About the programme of study
The programme provides you with the opportunity to study English literature, language or civilization thoroughly. Additionally, scholarly theory and method is emphasized.
The master's programme builds on the specialization in English within the bachelor's priogramme in Language and Literature, but involves a deeper and more specialized study within the discipline.
The master's programme in English builds on the specialization in English within the bachelor's programme in Language and Literature, but involves a deeper and more specialized study within the discipline. The programme contains advanced courses in the disciplines English language and linguistics, literature and civilization. The students may choose courses from one, or from all three disciplines.
Students are expected to deepen their proficiency in using primary and secondary sources, as well as developing a scholarly and critical attitude towards the objects of study. Oral and written language proficiency is also emphasized.
The master's programme in English is assessed by both examination and thesis, and consistis of two main components:
- One joint component comprised of a combination of compulsory and optional theory- and methodology courses. This component, including Experts in team, provides a total of 60 credits.
- One master’s thesis, which is a written report of a piece of independent scholarly work. This component provides a total of 60 credits. Work with the thesis takes place under the guidance of an academic supervisor.
Why choose the master's programme in English?
The master's programme in English provides deeper insight into, and increased knowledge within the disciplines language/linguistics, literature and civilization. The programme of study involves a high degree of specialization. It is also possible to opt for an interdisciplinary master's thesis.
It gives candidates qualifications for work within education, and within those professions in which large and complex issues need to be examined and disseminated. Successful completion of the degree may also lead to work in research, publishing, libraries, information and media industries, as well as language technology, translation and international work.