English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    21086
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
The Master Programme in English atUppsala University aims to deepen your knowledge of the literature and history of either Britain or the United States, or of the English language.

About

The Master Programme in English at Uppsala University is a two-year programme comprising three specialisations: English language and linguistics, English literature, and American literature and culture. You study one of these specialisations. The issues treated in the essay sub­mitted with the application and the method used must be relevant to the selected specialisation of the Master’s programme. You will be trained in methods of research and in advanced academic writing.

The programme consists of core modules and electives taught by field specialists through a combination of seminars and written assignments.

English Language

The English language and linguistics specialisation is oriented towards empirical research in, for example, corpus li­nguistics, sociolinguistics, and English as a foreign language.

English Literature

The English Literature specialisation focuses on historical and theoretical transitions in English li­terature from Shakespeare to post­modernism and beyond, including ge­ndered and postcolonial critiques.

American Literature and Culture

The main focus of the American literature specialisation lies on changes in literary concerns, t­hema­tic as well as aesthetic, from the American renaissance to the post-postmodern.

Career

The programme prepares you for careers that require solid knowledge and skills as well as academic training in the subject of English. These include positions in higher education, schools, museums, archives, libraries, publishing companies, governmental authorities, government ministries, tourism, media (journalism, translation, for instance), and the EU (interpretation).

Programme Structure

The programme has three specialisations:

  • English Literature
  • American Literature and Culture
  • English Language and Linguistics
The course work in the literary specialisations is designed to develop your awareness of current literary criticism and to provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to conduct research within the field.

A few courses each term are followed by all students in the literary specialisations:

Term 1
Literature and Critical Practice, and Literary Theory.

Term 2 and 3rature
Shocking Innovation, Postmodern Literature, Beyond Postmodernism, and Recent Developments in Literary Studies.

Other courses are specific for the chosen specialisation and deal with topics such as nationality and identity, drama, poetry, humour, experimental fiction, literature and ethics, literature and science, literature and terrorism, and cosmopolitan fiction. Some courses are offered in alternate years. The fourth term is devoted to an independent project of 30 credits.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be English.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies;
  • a statement of purpose; and
  • the quality of the Bachelor's thesis/degree project.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 21086 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Funding


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.