|Study location||Denmark, Århus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree (135 ECTS credits) in English and a supplementary subject (45 ECTS credits) at Bachelor’s degree level.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Danish / Norwegian / Swedish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
If the documents mentioned above are not in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English, they must be accompanied by translations into English. The translations of your diploma and grade transcript must be officially certified translations into English, either by your home institution or a certified translator. The course description may be translated by yourself, but certified by your university.
NB! Your language test results cannot be older than 2 years (incl. CAE, CPE).
When you sign up for an IELTS or TOEFL test, you must also ask the test institution to send your test results to AU. The university will use the results sent by the testing institution to validate your document. The Aarhus University TOEFL code is 8935 (select “Other department not listed”).
It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken your English language test and obtained the required result. Instead you must submit documentation that you have signed up for a test.
Please also provide the following:
1. An official description of the marking scale used at your home university.
2. A copy of a major paper (e.g. Bachelor’s project) which is part of the degree.
!NB As the programme only admits a limited number of students each year, meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to the programme.
English is the fastest-developing language in the world, growing at about one new word every two hours. It is the native language of 350 million people and the second language of many more. It is the language of
globalisation, and organisations worldwide are increasingly agreeing on English as their official business language. As the importance and prevalence of English continue to rise, it is more and more necessary for climbing up the career ladder. Students who enrol in the MA in English programme have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language, culture, history and society of the English-speaking world.
• Students work within the three main sub-disciplines of English – literature and history, language, and society and culture;
• Students study a unique combination of area studies, language and culture, and the creative economy and cultural industries;
• Students can do an internship with a company or organisation, or spend a semester studying abroad.
The following are the five most common jobs for English graduates:
Upper secondary school teacher. Many English graduates teach at upper secondary school, and as English as a subject was strengthened with the reform of upper secondary school education, the future looks bright if this is what you dream of doing.
Communication and IT. With the excellent language and communication skills acquired during the degree programme, English graduates are qualified to work in the communication and IT industries as communication advisors, web editors or text writers, etc.
Administration and organisation. English is the working language in a growing number of workplaces, and many English graduates are therefore employed as consultants, heads of department or project managers.
Teaching and research. English graduates also teach at other institutions than upper secondary schools, for example at training colleges, universities, language schools as well as at folk high schools and within continuing education.
Translation and interpreting. The degree programme qualifies students for translation and interpreting work at, for example, international companies and organisations within the EU and the UN.