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.

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.


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


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