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English Language and Literature, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #36 (QS) ,
The Department of English Language and Literature 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.


Students 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. Courses in English conversation and composition help students master colloquial English. In addition, the department supports students participating in English-only immersion programs during the summer and winter breaks. After such training at the undergraduate level, students who wish to become professional scholars go on to advanced studies in the graduate program.

Departmental extracurricular activities for undergraduates include field trips; foreign language drama festivals, where students majoring in English direct, produce and act in English-language plays; and volunteer work programs in the countryside. Aside from the department's Student Association, there are student clubs such as the Baseball Team, the Computer Club and the Christian Students Association.

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
  • Credits
    The credit limit for Graduate School students in master's or doctoral programs is 12 or less per semester. alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

How to apply:

  • 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

Living costs for Seoul

  • 1853935 - 1761660 KRW/month
    Living Costs

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