Master's Program in English Studies
The Master’s Program in English Studies offers a wide range of courses in English linguistics, literatures in English and the teaching of English. You can take courses in all three areas or just focus on one of them. During your Master’s studies, you can:
- Develop your expertise in linguistic or literary studies
- Strengthen your understanding of theoretical approaches and research methods within English Studies
- Strengthen your language skills, academic writing skills and presentation skills
- Participate in research projects
- Participate in the Master’s thesis seminar, during which you will write your thesis
This program is also available in Finnish and Swedish.
Eligibility to apply for a master's Program requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.
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In the Master’s Programme in English Studies, you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programs: English language and linguistics, literature in English and the teaching of English.
With full-time studies, you will complete the Master’s degree in two years. The degree contains the following studies:
- Advanced studies in the discipline
- Courses or modules from other programs
During your Master’s studies, you focus mainly on your specialisation, deepening your knowledge through coursework and writing your Master’s thesis. Depending on your interests, you can also include elective subjects and other supporting studies.
To help you complete your studies systematically, you prepare a personal study plan (PSP) at the beginning of your Master’s studies, with support from the programme staff and Student services.
You can also complete some of your studies abroad by taking part in a student exchange programme.
The yearly tuition fee (for non-EU/EEA citizens only) is 13000€
Scholarships & funding
Scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master's program at the University of Helsinki.
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
The Master's Program in English Studies prepares you for a variety of jobs and our graduates have been successful in finding employment. If combined with mandatory pedagogical studies, the Master’s degree (MA) in English Studies qualifies you to be a language teacher. Alternatively, you can find employment in media or publishing, business, or international organizations. English is used globally as the language of science, culture, business and tourism, and experts in English are required in all of these fields.
The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, literature in English, and the teaching of English. An English studies prepares you for a variety of jobs, and our graduates have been successful in finding employment. If combined with mandatory pedagogical studies, the Master’s degree in English Studies qualifies you to be a language teacher. Alternatively, you can find employment in media or publishing, business, or international organisations where language skills are required. English is used globally as the language of science, culture, business and tourism, and experts in English are required in all of these fields.
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