How can the study of linguistics and literature provide insight into our sense of reality, identity and value systems and develop our understanding of the role of languages in the world and in the mind? The programme comprises courses in English language and linguistics, as well as in British and American literature and culture. Students can specialise in either linguistics or literature, defining their own research projects under supervision. We offer courses in both theoretical and experimental linguistics, as well as in early modern and modern literature.
The Master's programme gives oral and written training in the assessment and testing of different methods of analysis. In the literature courses, there will be advanced training in vocabulary, sense of nuances, and stylistic variation. In the linguistic courses, there will be advanced training in the analysis of language structure and experimental psycholinguistic approaches to the investigation of language processing.
On completion of the study programme, students will have acquired:
In an increasingly globalised world, the workplace puts more and more demands on global insight and experience. UiA seeks to integrate exchange programs in all studies.
The degree qualifies candidates for admission to Ph.D. programmes in either linguistics or literature. Candidates may find relevant work in education, culture, publishing, journalism and public relations, in the public as well as in the private sector, both nationally and internationally.
The general admission requirement is a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent education of a minimum of three years duration (180 ECTS credits).
According to the admission criteria, the major must include a minimum of 80 ECST credits in English. At least 20 credits must be in language courses, and at least 20 credits must be in literature. At least 20 credits must be on the supplementary level (Level 2).
Students must have obtained a weighted average grade of C or better for their English major.
Ranking will be based on the average grade in the major.
Furthermore, admission is granted in accordance with the regulations concerning admission to study programmes and courses at the University of Agder.
Very good English language proficiency in written and oral English equivalent to CEFR level C1.
Students wishing to study a semester abroad, may do so on application. Studies abroad will normally take place in the second semester.
120 ECT Credits