The programme has been designed to fit the requirements of the developing work and academic environment and to provide graduates with solid competences that will make them competitive in the job market.
The programme English Studies – Literature and Culture comprises many disciplines. Literature studies and culture studies are related to each other and also to other disciplines, such as history, psychology, sociology, as well as to recently emerging fields of study such as ecocriticism, animal studies or media studies.
At the start, students select their MA seminar from the available offer. In addition to the MA thesis related classes, students have the opportunity to take courses and monographic lectures in other disciplines, i.e. linguistics and social studies. Though students are obligated to attend some compulsory courses, the majority of their study experience consists of elective courses tailored to individual interests and needs. The level of study personalization offered at our Institute cannot be matched by research facilities that have not adopted a course system.
This programme makes it possible for students to broaden their knowledge of the literature, culture and history of the Anglosphere and to get familiar with methodological tools necessary to research literature and culture, both in the traditional understanding as well as in more modern forms of visual and new media culture. The diploma they receive upon graduation explicitly states that they are specialists in literature.
Students also have a chance to get introduced to substantial fundamentals of translation practice, including the translation of literature, and are equipped with soft skills in order to facilitate their successful performance in the job market.
The language of instruction is English.