Who is the degree aimed at?

The Master's Degree in English Language, Literature and Culture is aimed both at students who have completed their B.A. degrees and wish to pursue their education and those already working who wish to obtain a recognised qualification in the area of English Studies and update the skills obtained hitherto. As the programme is taught entirely in English, it also welcomes students from abroad.

More specifically, this M.A. aims at building on knowledge and competencies acquired during the B.A. degree, as well as preparing students for a professional career using English. It also aims to broaden the scientific horizons of all those already working, as is the case of teachers. Given that classes take place from 6PM to 10PM, on Wednesday and Thursday, working students find it possible to attend them.

What can I do with my degree?

The Master's Degree in English Language, Literature and Culture prepares students for a wide range of careers where English is the working language, providing students with the speaking and writing skills required to work in an English-speaking professional environment, such as the so-called "language industries": teaching, communication, translation, editorial supervision, advertising, public relations, and tourism. It also establishes a solid basis for those who wish to pursue research careers in English Studies within Ph.D. degrees. As a recognised post-Bologna degree, it is a qualification that will be acknowledged in a variety of international contexts.

What will I study?

Students will study subjects in three areas: Linguistics, Literature and Culture. The approach is both theoretical and practical, combining the historical and the contemporary. The programme focuses on the English and North-American contexts as well as other international backdrops where English is a language of communication. Through the choice of optional subjects, students are encouraged to create individualised professional paths which take into account their future careers, as well as their present professional needs and requirements. 

The Study Plan is the following:
  • Compulsory subjects: 
    • Literatures in English 
    • Theory of the Literary Text 
    • Contemporary English Culture 
    • Language and Society in the Anglophone Context 
    • Dissertation OR Project 
  • Optional subjects: 
    • British Cinema 
    • Early English and Culture 
    • English Literature [Narrative] 
    • English Poetry 
    • Irish Studies 
    • North-American Literature and Culture 
    • Theatre and Performance 
When does it work?

The Master's degree in English Language, Literature and Culture works in the post-work hours (from 6pm to 10pm) on Wednesdays and Thursdays, which allows student workers to attend classes.
The first semester of the next edition will begin in September 2017.

When can I apply? 
  • 1st application – 18 May 2017 to 9 June 2017; 
  • 2nd application – 10 July 2017 to 21 July 2017; 
  • 3rd application – 28 August 2017 to 08 September 2017.
Who can I contact for further information? 

MA Coordinator:
Prof. Isabel Ermida

MA Secretary:
Ms Elisabete Lago
elago@ilch.uminho.pt; pedagogico@ilch.uminho.pt
253 604 173