Master of English Linguistics and Literature 12 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
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Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

4,446 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

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Program overview

Main Subject

English Language and Literature

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The Master of English Linguistics and Literature will expand your knowledge of the English language, its structure and history, its literature and its cultural embedding. Research-based teaching will allow you to benefit from the expertise of KU Leuven’s internationally renowned scholars in English linguistics and literature. You will be encouraged to develop your communication and research skills through seminars and your personal master’s thesis. The optional component of the programme allows you to additionally study linguistics and literature from a broader European perspective.

About the programme

In the Master of English Linguistics and Literature you explore the English language in its full richness and complexity, studying its linguistics and literature, and deepening your understanding of its history and of the cultural diversity of the English-speaking world. Through the optional component of the programme you can additionally study linguistics and literature from a broader European perspective. You will develop a sound theoretical and methodological background while researching linguistic and literary topics leading to a master’s thesis.

The programme emphasizes the academic study of English in all its aspects, including the theoretical and historical study of the English language and literature. The curriculum combines theoretical courses with seminars and is designed to develop your methodological, critical-theoretical, and heuristic skills, as well as your communicative ability, as you benefit from the research and expertise of the English scholars at the Faculty of Arts.

Career perspectives

Graduates are perfectly equipped for research at a higher level (PhD programmes, research projects, etc.). They can work as language professionals, with deep insight into how language (and English in particular) works and functions within its cultural context. They have also rich communication skills. Those skills can be used in a broad range of professional contexts where the ability to process, summarise, and present complex information is essential.

Program overview

Main Subject

English Language and Literature

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The Master of English Linguistics and Literature will expand your knowledge of the English language, its structure and history, its literature and its cultural embedding. Research-based teaching will allow you to benefit from the expertise of KU Leuven’s internationally renowned scholars in English linguistics and literature. You will be encouraged to develop your communication and research skills through seminars and your personal master’s thesis. The optional component of the programme allows you to additionally study linguistics and literature from a broader European perspective.

About the programme

In the Master of English Linguistics and Literature you explore the English language in its full richness and complexity, studying its linguistics and literature, and deepening your understanding of its history and of the cultural diversity of the English-speaking world. Through the optional component of the programme you can additionally study linguistics and literature from a broader European perspective. You will develop a sound theoretical and methodological background while researching linguistic and literary topics leading to a master’s thesis.

The programme emphasizes the academic study of English in all its aspects, including the theoretical and historical study of the English language and literature. The curriculum combines theoretical courses with seminars and is designed to develop your methodological, critical-theoretical, and heuristic skills, as well as your communicative ability, as you benefit from the research and expertise of the English scholars at the Faculty of Arts.

Career perspectives

Graduates are perfectly equipped for research at a higher level (PhD programmes, research projects, etc.). They can work as language professionals, with deep insight into how language (and English in particular) works and functions within its cultural context. They have also rich communication skills. Those skills can be used in a broad range of professional contexts where the ability to process, summarise, and present complex information is essential.

Admission requirements

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Admission requirements 

To be eligible for the Master of English Linguistics and Literature, you must have obtained an academic bachelor's degree in linguistics and literature. You should have an outstanding command of both spoken and written English.

For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

  • You have excellent command of English and you already have a strong background in linguistics, and literary criticism.
  • You have acquired basic methodological and heuristic skills, including familiarity with IT research tools.
  • You have already demonstrated your ability to communicate research findings in clear and accurate language, for instance in written assignments or an undergraduate paper.
  • You are interested in the cultural debate regarding English and want to take part in it.

1 Year
Sep

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

4,446 EUR
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