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  • Tuition Fee:
  • / Year
  • Foreign: $ 10.2k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 March 2016

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    English is the fastest-developing language in the world, growing at about one new word every two hours. It is the native language of 350 million people and the second language of many more. It is the language of globalisation, and organisations worldwide are increasingly agreeing on English as their official business language. As the importance and prevalence of English continue to rise, it is more and more necessary for climbing up the career ladder. Students who enrol in the MA in English programme have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language, culture, history and society of the English-speaking world.

    WHO SHOULD DO THIS MA Degree?

    • Students who have the ambition to work in the private or public sector or to continue in education

    • Students who are creative, with good communication and presentation skills

    • Students who are eager to develop their knowledge, competencies and skills and gain hands-on experience within the creative, cultural, educational, and other industries

    WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

    • Students work within the three main sub-disciplines of English – literature and history, language, and society and culture

    • Students study a unique combination of area studies, language and culture, and the creative economy and cultural industries

    • Students can do an internship with a company or organisation, or spend a semester studying abroad

    WHY AARHUS?

    The English degree programme at Aarhus University is one of the oldest, dating almost from the university’s foundation in 1928. The department has excellent academic connections within Europe and overseas. You will find a vibrant international community here, with staff from Denmark, Ireland, the UK, the US, India, and Germany, all of whom belong to international research communities. You will meet exchange students from all over the world and you will have the opportunity to tailor your degree to suit your interests and your career plan. In the programme, you will truly experience what it means to use English in an intercultural setting.

    CAREER PROFILE

    An MA in English is the key to a career in a number of fields such as communications, media, publishing, teaching, tourism, IT, and many more.

    Semester 1

    • Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology 5 ECTS
    • Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics 1 5 ECTS
    • Literatures in English 1: Form and Genre 5 ECTS

    Semester 2

    • British, Irish and American History and Society 10 ECTS
    • Communication and Media 5 ECTS
    • Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics 2 5 ECTS
    • Literatures in English 2: Literature in Time 10 ECTS

    University requirements

    You apply online through the Aarhus University self service system. To be able to apply online, you first have to create a self service account. Once you have created your account and logged on the self service system, please select the option "Application form for free movers (non-exchange)".

    Please be aware that you need to start your application within 24 hours of creating the self service account.

    To best prepare your application, it is important to understand the structure and the different locations of Aarhus University. Aarhus University has three different campuses (located in Aarhus, Herning and Emdrup) and is divided into four faculties, which are subdivided into 26 departments.

    Remember when choosing courses that you may only take courses at one location and within one faculty. You may not choose courses at more than two different departments. 

    It is important that you have a relevant academic background for the courses that you apply for. You must have taken courses at your home university within the specific subject field you have applied to in order to be accepted to any of the departments. 

    EU students can sign up for 5 ECTS to 30 ECTS during a semester. To obtain a study and work permit, students from outside the EU/EEA have to study 30 ECTS in total (20 ECTS at one department). If you choose courses at more than one department, it is important that you choose at least 20 ECTS at one department. Students applying for courses at Aarhus BSS, should only apply for courses at one department.

    At the application form, you can apply for housing as well, if needed.

    Documents to be attached with your online application:

    You will be required to attach the following documents to your application:

    • Official transcript of records from your home university (must be in pdf format and must be in English!)
    • Copy/Scan of passport
    • Transcripts from bachelor studies (for master students only)

    Students applying to Aarhus BSS only: Students must upload a letter confirming that they will be able to transfer credits from Aarhus University to a degree at the home institution. If you cannot provide this documentation, you will be assessed according to the admission requirements of the relevant degree programme(s). Students can complete and upload this template or a similar document from the home university.  

    Processing times and notification

    You will be informed approximately six weeks prior to semester start whether you meet the prerequisites to be enrolled in the requested courses. However, as enrolment in courses for free mover students is dependent on available space in the relevant courses, you will not receive final confirmation about course enrolment until approximately two weeks prior to semester start. If there is space left in the courses, you will receive a notification about this and an invoice. Only after the invoice has been paid in full, will you receive a Letter of Enrolment and be enrolled in the requested courses. Please be aware that due to this procedure, Aarhus University cannot guarantee that free mover students will be admitted and enrolled in courses by semester start. 


    Program requirements

    The requirements for admission to the Masters degree programme in English vary according to the track you wish to enrol in.Track A (120 ECTS credits in English)The admission requirements for Track A of the Masters degree programme are a completed Bachelors degree (135 ECTS credits) in English and a supplementary subject (45 ECTS credits) at Bachelors degree level, or a completed Bachelors degree (135 ECTS credits) in another subject and a supplementary subject (45 ECTS credits) in International Communication in English at Bachelors degree level.Examples of Bachelors degrees qualifying for admission to Track A:The Bachelors degree in English (Aarhus University), cf. Article 14 of the Executive Order on Enrolment (in Danish only)The Bachelors degree in English (University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark, Aalborg University)Track B (75 ECTS credits in English with a supplementary subject at Masters degree level of 45 ECTS credits)The admission requirements for Track B of the Masters degree programme are a completed Bachelors degree (135 ECTS credits) in English and a supplementary subject (45 ECTS credits) at Bachelors degree level in another subject taught at upper secondary school.Examples of Bachelors degrees qualifying for admission to Track B:The Bachelors degree in English (Aarhus University) or the Bachelors degree in English (University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark, Aalborg University) with 45 ECTS credits in a supplementary subject taught at upper secondary school.Track C (120 ECTS credits in English aimed at upper secondary school teaching)Track C is an option available to students who have completed a supplementary subject in English at Bachelors degree level and wish to make English their main subject, i.e. to continue studying English.The admission requirements for Track C of the Masters degree programme are a completed Bachelors degree in another subject taught at upper secondary school and a supplementary subject (45 ECTS credits) in English at Bachelors degree level.Language requirementsAdmission to the Masters degree programme in English requires Danish at A level or similar. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 560 TOEFL iBT® test: 83
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