English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    8000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #65 ,
The M.A. in English at Aarhus University provides vast knowledge about the history, culture and social developments of English-speaking countries. The Master analyses literary texts, films, and artworks from different historical eras. Courses included in the curriculum are British, Irish and American history and society, English syntax and semantics, and the development of the English language.

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

  • 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: 560

    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: 83

    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

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)

  • 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 EU/EEA

    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.