English studies (Literature, Linguistics, Culture)

Name of programme                          ENGLISH STUDIES (Literature, Culture, Linguistics)

Qualification awarded                        Master in Humanities

Field of study                                     Philology

Study area                                         Humanities

Length of the programme                  2 years (4 semesters)

Scope of programme (ECTS)           120 ECTS

Language of instruction                     English

Location                                             Vilnius, Lithuania

Starting date                                      1st of September

Tuition fee for Non-EU students        TBC


Why English studies?

The second-cycle English Studies Programme is unique in the Baltic States. It covers three aspects of study: literatures written in the English language, English linguistics and culture of English-speaking countries, mainly, the United Kingdom and USA. The three components are interrelated; however, students are provided with an array of optional courses, which help them narrow down their area of study to one aspect, if they are inclined to do so.

The basic aim of the programme is to develop students’ critical and independent thinking and to improve decision making abilities, rather than to provide them with knowledge in the subjects studied. 
The style of studying is focused on the dynamic roles of both teachers and learners:

·        interactive lectures, seminars, group work, case studies;

·        individual/team presentations;

·        thought-provoking and challenging assignments.


• Bachelor or an equivalent qualification obtained at the institutions of Higher Education. 
• Applicants whose first language is not English and whose primary language of instruction of their Bachelor‘s programme completed was not English are required to prove their English proficiency by submitting the results: IELTS score: 6.5; TOEFL score: 560 (paper based) or 90 (iBT internet –based test); CAE certificate (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English); CPE certificate (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency).


Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme which gives an opportunity to study at Partner University for 1 or 2 semesters or do internship abroad.


The programme prepares graduates for an academic career (research in linguistics, literary and cultural studies), for a career in education (as teachers or lecturers, teaching or educational administration) and in publishing, translation agencies.

·        Academic career: researchers, linguists, literary scholars, cultural critics;

·        Career in education: teachers or lecturers, teaching or educational administration;

·        Graduates have the potential to undertake jobs in the media and arts, advertising, in publishing, translation agencies, in the leisure industry, administration and the civil service;

·        Analytical and organizational skills, knowledge of languages and understanding of foreign cultures acquired can lead to a career in the media, tourism, the Civil Service and various public services.

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