Admission to the Master’s Programme only entitles you to earn a Master of Arts degree. You must therefore first earn your Bachelor’s degree/lower university degree in order to be eligible for admission.
University studies in English Language and Literature comprehends various aspects of language usage, linguistic expressions and attitudes as well as the study of English-language literature, cultures, societies and history. You will learn how to approach the language and literature scientifically, thus gaining new knowledge of the language’s functions, variation and evolution as well as the history of English-language literature.
At Åbo Akademi University, English is studied in an informal atmosphere, where small student groups allow for a personal, interactive learning experience. Instruction is given in English and studies include a language practice period, in which students must spend at least eight weeks immersed in an English-speaking environment.
The Master’s Programme in English Language and Literature will provide you with a wide range of skills and knowledge, and you will study theories, key concepts and methods in both linguistics and literary studies. You will learn about the scope and boundaries of the disciplines and gain a comprehensive understanding of the multidisciplinary approach in research.
Graduates of the programme will possess a specialised expertise within their discipline: you will become a language specialist, with a full command of the English language and/or English-language literature.