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English and Education

Malmö University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
22 August 2022

Program description

English and Education

The programme immerses you in developing practical techniques, methods, and materials for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), such as virtual exchange, storytelling and creative writing.

You also will study English grammar in the context of TESOL, investigate adolescent language development and explore bilingual and multicultural education.

Areas of special expertise exist in the fields of second language learning, creative writing, children’s literature, sociolinguistics, educational linguistics, and psycholinguistics.

The program allows you to build on the solid foundation of your bachelor’s degree in language(s), linguistics, literature, anthropology or sociology, education, or a related area.

Admission requirements

Degree of Bachelor in education, social sciences or the humanities, including 15 credits from an independent project, and the equivalent of Swedish secondary school English 6.

Alternatively, a professional qualification specializing in teaching that comprises 180 credits, of which 15 credits from an independent project, and the equivalent of Swedish secondary school English 6.

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Program content

The two-year Masters in English and Education consists of three semesters (90 credits) that are programme-specific, and one semester (30 credits) of non-compulsory courses.

The three obligatory semesters are organized in the following way:

  • Green Cultural Studies and English Teaching; Theory of Science and Academic Writing; The Building Blocks of English: Sounds and Words; Literature and Education (Autumn semester)
  • Language Teaching in Theory and Practice I and II; Sociolinguistics; Content integrated learning (Spring semester)
  • Master’s thesis (Autumn semester)

The optional courses could either be chosen from non-obligatory courses on offer at Malmö University or be taken at a partner university, or consist in previously taken courses which have been validated on entering the programme.

Program delivery

  • Two-Year Master's Programme
  • Malmö daytime 100%

Tuition fees

Full tuition fee: 160000 SEK


  • Programme, master’s level
  • 120 credits

This Master’s programme focuses on English language education. With the guidance of our expert faculty, you will study methods of English language teaching, the integration of technolo­gy in the classroom, educational theory, and research in second language acquisition.

The programme is largely integrated with the regular English teacher programme at Malmö University, which means that you will be part of a larger, vibrant student community.

Career opportunities

With a Master’s degree in English and Education, you are attractive for employers looking for a highly qualified individual with expert knowledge in language education.

An international MA in English and Education also provides you with the academic background you need in order to apply for doctoral studies in language education and related fields of research.

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Malmö University

Malmö University is characterised by global engagement, community involvement, and a multidisciplinary, challenge-based approach to education, research and collaboration. A young innovative, urban and international institute of higher education located in the very south of Sweden. We offer English-taught programmes...

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Why study at Malmö University

Malmö has undergone major developments in the past two decades, especially since the opening of the Öresund bridge and the founding of Malmö University. You may be surprised to learn that the city regularly collects accolades in all kinds of international rankings:

  • Promotes an entrepreneurial and innovative learning environment that influences and is influenced by the education and research at Malmö University. For instance, Forbes identified Malmö as the 4th most innovative city in the world, largely thanks to its impressively high ratio of patents per inhabitant.
  • Malmö has also been ranked the world’s 6th most bike-friendly city. No surprise there, given that the world’s #1, Copenhagen, is just across the water! Ideal conditions for students that prefer the cheap and healthy way to get from A to B.
  • In the European Commission’s “Quality of life” survey, Malmö residents are among the happiest in the continent: Regularly, 95% and more report being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their life. Given that around 40% of Malmö’s

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Malmö University

Malmö University
205 06 Malmö

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