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MA in English Studies for the Professions

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any subject or the equivalent from a recognised institution.

  • In the case of applicants intending to specialise in English Language Arts, English Language Studies or English Language Teaching, preference will be given to those who majored in English or a communication-related field.

  • Applicants wishing to specialise in English for the Professions are not expected to have majored in English or a communication-related field.

  • Applicants are expected to meet ONE of the following requirements:

    • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 96 or above for the internet-based test; or 590 or above for the paper-based test; OR

    • An overall Band Score of at least 7 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); OR

    • A level of competence in English as demonstrated in the admission interview and written test set by the Department of English and Communication, which indicates that the applicant* is capable of studying successfully at the taught MA level.

  • * This only applies to either native English speakers or non-native English applicants with a Bachelor’s degree from a university using English as the medium of instruction (EMI). Non-native speakers or applicants without a Bachelor’s degree from an EMI university still have to fulfil the University-wide minimum language requirements. Exceptional cases shall be considered individually.


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