M.A. Linguistics and Literature - English

University of Antwerp

Application deadline: Non-EEA: 28 February, EEA: 31 March
Tuition fee:
  • € 610 / Year (EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 60 ECTS
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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“English” on the Masters level at the University of Antwerp amounts to a set of research-oriented courses in linguistics and literature that aims to provide the successful student with knowledge, skills and attitudes to pursue a variety of careers—either in (academic) teaching or the cultural sector at large. The programme of the Master in English is largely determined by the research specialties of the staff, which means that courses are informed by cutting edge work in a wide variety of fields.

The orientation to research means that the best students are encouraged to apply for doctoral positions, e.g. with the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research (FWO). (Note: applicants to FWO positions must hail from the European Economic Area.) Research specialties in English at the University of Antwerp include Genetic Criticism, Narrative Theory, Queer Studies and Urban Studies on the side of literature (with Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Thomas Pynchon and Wallace Stevens as “special authors”), and language typology, semantics and syllabus design on the side of linguistics.



Every student must follow at least one course in literature and at least one course in linguistics. Students are encouraged to choose a subject for their Master thesis early in the academic year, so that the thesis can be completed in due time. You can check the structure by clicking on ‘curriculum’ in the beginning of this page.

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More information about the Masters in English can be obtained through e-mail from the Masters student advisor, Dr. Luc Herman (Luc.Herman@ua.ac.be). Practical matters concerning degrees and various aspects of the application procedure need to be taken up with the Faculty of Arts student administration (Kathlijn.Pittomvils@ua.ac.be)



The Master in English is primarily aimed at students who have received a BA in Language and Linguistics, with an emphasis on English. Foreign students must meet specific conditions with respect to their command of English. They need to get one of the following scores on internationally accepted tests: Test of English as A Foreign Language (TOEFL) - paper-based test: 580-643, TOEFL – internet-based: 110-120, TOEFL – computer-based: 237-273, IELTS: 6.5-7.0, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade A, TOEIC: 701-910. Once a score has been certified, a Skype conversation with use of the video camera will complete the application procedure.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
TOEFL iBT® test: 110


We strongly recommended to contact the Belgian Embassy or Consulate in your home country to learn about scholarship opportunities. The addresses can be found at the official website from the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.diplomatie.belgium.be).



All study programmes at the University of Antwerp received accredidation from NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation).

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