English Studies Master’s

Level: Master (MA&MSc)
Start years: 2024
Semesters: 4
Language certificate requested: (TOEFL 587 /IELTS 7.0)
Price: 7 000
usd/year (2 semesters)
University: Debrecen University
City: Debrecen

Course Description

The Master of Arts program in English Studies, housed within the Faculty of Humanities, stands as a comprehensive and specialized endeavor. It is designed to shape experts who not only demonstrate mastery in the English language but also exhibit profound knowledge in the language, culture, and history of English-speaking nations. Graduates emerge as active participants in scholarly discourse, poised to embark on independent and original research endeavors spanning a diverse range of topics.

The program offers two distinct tracks, each encompassing a full curriculum of 120 credits: the literary and cultural studies track and the linguistics track. Prospective students must make their selection between these tracks prior to application.

Coursework in the program is structured across four semesters, accumulating 120 ECTS credits. The curriculum covers essential subjects such as Terms and Concepts in Literary and Linguistic Studies, Advanced Academic Writing, Trends in Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Studies, Modern British Society and Language, and Advanced Research Methods. The second year of study is dedicated to specialized subjects tailored to the chosen track, culminating in the completion of a thesis.

The program maintains a balance between theoretical instruction and hands-on application, with lectures and seminars accounting for 25% of the curriculum, while practice-based activities constitute a significant 75%. This ensures that students not only acquire knowledge but also develop practical skills that are indispensable in professional and academic contexts.

Admission to the program requires a Bachelor’s degree and the completion of at least 38 credits in the field of English studies. For graduation, a minimum of 50 credits is necessary. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in English through standardized tests like TOEFL (587) or IELTS (7.0) and undergo an entrance examination, either in person or through electronic communication.

The program commences annually in September. The tuition fee is 7,000 USD per year, complemented by an application fee of 150 USD and an entrance procedure fee of 350 USD.

Graduates of the English Studies MA program emerge as proficient scholars, poised to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their chosen track—be it literary and cultural studies or linguistics. Their expertise positions them to pursue further academic pursuits or to apply their skills in a range of professional settings.

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