English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 8000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The Language of Globalisation

English is an international language – it is the native language of around 350 million people and the second language of many more. The programme is offered by Aarhus University.

As the language of globalisation, it enables you to communicate across borders, whether in culture or commerce. Today, the private job market, public institutions and PhD degree programmes require English language skills and knowledge of the Anglophone world.

You will acquire these competencies in the Master’s programme in English. In this degree programme, you will learn to use English at a high international level and gain in-depth knowledge of the history, culture and social conditions of the English-speaking world.

Insight Into An Entire Culture
Lectures, classroom lessons, group work, and presentations by you and your fellow students will give you an insight into the language and culture of the English-speaking countries, both past and present. By analysing literary works, films and societal development, you will gain insight into the culture and identity of different periods of history. You will examine how history has been written, interpreted, and rewritten in the modern world. You will gain an understanding of the way cultural phenomena can influence the film industry and how film, in turn, can influence cultural phenomena. You will also learn about the development of language, and the challenges and pitfalls involved in translating from one language to another.
Careers
An ever-increasing number of workplaces have English as their corporate language; you will therefore be in a position to find employment in numerous international companies. In your studies, you will gain insights that have direct applications in fields such as tourism and cultural exchange, communication and IT, or you may choose a career in teaching, translating or publishing. You could also pursue a career in research, either by applying for admission to one of Aarhus University’s PhD schools or to one of the other postgraduate programmes worldwide that will be open to you.“Aarhus University counts on international students. It feels like home!”
Ioanna Efstathiou and Marina Arampatzi
Students, MA in English, from Greece

Programme Structure

Semester 1

  • Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology 5 ECTS
  • Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics 1 5 ECTS
  • Literatures in English 1: Form and Genre 5 ECTS

Semester 2

  • British, Irish and American History and Society 10 ECTS
  • Communication and Media 5 ECTS
  • Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics 2 5 ECTS
  • Literatures in English 2: Literature in Time 10 ECTS

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Starting in

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      • International

      • EEA

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Academic Requirements

The requirements for admission to the Masters degree programme in English vary according to the track you wish to enrol in.

Track A (120 ECTS credits in English)

  1. The admission requirements for Track A of the Masters degree programme are a completed Bachelors degree (135 ECTS credits) in English and a supplementary subject (45 ECTS credits) at Bachelors degree level, or a completed Bachelors degree (135 ECTS credits) in another subject and a supplementary subject (45 ECTS credits) in International Communication in English at Bachelors degree level.

Examples of Bachelors degrees qualifying for admission to Track A:

  • The Bachelors degree in English (Aarhus University), cf. Article 14 of the Executive Order on Enrolment (in Danish only)
  • The Bachelors degree in English (University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark, Aalborg University)

Track B (75 ECTS credits in English with a supplementary subject at Masters degree level of 45 ECTS credits)

The admission requirements for Track B of the Masters degree programme are a completed Bachelors degree (135 ECTS credits) in English and a supplementary subject (45 ECTS credits) at Bachelors degree level in another subject taught at upper secondary school.

Examples of Bachelors degrees qualifying for admission to Track B:

  • The Bachelors degree in English (Aarhus University) or the Bachelors degree in English (University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark, Aalborg University) with 45 ECTS credits in a supplementary subject taught at upper secondary school.

Track C (120 ECTS credits in English aimed at upper secondary school teaching)

Track C is an option available to students who have completed a supplementary subject in English at Bachelors degree level and wish to make English their main subject, i.e. to continue studying English.

  • The admission requirements for Track C of the Masters degree programme are a completed Bachelors degree in another subject taught at upper secondary school and a supplementary subject (45 ECTS credits) in English at Bachelors degree level.

Language requirements

Admission to the Masters degree programme in English requires Danish at A level or similar.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8000 International
  • Free EEA
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