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English Studies

University of Macau

24 months
7924 EUR/year
3803 EUR/year
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The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Macau offers a two-year MA in English Studies that is designed to develop your knowledge of the language and literatures of the English-speaking world. 


English Studies from University of Macau will expand your knowledge of English linguistics and literature and develop your skills in reading, writing, speaking and critical analysis. After the course you will be better equipped for further academic study, or for a professional career in a world where a deep knowledge of English is increasingly a passport to success. The programme benefits from the presence of staff members who can all draw on international experience of research and teaching.

There are two possible modes of study in the MA in English Studies programme:

  • the English Studies mode (academic thesis option) offers students the opportunity to develop an extended independent research project (20,000 words) alongside taught courses. It is particularly recommended for those students wishing to pursue PhD studies locally or overseas.
  • the Applied English mode (applied thesis option) offers a wider range of taught courses alongside a shorter research project (10,000 words). It is particularly recommended for those students who wish to broaden their experience of English linguistics and literature by taking advanced taught courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Linguistics Research Methods
  • Comparative Chinese–English Structure
  • Course Design for English Language Learning’
  • Current Trends and Issues in Language Learning
  • Descriptive Linguistics
  • First Language Acquisition
  • Language Variation
  • Materials Design and Evaluation
  • Phonology
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Syntax – The Structure of English
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Evaluation and Assessment of Language Use
  • Children’s Literature
  • China in English Literature
  • Cinema Studies
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Writing
  • Cultural Theory and Literary Criticism
  • Drama & Theatre Studies
  • Eighteenth-Century English Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or academic background recognized as equivalent by the University of Macau. An applicant may also be required to possess other knowledge or professional experience.
  • Applicants should have achieved the equivalent of an overall result of Grade C+ or better in the Bachelor’s degree studies.The equivalent means 2.3 on the 4.0 GPA scale, 14 on the 20-point scale or 70 out of 100.
  • Proof of English Proficiency - Obtained a Level 6 of the College English Test (CET) score of 430 or; Obtained a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based examination)/ 80 (Internet-based examination) or; An IELTS overall score of 6.0 or above with no sub-score lower than 5.5 or; Passed the Level 4 or Level 8 of the Test for English Majors (TEM).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7924 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15849 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    3803 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7607 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Macao Students - 72,000 MOP
  • Non-Macao Students - 150,000 MOP

Living costs for Macao

7725 - 11167 MOP /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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