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.

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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

International possibilities

During the course of the programme, you can choose to study abroad through exchange studies to gain international experience. In that case, you will conduct some of your studies at one of our many partner universities around the world. You can also choose to do your internship abroad. What is more, you can do field work abroad as part of your degree project. This involves collecting material abroad for your degree project, for a period of roughly two months. Learn more about what international possibilities are offered at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Linnaeus University.

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.

More information about the programme

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Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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