English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The Master Programme in English at Uppsala University aims to deepen your knowledge of the literature and history of either Britain or the United States, or of the English language.


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.


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

Courses include:

  • Literature and Critical Practice
  • Literary Theory
  • Shocking Innovation
  • Postmodern Literature
  • Beyond Postmodernism
  • Recent Developments in Literary Studies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 credits; alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

  • International Applies to you

    10422 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 8200 - 12300 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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