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English Philology

Vytautas Magnus University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Kaunas
English
24 August 2020
2,951 EUR

Program description

English Philology

The program aims at preparing English philology specialists with a broad range of knowledge and competencies, who know English and another foreign language well, who have grasped the fundamentals of linguistics, literary and translation studies, and teaching English as a foreign language; who are familiar with political, social, and cultural specificities of English-speaking countries and are capable of contextualizing them and discussing them in relation to global developments; who are able to successfully apply their knowledge in practice, from work-related to scholarly contexts. This program prepares specialists who, once they have gained their Bachelor degree, can continue their studies in this field at the Master’s level or move to studies in other fields: that is, they can choose Master’s studies in English philology, translation, computer linguistics, literary and cultural studies, education, journalism, political science and other fields.

Admission requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent degree
  • Proof of English Language: applicant has to present document proving B2 level (TOEFL 87 iBT/534, IELTS 5.5 or any other document proving B2 level) if the applicant had not received education in English. After admission all students have to take English language test at the Institute of Foreign Languages at Vytautas Magnus University. If English level will be below B2 students will have to study English to reach C1 level (in first four semesters of Bachelor studies).

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Tuition fees

The tuition price is €2,951 per year

Scholarships & funding

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

Qualification

Bachelor Degree (Bachelor of Humanities)

Learning outcomes

Graduates will be able

  • to use fluent English in communicating orally and in writing in a variety of spheres of activity, as well as to apply their specialized knowledge working in international institutions;
  • to understand and produce different kinds of texts (for example, journalistic, literary), to recognize the works of major authors from different cultural periods and texts from different genres with their characteristic styles;
  • to explain cultural features of English-speaking countries and relate these to historical contexts;
  • to understand the principal ideas expressed in some major current linguistic and literary theories, and apply them in practice;
  • to analyze major strategies used in translation and apply them in practice;
  • to use the most recent methods in teaching and studying foreign languages;
  • to select and use the possibilities offered by information technology in teaching foreign languages;
  • to apply in other spheres of activity the competences gained in carrying out scholarly research work and the correct presentation of research results.

Career opportunities

he graduates of English Philology will become specialists, capable of working in a variety of fields. They will satisfy the educational, academic, cultural, economic and other needs of the workplace and will be capable of carrying out intellectual and cultural work independently.
The graduates of the program can expect to continue their career by:

  • working as translators and/or interpreters;
  • teaching English in schools;
  • taking employment in public institutions such as banks, business companies and various organizations which need staff members with good knowledge of English;
  • working as administrators in large international companies and EU organizations, combining their English skills with more specific business skills;
  • entering Master studies;
  • continuing their studies in the way they decide.

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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
Lithuania

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www.vdu.lt

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