MA in English Studies, KJU bic_2021_admn 2023.10.25.
The MA program in English Studies at KJU aims to provide in-depth knowledge of multi-level global, European, national and local governance, transnational business and civil language communication services, the design and management of language service programs, the organization and management of related research on language use, cultural and environmental contexts, and the development of quality and innovative service models.
English Studies MA
Length of course

4 semesters

Tuition fee

3480 EUR/semester
(please note: to be able to obtain an Acceptance Letter, apply for a visa and start your studies, 2-semesters’ tuition fee and some other minor fees must be paid upfront)

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Language of tuition


Application deadlines
  • For February intake: 30 Nov
  • For September intake: 30 June
Admission options

Direct admission or admission
with a foundation

Description of the Program

The English Studies MA is a practice-oriented liberal arts language programme. The aim of the MA English Studies programme is to train specialists who have full mastery (C1 level) of the English language, are proficient users of the language and who have the necessary theoretical, methodological, and practical skills. Rather than mere passive receivers of information, students graduating from this MA programme will be specialists fully capable of undertaking independent and original investigations in a wide range of topics.

Degree holders have in-depth knowledge of the English-speaking countries, including the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, South Africa and their literature, culture, social and political establishment, and history. Degree holders also know the basics of modern theoretical and applied linguistics, main trends, research topics, and all relevant research results relating to the English language. Degree holders can use their skills in business, media, education, book publishing, diplomacy, institutions of international relationships, tourism, project management offices, regional and national levels of administration, and cultural institutions.

Specialized focus areas

  • Global Englishes: Culture, Language and Applied Linguistics Track
  • Global Englishes: Literary and Cultural Track

Overview of courses

  • Transversal Skills: Active Academic English Language Skills, Modern British Society: History, Culture, Politics; The English Language from the Origins to the 21st Century, Trends in Literary and Cultural Studies, From the British Empire to American Supremacy and Beyond.
  • Professional core: Advanced Research Methods, Historical Aspects of British Literature and Culture; Language Contact and Variation; Inter-, Multi-, Transdisciplinary Approaches to English Literature in the World.
  • Electives: IT Literacy and IT Language 1; IT Literacy and IT Language 2; Problems of Literary Translations from Different Englishes.
  • Specialization 1: Global Englishes: Culture, Language and Applied Linguistics Track: Role of English in Education, Science and Business Globally; Intercultural Communication and Pragmatics; Translation and Cultural Identity; Business English in Translation; Using ELF; Case Study in Global Englishes /South Africa; World Englishes, English in the EU, Global English: Language of Business and International Relations, Advances in Linguistics /Sociolinguistics.
  • Specialization 2: Global Englishes: Literary and Cultural Track: Hyphenated American Studies: Literature, Culture and Historical Experience; Diversity in Contemporary British Literature, Multi- and Transcultural Projections in Canadian Visual Culture, Cultural and Literary Projections of Contemporary Africa, Humour as a Tradition of Irish Identity, Topics in Asian Literature in English, Shakespeare Reinvented, Critical and Cultural Perspectives of the USA in Contemporary Films in English, Topics in Postcolonial Literature and Culture, Topics in Canadian Indigenous Literatures, Advances in Literary/ Cultural Research.

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This program is offered by Kodolányi János University (KJU)