Programme, master’s level
120 credits
Malmö daytime 100%
29 August, 2022 - 2 June, 2024
Full tuition fee: 160000 SEK
Apply by 17 January
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If you have knowledge of languages, you have the potential to work in many different professions. Knowledge and learning in languages are beneficial in most industries, including as a teacher, communicator, human resource officer, or business leader.

Björn Sundmark, Professor of English Literature

About the education

This Master’s programme focuses on English language education. With the guidance of our expert faculty, you will study methods of English language teaching, the integration of technolo­gy in the classroom, educational theory, and research in second language acquisition.

The programme is largely integrated with the regular English teacher programme at Malmö University, which means that you will be part of a larger, vibrant student community.

English and Education

The programme immerses you in developing practical techniques, methods, and materials for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), such as virtual exchange, storytelling and creative writing.

You also will study English grammar in the context of TESOL, investigate adolescent language development and explore bilingual and multicultural education.

Areas of special expertise exist in the fields of second language learning, creative writing, children’s literature, sociolinguistics, educational linguistics, and psycholinguistics.

The program allows you to build on the solid foundation of your bachelor’s degree in language(s), linguistics, literature, anthropology or sociology, education, or a related area.

Course structure

The two-year Masters in English and Education consists of three semesters (90 credits) that are programme-specific, and one semester (30 credits) of non-compulsory courses.

The three obligatory semesters are organized in the following way:

  • Green Cultural Studies and English Teaching; Theory of Science and Academic Writing; The Building Blocks of English: Sounds and Words; Literature and Education (Autumn semester)
  • Language Teaching in Theory and Practice I and II; Sociolinguistics; Content integrated learning (Spring semester)
  • Master’s thesis (Autumn semester)

The optional courses could either be chosen from non-obligatory courses on offer at Malmö University or be taken at a partner university, or consist in previously taken courses which have been validated on entering the programme.

Your future career paths

With a Master’s degree in English and Education, you are attractive for employers looking for a highly qualified individual with expert knowledge in language education.

An international MA in English and Education also provides you with the academic background you need in order to apply for doctoral studies in language education and related fields of research.

Entry requirements and selection

Here you can find the entry requirements, as well as how the available study places are distributed between applicants in the selection.

For general admissions enquiries please contact the Admissions Office: admissions@mau.se

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor in education, social sciences or the humanities, including 15 credits from an independent project, and the equivalent of Swedish secondary school English 6.

Alternatively,

A professional qualification specializing in teaching that comprises 180 credits, of which 15 credits from an independent project, and the equivalent of Swedish secondary school English 6.

Selection

University credits completed 100%

"Students are offered advanced studies and specialisation in both English and education"

Björn Sundmark, Professor of English Literature, outlines the valuable knowledge and experience students gain during the master's degree programme and explains why language and learning skills are needed in working life.

"Students are offered advanced studies and specialisation in both English and education"

Björn Sundmark, Professor of English Literature, outlines the valuable knowledge and experience students gain during the master's degree programme and explains why language and learning skills are needed in working life.

How does the master's programme prepare students for working life?

In the job market, there’s a great need for people who are proficient in languages. If you have knowledge of languages, you have the potential to work in many different professions. Knowledge and learning in languages are beneficial in most industries, including as a teacher, communicator, human resource officer, or business leader.

Education in languages can create new opportunities in the international labour market. The programme also gives students the chance to proceed to third-cycle education. Today, there’s a great need for humanities researchers and social scientists whose research is focused on education and didactics.

What are the main things that students will learn during the programme?

Students will gain subject knowledge of English alongside a specialisation in education. You will acquire advanced level knowledge in literary studies, foreign language learning, grammar, linguistics, sociolinguistics, language development, and cultural studies. Through the education, the students receive a didactic insight into language and literature.

What makes the programme unique?

The master's programme is unique in that students are offered advanced studies and specialisation in both English and education. Malmö University provides an opportunity for international and Swedish students to study a master’s degree that is taught entirely in English. The programme has an international character, with students from several countries bringing various experiences and educational backgrounds.

Why are Malmö University and Sweden good choices?

Internationally, there is a strong interest in Sweden’s educational system. Malmö University has the largest teacher training programme in the country and a great amount of experience in delivering high quality education. Teachers at the Faculty of Education and Society are experts in their subjects. Malmö is a multicultural, multilingual city, where most people speak English.

What type of academic backgrounds are appropriate for the programme?

The programme is aimed at people with previous education in teaching as well as those with other academic backgrounds, for example in social sciences or humanities. Students with previous teacher education can deepen and broaden that education and qualify to teach English.

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