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Learning Opportunity: Master's Programme in English Studies, Master of Arts (2 years)

Master's Programme in English Studies, Master of Arts (2 years)

Course Information

Courses in English Studies focus on several topics relating to the English language, literatures in English, and teaching English. You can choose to combine courses from one or more lines according to your interests. In Linguistics courses you will focus on the structure and uses of English as well as on language variation and change, sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics. In the Literature courses you will study several areas of the various literatures in English from narrative, cognitive, postcolonial and ecocritical perspectives. Courses in Applied Linguistics are tailored especially for future language teachers. 

As a student in English Studies, you will attend lectures but also work in collaboration with other students, partly in digital learning environments. To assess your learning progress, several methods are used, such as examinations, essays and learning diaries. In English Studies you will also practice your spoken and presentation skills.

During your Master’s studies, you can

  • Progress further in your linguistic or literary studies and choose the most interesting courses
  • Strengthen your understanding of theory in your chosen field
  • Strengthen your language skills, academic writing skills and presentation skills
  • Participate in research projects
  • Participate in the Master’s thesis seminar, during which you will write your thesis
  • Complete studies abroad as an exchange student (if you have not done so already)
  • Complete practical training, by working as a trainee or a substitute teacher, for instance

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Duration Information: 

2 vuotta

Costs: 

13000

Credits: 

120 ECTS credits

Provider Information

Provider Name: 
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts
Provider Contact Info: 

University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts
hakijapalvelut@helsinki.fi
studera@helsinki.fi
admissions@helsinki.fi
02941 24140
PL 24, 00014, HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
PB 24, 00014, HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
PO Box 24
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
Finland
+358 2941 24140

Qualifications Awarded

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Filosofian maisteri
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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 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 career, such as skills in presentation, independent and group work, and project management.  

An MA in English Studies prepares you for a variety of jobs, and our graduates have been successful in finding employment.  If combined with mandatory pedagogical studies, the Master’s degree in English Studies qualifies you to be a language teacher. Alternatively, you can find employment in media or publishing, business, or international organisations where language skills are required. English is used globally as the language of science, culture, business and tourism, and experts in English are required in all of these fields.

Further information about the studies on the Master's programme website: www.helsinki.fi/en/programmes/master/english-studies

The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 13 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check this FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees.