This English Language and Literature programme at Near East University covers a broad range of theoretical approaches and practical skills for the analysis of literature, giving students the opportunity to develop critical and methodological frameworks while undertaking close readings of a wide range of texts.


The English Language and Literature programme at Near East University seeks to provide students with:

  • An appreciation of a range of critical and theoretical perspectives on literature
  • An understanding of the development of English literature with a range of political, social and aesthetic contexts
  • A comprehension of the various styles, genres and media in which English literature has been produced

You can choose a programme with or without theses.

Applicants are expected to have a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in English Language and Literature. However, students with a degree in a related subject may also be eligible for admission. Non-standard entrants will be considered on an individual basis.

The program leading to the M.A. degree is a two year (4 semesters) program of full-time study involving seven taught courses (21 credits) , one seminar course and a thesis.The M.A. program is carried out in accordance with the regulations of the Institute of Social Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Comparative Narratology: Adaptation and 19th Century English Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Contemporary Literary Theory
  • Stylistics 
  • Translation Theory 
  • British Poetry
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Advanced Writing Skills
  • English Language and Linguistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description
      • Master program with thesis - 2 years.
      • Master program without thesis - 1 year and 1 semester ( each semester 6 months)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Graduating from a BSc or BA level undergraduate program (Min. CGPA 2.50)
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL and other Qualifications may be considered.
  • Turkish Proficiency (Required only for foreign students applying to Departments whereby the language of instruction is Turkish.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

 International Students pay € 300/course + 5% VAT. (with 33% scholarship)

Living costs for Mersin

  • 1360 - 1850 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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


  • The information at the bottom of the Conditional Acceptance Letter is very important and must be read through.  
  • The remaining tuition fee part not covered by the scholarship, 5% VAT, bench fee and thesis fees will be financed by the applicant. The Foundation Courses or Preparatory Programs (if required to take) will not be covered by the scholarship.
  • The scholarship for master studies is only valid for 2 years. The student should exceed this duration, they are obliged to pay the necessary fees.
  • The scholarship result covers only tuition fees of Master courses.

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