About this program
MA in English
Mastering the Language of Globalisation
English is the language of globalisation. It is the mother tongue of around 350 million people, and an even larger number speak it as a second language. The MA in English opens career opportunities in important national and international sectors associated with the cultural and creative industries and in the field of teaching.
Insight Into Cultures and Industries
In the Master’s Program, you can specialise with a combination of obligatory and elective courses as you build on your BA and work with contemporary topics in one of the three theme areas: English-language literature, linguistics, and the history, society, and culture of the English-speaking world.
Whether your passion is for Anglophone literature, language, history, or all things English, the degree Program allows you to immerse yourself in the latest developments within your field of interest. You will engage in depth with the issue of what constitutes evidence within the fields of literature, linguistics, culture, and history.
You will gain greater insight into standard English, its variations, and the changes that have shaped it around the world, as well as myths about language itself. You will gain an understanding of the way cultural phenomena can influence literature, and how literature in turn can influence culture. Approaching literary works with new reading techniques and theories, you will work with creative processes, storytelling and adaptation, and learn how creativity can be commercialised.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
- EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE
- Others: €8,000
You will gain a deeper understanding of the language, culture, and history of English-speaking countries through lectures, seminars, excursions, and a variety of individual and group tasks. You will be trained in effective written and verbal English communication through a variety of exam forms, ranging from writing for popular magazines to academic research papers and oral exams. You will be able to convey information and ideas clearly and vividly, both verbally and in writing, and to plan and carry out large complex projects.
Numerous jobs in the private sector as well as in public institutions require advanced English-language skills and analytical knowledge of the English-speaking world. You will acquire these competencies in the Master’s degree Program in English. You will be using English at a high international level and will gain in-depth knowledge of the historical, cultural, and social conditions of the English-speaking world.
Whether you seek a career in the public, private, or non-profit sectors, or as a teacher, comprehensive knowledge of the English language and the cultures and societies of English-speaking countries is important. In many situations, a high level of English-language proficiency is indispensable. With a Master’s degree in English, you will have the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to work in the global economy.
About this institute
Welcome to Aarhus University in Denmark!
Established in 1928, Aarhus University has grown to be a world-leading research institution with a modern, dynamic and highly international study environment. It is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 100 educational institutions, and recently ranked 69th in...
Why study at Aarhus University
An international and diverse university
Aarhus University is home to many international students and researchers – 12% of our students are international, from over 120 different countries! For that reason, English is our second language here at AU and we offer over 50 English-taught courses at either Bachelor’s or Master’s level. All our PhDs are English-taught. We also have a dedicated International Centre, to provide and introduction to living in Denmark and offer support and guidance.
Informal environment with focus on critical thinking
Teaching at AU takes place in an informal and inspiring environment, with a high focus on developing critical thinking skills and encouraging open debate. Professors at AU welcome discussions and value student insights to their classes. Furthermore, many courses at Aarhus University are interdisciplinary to give a students a well-rounded perspective of their chosen subject.
A comprehensive university
Aarhus University has five main faculties: Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences. Each faculty is highly specialized with state of the art research facilities available for student use. Our faculties of Natural and Technical Sciences both have a special focus on sustainability and facilitating a green transition.
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