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English Language and Literature, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #36 (QS) ,
The Department of English Language and Literature from Seoul National University trains students in English language skills necessary for scholarly research, and provides students with in-depth knowledge of a broad range of subjects in the fields of English linguistics and literature.

About

Students from this English Language and Literature program from Seoul National University may specialize either in English linguistics or English and American literature. Undergraduates are required to take a broad range of courses in both linguistics and literature in order to build up their language skills. 

The literature concentration consists of courses in poetry, novels, drama, and literary criticism. Extensive coursework in these various genres not only enables students to appreciate English and American literature, but provides them with important literary skills: composition, literary analysis and criticism. 

The linguistics concentration consists of required coursework in English grammar, the history of the development of the English language, and English phonetics. 

Career

Graduates of the department have played a crucial role in the field of English language and literature within Korea, and this role is only likely to increase in the future. Graduates of the department have found success as writers and literary critics, as shown by the example of many graduates active in those fields. Many graduates of the department have pursued successful careers in politics, government, business, and industry as well.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English Grammar 
  • Survey of English Linguistics 
  • English Literature from Restoration to Reform Bills 
  • English Literature up to Milton 
  • 19th —Century American Novel 
  • Structure of English
  • English Writing 
  • 20th —Century English Literature 
  • Applied English Linguistics 
  • American Literature up to 1900 
  • History of English Language 
  • Shakespeare 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Print out after completing online application
  • Personal Statement and Study Plan
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from two different professors with stamp or signature on sealed envelope
  • Official Bachelor's Transcript and Degree or Graduation Certificate
  • Official Master's Transcript and Degree or Graduation Certificate
  • A Copy of the Applicant's Passport
  • Copies of both parents' passports
  • Official document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and parents
  • Financial Certification
  • Additional materials required to applicants for programs in Fine Arts, Music, Physical Education, Music Education Major or Fine Arts Education Major

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5606 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2803 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5606 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2803 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
KRW 3,278,000

Living costs for Seoul

  • 1853935 - 1761660 KRW/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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