English Studies

University of Macau

24 months
14348 EUR/year
11470 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Under the taught English Studies from University of Macau, instead of writing a thesis, students will have to complete a project report. As the revision is still in progress and is not approved yet, arrangements are subjected to changes. Details will be announced in due course.


English Studies from University of Macau is designed to develop your knowledge of the language and literatures of the English-speaking world. You 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.


Postgraduate study at the MA level is the gateway to the PhD, which is essential to those seeking to enter the academic profession. A high-level understanding of the English language, and of language and mediation more generally, contributes to success in many administrative and business pursuits.

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


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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

  • International

    14348 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14348 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11470 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11470 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National students tuition for Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong Students - 102,600 MOP
  • Macao students - 72,000 MOP 
  • International students - 128,340 MOP


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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