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University of Mauritius

Moka , n/a ,Mauritius

MA in English Studies

The Department of English Studies is committed to furthering the understanding of English language and literature in the context of contemporary culture and society. Using approaches that provide theoretical, linguistic, literary and cultural perspectives, the Department focuses on the political as well as the aesthetic dimensions of English as a form of communication and artistic expression.

The Department of English Studies is offering a four-year full time BA (Hons)/MA in English Studies. The BA/MA degree programme is designed to provide knowledge and competence in the fields of literature, language, culture and society for a wide range of professions in such sectors as teaching, the civil service, the media or public relations. A key objective of the Department of English Studies is to offer training in theories and methods of literary/critical thinking as well as their application in practical contexts. By focusing on specific genres and texts, we encourage students to engage in critical practices that make them aware of the effects of social, political, cultural, historical, and ideological formations on individuals and society.

The identity of the Department is framed by the selection of key themes that define its curriculum:

1. Canonical Literature

2. Language and Linguistics

3. Postcolonial and Multicultural Studies

4. Critical/Literary Theory

5. Popular Culture and Cultural Theory

6. Cultural Studies

7. Gender Studies

8. American Studies

9. Indian Ocean Literatures

Skills & Knowledge Outcomes

1. Knowledge of major literary and linguistic genres, concepts, theories

2. Critical Thinking

3. Independent Thinking

4. Written and Oral Communication Skills

5. Creativity

6. Cross-cultural Awareness

7. Research Skills


  • Aug Deadline: June

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

For Masters programs, a first honors degree is important with at least upper second class.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 6600 USD
    Annual Cost of Living: 5500 USD
    Application Fee: 50 USD
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