Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

English Language and Literature (MA)

Duration 2 Years
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About the Program

The M.A. in English Language and Literature Program, which is accredited by the Higher Education Council of Turkey, enable students to pursue their literary and critical research interests with highly qualified and experienced faculty members. The program focuses on the most contemporary and interdisciplinary developments related to the field, such as the understanding of the importance of critical theories for the study of literature. The aim of the program is thus, to provide students with the most modern education on literature. Thesis guidance enables students to pursue individual, independent courses of readings and research in their chosen field of interest, working with a professor who has similar or related interests. The curriculum provides a foundation on literary and cultural studies for graduates who wish to teach or to continue their research at Ph.D. level.

Education Opportunities

It is compulsory to study at least German and French languages along with English in this department, during four years of education. This enables students to learn another foreign language. In addition, students have the opportunity to take elective courses from the Department of English Language Teaching or from other related departments. Students are also offered courses on using computers in accordance with the requirements of the subjects they would specialize in. Our students are given an opportunity to develop projects with their teachers and participate in international symposiums and conferences. Our teaching staff guides each student in person and according to their interests. Our university has a multicultural milieu having students from all over the world.

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Career Areas

Graduates of this department can enroll in the formation program in teaching and gain the right to teach English as English teachers. Our graduates can also be employed as research fellows and instructors, or work as interpreters or translators in relevant fields in public and private sectors. Graduates of the program will be prepared to pursue a doctoral degree in English; to teach at higher education institutions as instructors; or work in diverse job environments outside the academia, where their knowledge of the field, their linguistic, interpretive, and research skills are in demand. Graduates with the talent and interest can join the literary world and write their own short stories, novels and poems. They can also become art, literary writing and theater play critics.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE

Course code

ELLE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES

Course code

ELLE502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE I

Course code

ELLE5X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE II

Course code

ELLE5X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Second Semester
SEMINAR

Course code

ELLE590

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

4
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ELECTIVE III

Course code

ELLE5X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE IV

Course code

ELLE5X4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE V

Course code

ELLE5X5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Third Semester
THESIS

Course code

ELLE500

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

Optional modules

SHORT STORY ANALYSIS

Course code

ELLE509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

STYLISTICS

Course code

ELLE505

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

COMPARATIVE NOVEL

Course code

ELLE504

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
COMPARATIVE NOVEL
CONTEMPORARY BRITISH POETRY

Course code

ELLE516

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

BRITISH DRAMA FROM 1950 TO THE PRESENT

Course code

ELLE512

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SATIRE IN ENGLISH LITERATURE

Course code

ELLE515

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

Course code

ELTE509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
APPLIED LİNGUISTICS FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Course code

ELTE521

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
COMARATIVE DRAMA

Course code

ELLE506

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

BRITISH - IRISH DRAMA

Course code

ELLE511

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ACADEMIC WRITING

Course code

ELLE517

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS

Course code

ELTE516

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
LANGUAGE TESTING

Course code

ELTE506

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
ENGLISH LITERATURE-I

Course code

ELTE203

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

This introductory course includes brief cultural history of British and American literature and literary works written in English, fundamental terms and techniques used while studying a literary text, introduction to the major genres and styles in literature, and introduction to the movements and periods in literature in English. Students analyze the content and style of various literary texts such as short story, poem, drama and novel representing different periods and genres of English literature. This course also focuses on developing an appreciation for literature’s contribution to our understanding of life. Students use literary tools to analyze and critically evaluate the works they have read. This course, through classroom discussions, aims to help students gain a critical perspective towards the texts.
ENGLISH LITERATURE-II

Course code

ELTE204

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

This course explores a variety of literary texts from a range of eras and writers of British and American literature and literary works written in English, accordingly. Students will have the chance to practice their knowledge about key terms and concepts by analyzing literary texts in order to identify these concepts and their use in a text. The course will provide a solid foundation about the fundamental movements and periods in literature written in English. Through the use of selected literary texts from various periods, fundamental concepts, terms, techniques and literary, philosophical and scientific approaches and movements will be examined. Student teachers are expected to prepare focused writing assignments on designated topics.
TEFL METHODOLOGY

Course code

ELTE505

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
İkinci Dil Öğretim Yöntemleri
RESEARCH METHODS IN ELT

Course code

ELTE513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
PROBLEMS IN INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

Course code

INRE503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
As a sub-field of International Relations discipline, the scope of International Security Studies gradually broadens. Therefore, this course examines major traditional and new theoretical approaches to International Security Studies as well as the different aspects of the contemporary international security issues, events, structures and processes. The course also aims to develop analytical and critical skills of the graduate students to comprehend and discuss the specific cases in the changing conceptual/theoretical framework of International Security by referring to different sectors of security such as military, economy, society, politics, energy and environment.
DRAMA IN LANGUAGE CLASSES

Course code

ELTE613

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

TRNC Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity card.

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Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

International Applicants- Required documents;

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Evidence of English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5). Students without these documents will take the CIU English proficiency exam on campus following arrival.
  • Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate
  • CV
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application)

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Cyprus International University provides academic scholarships for its students as an incentive for success, with most students benefiting from 50%, 75% or 100% scholarships or discounted tuition fees. Click for more information.

Fee pe​r course     € 350,00
Fee for thesis     € 1.050,00
Fee for seminar     € 120,00 
Scientific Foundation per course     € 150,00
Registration and other fees* € 245,00
Student Union fee € 50,00    
  VAT Exc.

*Applies to 1st. Year students. € 195,00 for others.