Degree of Bachelor in education, social sciences or the humanities, and the equivalent of Swedish secondary school English 6.
A professional qualification specializing in teaching that comprises 180 credits, and the equivalent of Swedish secondary school English 6.
The English and Education Master's Programme provides Swedish and international students with the opportunity to advance their knowledge of theoretical issues pertaining to the field of English and Education. The programme may be used to deepen knowledge and strengthen skills already obtained via a previous professional teaching degree or university degree or to provide a pedagogically-oriented alternative to completing a master's degree focused solely on English Studies.
The programme consists of 120 higher education credits, 90 of which comprise compulsory courses at the advanced level and 30 of which comprise elective courses corresponding to higher education credits at the basic, first-cycle or advanced, second-cycle level. The compulsory courses are offered sequentially during the first and second semesters. For the third and fourth semesters, students have the option to conduct their thesis work in semester three and complete their 30 elective credits in semester four, or they may complete their 30 elective credits in semester three and conduct their thesis work in semester four. In the case that students have previous first-cycle or second-cycle courses in the Humanities or Social Sciences that were not used towards completion of another higher education degree, they may apply to have this coursework credited towards the required elective courses in the English and Education Master's degree.
The introductory semester provides students with a common entry point regardless of previous disciplinary background and/or subject environment. The first and second semester coursework provides an overview of the different main tracks which can be followed in this research environment (Language and Literature Didactics). The inclusion of elective thematic courses affords students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge within their own chosen field(s) of specialization and to tailor unique, individual profiles for their education. For their 30-credit thesis project, students will conduct extensive, in-depth independent work in a chosen topic area.
Throughout the progression of courses, English language development and language proficiency are clearly represented as focal points, and a systematic focus is placed on the use of different text types in speech and writing. The scientific approach is strongly emphasized throughout the program, and students will continually work to further develop their ability to formulate problems, narrow research questions, search, select and critically review information, link reasoning to theories, and to choose methods based on subject selection. In addition, students will work to further develop their ability to carry out various types of investigations, collect data, process and analyze data, and compile and report results.
The two-year Master's in English and Education consists of three semesters (90 credits, advanced level) that are program-specific, and one semester (30 credits) of non-compulsory courses. The three obligatory semesters are structured in the following way.
• English and Education: Literature and Education, 7,5 credits
• English and Education: The Building Blocks of English: Sounds and Words, 7,5 credits
• English and Education: Theory of Science and Academic Writing, 7,5 credits
• English and Education: Green Cultural Studies and English Teaching, 7,5 credits
• English and Education: Language Teaching in Theory and Practice I, 7,5 credits
• English and Education: Language Teaching in Theory and Practice II, 7,5 credits
• English and Education: Sociolinguistics, 7,5 credits
• English and Education: Content integrated learning, 7,5 credits
Semester 3 (alternatively Semester 4)
• English and Education: Master’s thesis, 30 credits
In addition, students must complete 30 credits in elective courses from the Humanities or Social Sciences at the basic, first-cycle or advanced, second-cycle level.
Note! Semester 1, autumn 2024.
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