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Applied English Linguistics

Vytautas Magnus University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
24 August 2020
3,757 EUR

Program description

Applied English Linguistics

The program aims:

  • to educate highly qualified specialists who possess comparative knowledge of native and foreign languages and cultures and are able to apply the acquired skills of intercultural communication at work, e.g. in academic and cultural institutions, business companies, international institutions and projects for international cooperation, especially contracted by the European Union states;
  • to educate highly qualified translators who possess theoretical and practical knowledge of principles of text production and editing in two or more languages and are able to use modern software for term-search and automated translation memory systems;
  • to train students for doctoral studies by expanding the range of academic and research topics so that these would include comparative linguistics, translation theory and cross-cultural analysis.

Admission requirements

  • Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
  • Bachelor degree diploma or equivalent degree in English Philology or a corresponding study field. The Bachelor Degree shall contain at least 30 ECTS in an English Philology study program.

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Program content

Semester I

Compulsory courses

  • Principles of Editing
  • Language in Sociocultural Context
  • Research Colloquium for Master Students
  • Theories and Methods of Translation

Optional courses I

  • Mediatization of Language, Culture and Everyday Life
  • Translation 1: Language for Business

Semester II

Compulsory courses

  • Literary Translation 1
  • Contrastive Stylistics
  • Research paper No 1
  • Theory and Practice of Interpreting

Optional courses I

  • Project Management Basics
  • Terminology and Terminography
  • Translation 2: Language for Law

Semester III

Compulsory courses

  • Computer-Aided Translation
  • Neurolinguistic Language Teaching and Learning Methods
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Research paper No 2

Optional courses I

  • Innovative Language Teaching Strategies
  • Specialized Text Translation 3: Language for Science and Technology
  • Literary Translation 2
  • Special Course

Semester IV

Compulsory course

  • MA thesis

Tuition fees

The tuition price is €3,757 per year

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information


Master Degree (Master in Humanities)

Learning outcomes

Graduates will be able:

  • to apply current concepts from translation theory and practice in analyzing and translating English and native language texts of different functional styles and genres;
  • to develop the skills needed to work with specialized texts (business, legal, academic, etc.), to choose appropriate translation strategies for dealing with such texts;
  • to use automated translation programs and corpus lexicography;
  • to apply the current theories related to issues in literary translation;
  • to use their knowledge and understanding of intercultural research; develop the skills needed to analyze data for intercultural communication, especially relevant in the context of European/ transnational projects implemented for a specific company or institution;
  • to apply the acquired research skills in the areas of translation, English and other foreign language philology, and cultural studies.

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About this institute

Vytautas Magnus University

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) is a public university that was established in 1922. Ranked in QS World University Rankings 2018 as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and...

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Vytautas Magnus University

V.Putvinskio g. 23,
LT-44243 Kaunas

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