Official master's degree in Advanced English Studies

This programme will expand your knowledge of the English language, how to acquire and use it, as well as of its cultures and literatures, in an international and multilingual environment

Content Official Master's Degree in Advanced English Studies

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Master description

The MA in Advanced English Studies (60 ECTS credits) is an official UAB MA. It is structured into two areas of specialisation:

1) Multilingualism and Acquisition of English

2) Literature and Cultural Studies

The master's degree provides 27 ECTS credits common to both areas of specialisation; the remaining 33 credits are organised as follows (per specialisation):

  •  An obligatory 9-credit module
  • 24 credits of optional 6-credit modules

Students not wishing to pursue a specific area of specialisation will be able to choose from all the optional subjects offered by this master's degree (from either of the two areas of specialisation) and take the obligatory module of their choice without this requiring them to select one of the areas of specialisation.

The master’s degree is taught over two semesters within a single academic year and is research-oriented, although it also offers an optional placement module.

Course begins on

28/09/2020

Study plan structure

 

 

Type Credits
Compulsory 15
Optional 33
Master Thesis 12
TOTAL 60

 

Specialisation in Literature and Cultural Studies

 

Module Credits Type
Advanced Academic Abilities 15 OB
Master's Degree Dissertation 12 OB
Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism: Adultery and Marriage in Nineteenth-Century Fiction 9 OT*
Gender Studies: New Sexualities / New Textualities 6 OT**
Internship 6 OT**
Love and Death in American Literature 6 OT**
Modernity: Art, War, and Crisis 6 OT**
Post-colonialism: Desire and the Other 6 OT**
The Eighteenth Century: The Seduction Plot and the Rise of the Novel 6 OT**
The Renaissance: Desire in Poetry and Drama from Shakespeare to Milton 6 OT**

* Specialization Compulsory
** Optional, you must take 18 credits in the first half and 6 in the second

 

Specialisation in Multilingualism and Acquisition of English

 

 

Module Credits Type
Advanced Academic Abilities 15 OB
Master's Degree Dissertation 12 OB
Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods 9 OT*
Contexts of Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA) 6 OT**
English Language Teaching Methodologies and New Technologies 6 OT**
Internship 6 OT**
Multilingualism in the Mind 6 OT**
Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism: A Critical Approach 6 OT**
The Acquisition of English Syntax and Morphology 6 OT**
The Acquisition of Phonology and Lexical Access in English as a Second Language 6 OT**

* Specialization Compulsory
** Optional, you must take 18 credits in the first half and 6 in the second

 

Without Specialisation

 

 

Module Credits Type
Advanced Academic Abilities 15 OB
Master's Degree Dissertation 12 OB
Contexts of Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA) 6 OT
English Language Teaching Methodologies and New Technologies 6 OT
Gender Studies: New Sexualities / New Textualities 6 OT
Internship 6 OT
Love and Death in American Literature 6 OT
Modernity: Art, War, and Crisis 6 OT
Multilingualism in the Mind 6 OT
Post-colonialism: Desire and the Other 6 OT
Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods 9 OT
Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism: A Critical Approach 6 OT
The Acquisition of English Syntax and Morphology 6 OT
The Acquisition of Phonology and Lexical Access in English as a Second Language 6 OT
The Eighteenth Century: The Seduction Plot and the Rise of the Novel 6 OT
The Renaissance: Desire in Poetry and Drama from Shakespeare to Milton 6 OT
Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism: Adultery and Marriage in Nineteenth-Century Fiction 9 OT

 

 

OB: Compulsory
OT: Optional

 

Discontinuation of courses

All optional subjects are not scheduled each year.

Additional information about the study plan