English Language and Literature
Learn from true experts and find your voice
Once you dash through the basics, you'll start learning British literature from Brits, American TV from Americans, translation from actual translators and linguistics by true experts. Thanks to this, you will be required to think for yourself, not to just repeat what the experts tell you – express your own thoughts!
Choose your specialisation
Are you interested in semantics and narratology? Or in Australian literature? Colonialism in computer games? You will be able to choose from a wide range of courses, sometimes even from another faculty. A dash of Psychology or History of Heavy Metal in Scandinavia makes one's life much more interesting.
Become a part of the department family
The Department of English and American Studies is not large and in no time, you will get to know both your classmates and the teachers. This is incredibly useful for getting tips for the most interesting courses, helping with studies-related stuff, or finding the best café to study in. Moreover, the teachers are helpful and you can always talk to them if you need something.
This degree study programme is divided into two tracks: Linguistics and Literary and Cultural Studies. Each student chooses one specialisation and the focus of their studies is in that track. All students must complete five type A/required courses. The remainder of the programme consists of type B/selective and type C/elective courses that the student chooses based on the track chosen. The student then writes a Master's thesis based on the track and relevant coursework. With the exception of some courses in translation, all teaching, coursework, and exams in this study programme are carried out in the English language.
Graduates with this degree are capable of complex written and oral expression in English. They have a deep knowledge of the literatures, cultures, and histories of the major English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, and the Commonwealth countries. They are able to analyse various forms and functions of language in diverse genres and communicative situations. In addition to work in the fields of translating, interpreting, editing, journalism, tourism, and teaching at both the secondary and tertiary levels, graduates are well-suited for any profession that demands the ability to think and express themselves independently and critically.
Admission is offered to applicants selected by a departmental entrance examination committee on the basis of a complex assessment of the applicant's language skills, recommendations, and motivation.
Applicants are asked to submit the following:
- Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a teacher.
- Statement of purpose (in English, maximum 500 words) explaining why the applicant wishes to enrol in a selected degree programme at a given department.
- Certificate of proficiency in English issued no more than one year prior to application submission. The following are accepted:
- IELTS with a score of 6.5 or higher
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English with a grade of A or B
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
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