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University of Antwerp


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Master Linguistics and Literary Studies at the University of Antwerp

Taught in English by specialists in the field, the programme combines the study of linguistics with that of literature in English. We offer a range of courses to choose from in the fields of both linguistics and literary studies.
There is only one requirement: you must take at least one linguistics course and one literature course. Literature topics include British women writers, the American historical novel after 1950, representations of New York in 20th century literature, the construction of age, and the work of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. Linguistics courses focus on the use of English in different contexts, how it varies across time and space, and the changes this tends to trigger.

 

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Master Linguistics and Literary Studies: Study Content

Most of the regular courses in our Master’s programme are conceived as interactive seminars with a high degree of student participation. Students are encouraged to improve their oral proficiency and public speaking skills by giving presentations (in group and individually) and engaging in group discussions. Likewise, students get plenty of opportunity to work on their writing skills by producing individual research papers. Students are closely monitored during one or several writing trajectories, which helps them grow as persuasive and engaging writers of academic texts in English.

 

Apart from regular courses, we offer a range of internships (both professional and scientific), and two internationally acclaimed summer schools: Children’s Literature and Digital Humanities. Taking part in one of the summer schools will not only earn you 6 ECTS credits (upon successful completion) and enable you to learn from the best in their field; it will also give you an opportunity to build or extend your own international network and enjoy a different way of learning during a highly intensive one-week course interspersed with social and cultural activities.

 

Assessment Methods

For most courses, a form of continuous assessment is used such as class participation, oral presentations and research papers.

 

Extracurricular Activities

During the Easter break, we organise a field trip to the UK or Ireland, which offers a good mix of leisure and culture and also presents a perfect opportunity to bond with your peers and teachers. The trip flies by as you go from one cultural encounter to another, making the obligatory stops at restaurants and pubs in between. Our local contacts make sure you have an unforgettable time during your stay.

 

Learning Outcomes

In the literature courses, you will acquire close reading skills that will allow you to deal with some of the most challenging authors of the 20th and 21st centuries. In the linguistics courses, you will gain insight into the social and cognitive dimensions of variation in English, learn to carry out your own corpus research and to report on the results.
In both fields, reading academic literature will familiarise you with leading literary and linguistic theories and teach you to use them in your primary text or data analysis. The courses will also teach you to put your reading and research into a broader contemporary sociocultural context.

 

More generally, the programme will enable you to develop your general academic skills (critical reading, scientific reporting), as well as your oral and written English proficiency and presentation skills in English. You will also refine your argumentative thinking by participating in seminar discussions and writing research papers.

 


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Master Linguistics and Literary Studies: Career

Because of the wide range of skills you acquire in our Master’s programme, job opportunities after graduation are ample. The list below is far from exhaustive, but it gives you a sense of how your degree can help shape your future career:

 

  • Education
  • Media
  • Book publishing
  • Communication
  • Creative writing
  • Translation services
  • Cultural sector
  • Private sector
  • Academic research

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Master Linguistics and Literary Studies: Admission requirements

Degree requirements

You have an academic Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Literary Studies. If you hold another Bachelor’s degree, the faculty will propose a preparatory programme (content and duration depend on your previous education).

 

Language requirements

  • If English is not your first or native language, you must provide evidence of advanced written and spoken English skills.
  • All students starting in the Master of Linguistics and Literary Studies have to demonstrate level C1 (Effective Operational Proficiency) of the Common European Framework of Reference.
  • Accepted minimal qualifications: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) level 110-120 IBT, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of at least 7.0 in each testing area and Interuniversity Test of Academic English (ITACE) level C1.

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Why choose UAntwerp

Our university is located in the city of Antwerp, in the heart of Belgium and Europe. The port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world. The city of Antwerp is not just an ancient medieval and baroque city, full of history. It is also a bustling metropolis with a vibrant social scene, impressive architecture and cultural contrasts. Over 170 nationalities live here, more than in New York! This cosmopolitan vibe is also reflected at the University of Antwerp.

 

First-rate research and education make the University of Antwerp a wonderful place to study and to work. We foster the nexus between research and education. Internationalisation is key to our mission. It is no coincidence that the University of Antwerp is a partner in a highly promising European University Network, the Young Universities for the Future of Europe www.YUFE.eu.

 

As home away from home to over 20,000 students, the University of Antwerp prides itself on operating on a human scale. Our faculty and staff will welcome you into top-notch infrastructure on one of our four campuses. While you’re here you are also invited to enjoy our vibrant cultural programming, sports facilities and many other available student services.

 


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Orientation year

After completing your studies you can choose to look for work opportunities in Belgium. You can apply for an orientation year and extend your stay in Belgium by 12 months. Guidance and administrative assistance with this process is available through the university.


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Institution

University of Antwerp


Location: Stadscampus Universiteit Antwerpen Kleine Kauwenberg 14
2000 Antwerpen
Belgien
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Antwerpen

Field of study

Literature & Linguistics

Degree

Master of Linguistics and Literary Studies

Language

English

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Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 1092,10 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 5800 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Antwerpen

Field of study

Literature & Linguistics

Degree

Master of Linguistics and Literary Studies

Language

English

Start

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 1092,10 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 5800 EUR / year

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