English Language and Literature, Master Programme

120 credits

This is a two-year programme at the second level with English as its main field of study. You can choose to specialise in linguistics or literature, or a combination of these.

Several of the courses in the programme combine linguistics and literature. The aim is for you to develop knowledge of relevant, modern linguistic and literary theories and methods, primarily within the fields included in the research centres at the faculty, such as the postcolonial and intermedial research centres, as well as multicultural communication and text mining in Data Intensive Digital Humanities. After the first semester, you can choose courses in either linguistics or literature, or combine both fields. During the third semester, you have the opportunity to study abroad at one on Linnaeus University’s partner universities, or to conduct an internship abroad. If you choose not to go abroad, you will study in Sweden with international students in the programme. You write your Master’s thesis in the fourth semester.

Career

You develop broad and in-depth knowledge in one of the specialisations as well as an interdisciplinary field combining these. The programme provides a solid foundation for doctoral studies and prepares you for work in publishing, culture, education, communication, media and administration.

Degree

Master of Arts (120 credits) with specialization in linguistics, Main field of study: English or Master of Arts (120 credits) with specialization in literary studies, Main field of study: English or Master of Arts (120 credits) with specialization in linguistics and literary studies, Main field of study:English

A challenging but rewarding programme

Esme Richardson Owen vid Linnéuniversitetet.

Esme studied her BA at Linnaeus University, and when she decided to expand her knowledge she applied here again. She appreciates the fact that the teachers are so engaged and that it is possible for students to study a semester abroad.

Teachers and students have endless passion for their research interests

Arya Pooladi vid Linnéuniversitetet.

Arya appreciates the atmosphere that has been created on the programme and the fact that he gets to meet students with different backgrounds on campus. In the future, he would like to work in a creative field.

A unique mix of language and literature

A two-year programme at the second level with English as its main field of study. You can choose to specialise in linguistics or literature, or a combination of these.

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Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also one of Europe’s greenest cities where you have easy access to nature, forest and lakes.

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