The objectives of the programme include an in-depth understanding of the multifacetedness of contemporary English studies, increased awareness of key debates in contemporary linguistics and ability to carry out independent research.

During their studies, students will specialize in linguistics or literary and cultural studies. In linguistics, these include dialectology, language contact, language variation and change, pragmatics and bilingualism. As for the literary and cultural studies, the Department's areas of strength include – among others - postcolonial and ethnic literatures, American literature, popular fiction, and contemporary fiction.

Career or after graduation opportunities

Possibilities after graduation include public and private sectors and NGOs. Largely depending on personal interests and minor studies, graduates have found employment in the following fields: education and consulting, administration, innovation and planning, management, marketing and trade, research, communications, office work, customer service and financial administration.

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DEGREE AWARDED

Master of Arts

APPLICATION PERIOD

1 November 2018 – 31 January 2019

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START DATE

Autumn 2019

DURATION

120 credits, 2 years of full-time study

FACULTY

Philosophical Faculty, School of Humanities

LOCATION

University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus

LANGUAGE

English

TUITION FEE

8 000 €

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