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 Masters 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.
The English language and linguistics specialisation is oriented towards empirical research in, for example, corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, and English as a foreign language.
The English Literature specialisation focuses on historical and theoretical transitions in English literature from Shakespeare to postmodernism and beyond, including gendered and postcolonial critiques.
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.
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).
The programme has three specialisations:
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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
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).
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).
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:
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