ENGLISH PHILOLOGY

MA PROGRAMME

Admission

Will begin on
April 19, 2022

About the programme

Our MA graduate programme offers the opportunity to grow and interact in a challenging academic environment. Studying English Philology at MA level, apart from developing practical language skills at a high C2 proficiency level of CEFR for languages, encompasses deepening students’ knowledge of selected fields of philological studies. The students may choose to follow one of offered academic paths and pursue their MA thesis in: Literary studies/Cultural studies or Linguistics/Translation studies.

The classes on full time studies are held from Monday through Friday. In 2021-2022 expect the hybrid arrangement of classes. All lecturers are available to students during their office hours to discuss academic issues relating to their courses.

MA studies finish with an MA defense and an MA degree. Graduate studies also prepare candidates for doctoral studies in a similar field.

What makes a difference at Opole University?

A professional team of academic teachers and lecturers supports and guides the graduates in their intellectual growth. The students are educated in modern lecture rooms in the newly renovated historical building of Collegium Maius equipped with modern audiovisual technology and modern computer room with several stands. Our library and the reading room offer access to an extensive collection of Anglo-Saxon literature (more than 37 thousand volumes devoted to various aspects of culture and language of English speaking countries and 100 titles of journals and magazines devoted to teaching).

The Most Important Courses

Apart from academic language skills courses preparing students for C2 level exam (reading, listening, use of English, writing and speaking components), graduate studies of English Philology offer students specialist seminars in the research field of their choice.

 

Academic Language Skills

The Practical English 1 Module includes academic writing, academic text-based speaking, advanced listening, and advanced grammar and academic vocabulary-oriented courses. It aims at preparing students for MA writing activities through composing academic essays and conducting academic discussions. The module also helps students prepare for their C2-Level Practical English Exam.

 

Methods and Directions of Research

Module Specialization 1  introduces the methods and directions of research in the field of studies selected by the candidates – literary studies, culture studies, translation studies, linguistics or applied linguistics.
 

English for Specific Purposes

The module focuses on introducing the student to translation studies and preparing him/her to translation of complex texts from different areas; additionally, one of its most important goals includes developing the student’s communication abilities in speech and writing in the law/business area. The module strives to build in the student a formal linguistic competence through an analysis of academic materials.
Advantages of the programme

Graduates of English Philology finish their studies with strong communication skills in English in writing and speaking at C2 level, ability to search for information in various sources, to analyze and synthesize information, and to work effectively both independently and in teams. They are well prepared for a career in, for example:

 

  • translation and interpretation bureaus
  • public relations
  • publishing houses
  • advertising agencies
  • fundraising organizations
  • commercial, corporate or other business institutions
  • research institutes
  • many other fields that require proficient knowledge of English and liberal arts education.