing one of these programs, graduates can enter the workforce prepared for jobs that require clear communication. Many become educators and have options at different levels of public and private education. Graduates may write professionally as contributors in recurring publications or as freelance journalists. Some even focus on creating their own pieces of literature. Advertising firms may also hire these professionals to work in marketing.

To find the right program, it is important to consider as many options as possible. You may benefit from online colleges that are flexible to overcome geographic limitations. These programs often provide an excellent value. 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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7 Results in English Studies

Masaryk University Faculty of Arts

This degree study programme is divided into two tracks: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and Literary and Cultural Studies. Each student chooses one track and the focu ... [+]

This degree study programme is divided into two tracks: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and Literary and Cultural Studies. Each student chooses one track and the focus of their studies is in that track. All students must complete three type A/required courses. The remainder of the programme consists of type B/selective and type C/elective courses that the student chooses based on the track chosen.

The student then writes a Master’s thesis based on the track and relevant coursework. With the exception of some courses in translation, all teaching, coursework, and exams in this study programme are carried out in the English language.

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Czech Republic Brno
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Tiffin University

The Master of Humanities program already has a variety of English courses. Any 18 hours in English, with the exception of ENG501, will count toward the concentration. ... [+]

Master of Humanities English

A rationale for an English concentration is almost self-evident. Students have requested the concentration and many from this program have applied to adjunct positions in English only to be told that they need 18 hours or a degree or concentration in the field.

The Master of Humanities program already has a variety of English courses. Any 18 hours in English, with the exception of ENG501, will count toward the concentration. Since Film/Cinema Studies uses literary theory in analysis, courses in Film (CUL530, Cult and Independent Films and CUL532, Documentary Films), can also be applied to the concentration. The British History sequence gives a basis for the development of English language, literature, and ideas.... [-]

USA Tiffin
September 2019
Part-time
Online
Universidade da Coruña

The Inter-university Master in Advanced English Studies and its Applications (iMAES), run by the Universities of A Coruña (UDC), Santiago de Compostela (USC) and Vigo (UV ... [+]

Introduction

The Inter-university Master in Advanced English Studies and its Applications (iMAES), run by the Universities of A Coruña (UDC), Santiago de Compostela (USC) and Vigo (UVigo), is an accredited programme which meets the high standards of excellence of the European System of Higher Education.

Classes are held at each of the three organising universities so that students can choose the location and schedule that best suit their needs and interests.

The Master consists of both attendance-based and online training, each course (3 ECTS) involving 14 classroom hours and 7 hours online coursework. In total, it develops a 60-credit academic program over one academic year.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
Metropolitan University Prague

A two-year postgraduate programme that develops and deepens the knowledge acquired in previous studies. Previous studies in the same field are NOT a requirement. ... [+]

Master in Anglophone Studies

The Master’s Degree study programme in Anglophone Studies is a two-year programme that develops and deepens the knowledge acquired in previous studies. This interdisciplinary programme is designed as a four-semester curriculum. The language of instruction is English.Master’s programme graduates acquire expertise in selected Anglophone countries. They are knowledgeable in international relations, cultural and historical connections, and the distinctive realities of particular English-speaking countries. They understand the society of these countries as well as their internal and external relations.

Master’s Degree graduates are highly employable in the fields of... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
University of Wroclaw

This program is designed for students with a B.A. degree in English or in Humanities. It offers seminars in literary studies, theoretical linguistics, and applied linguis ... [+]

This program is designed for students with a B.A. degree in English or in Humanities. It offers seminars in literary studies, theoretical linguistics, and applied linguistics. Literary studies focus on British and American literature, cultural studies, and literary theory. Courses in theoretical linguistics cover a variety of approaches to language, ranging from generative and cognitive linguistics to pragmatics and anthropological linguistics. Applied linguistics courses deal with theories and methods of teaching English as a foreign language and with translation studies. The M.A. seminars are accompanied by supplementary courses designed to further students' interests in the chosen field of research and by an advanced academic writing course.... [-]

Poland Wrocław
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Palacky University

The two-year study programme includes the study of literature (e.g. Contemporary American Literature, Old and Middle English Literature) and linguistics (e.g. Syntax, Tex ... [+]

Programme content:

The two-year study programme includes the study of literature (e.g. Contemporary American Literature, Old and Middle English Literature) and linguistics (e.g. Syntax, Text Analysis and Pragmatics, Stylistics, Historical Grammar, English Dialects). Optional courses, in which students can further specialise, are an integral part of the study.

Programme dates:

September – June, 2 years

Application deadline:

February 28th

Application procedure: application form original or verified copy of the applicant’s BA diploma supplement (a BA degree in English required) non-refundable processing fee of EUR 25 (free of any bank charges) an abstract (1 to 3 pages) of the applicant’s BA thesis in English or any other academic work in English relevant to the field of study to be presented by the applicant directly at the exam written project (1 to 3 pages) to be presented by the applicant directly at the exam ... [-]
Czech Republic Olomouc
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Full-time
2 years
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University of Ostrava

The aim of the program is to produce graduates who are specialists in English philology - proficient users of English (C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference fo ... [+]

The consecutive (follow-on) Master's degree program "English Philology" is the English-language version of the degree program "Anglická filologie"; it follows on from the Bachelor degree program of the same name. The aim of the program is to produce graduates who are specialists in English philology - proficient users of English (C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) with a solid knowledge of English linguistics and a deep knowledge of the literature and culture of English-speaking countries, who are aware of the professional literature in these fields and other information resources.

Graduate Profile Discipline-specific knowledge

Graduates of the two-year consecutive (follow-on) Master's degree have a wide range of competencies in philological disciplines. Their knowledge demonstrates a qualitative and quantitative development of the theoretical knowledge, thinking and awareness gained as part of their previous Bachelor's studies of English philology. Courses in disciplines such as linguistic pragmatics, text linguistics, contrastive linguistic analysis, and sociolinguistics enable students to gain a comprehensive overview of the disciplinary landscape. The course in historical grammar gives them insights into the diachronic dimension of language and linguistics, Graduates also gain a deeper knowledge of the literature and culture of Great Britain (Medieval English literature) and the USA (Selected chapters from literature).... [-]

Czech Republic Ostrava
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 4 years
Campus