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Master's in Advanced English Studies ranks # 1 in Spain in the area of English Studies and one of the TOP 5 best Master's in the Humanities.

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Courses Offered and Degree Requirements

COURSE CATEGORIES Course Categories
Compulsory (Ob) 3
Electives (Op) 45
External Internships (PE) 0
Final Master Project (TFM) 12
TOTAL CREDITS 60

MASTER OF ADVANCED ENGLISH STUDIES: LANGUAGES AND CULTURES IN CONTACT

The Master Of Advanced English Studies: Languages And Cultures In Contact is a one-year academic program (60 credits). Classes are held at the University of Salamanca during Fall semester, and at the University of Valladolid in the Spring.

Course values range from 3 to 6 credits (ECTS).

The Master is structured along three academic itineraries that offer students a wide range of possibilities. Students can choose from:

  1. English Language and Linguistics Program. This itinerary offers advanced specialization in fundamental aspects of English language and linguistics, grammar, phonetics and phonology, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, English as a Second Language and Language teaching methodologies.
  2. Literature and Culture Program. Modernity and Postmodernity: Discourses and Cultures in Contact. This itinerary offers advanced studies in the field of English and American literature and culture, which includes a survey of the main trends in critical theory and various literary movements, and which familiarizes students with the aesthetics and poetics of all major literary periods seen in their respective socio-historical context, literary genres, comparative studies of different forms of artistic expression, interdisciplinary studies (literature and film), genre studies (narrativity, drama, novel, poetry, short story, metafiction), gender studies, and postcolonial studies.
  3. Combined Program: English Language, and Anglo-American Literature and Culture. Students have the opportunity to design their own itinerary according to their professional and academic goals. In addition to the compulsory requirements, students may design their own plan of study by choosing 45 credits among the subjects offered in both itineraries.

Compulsory Courses

All students, regardless of the itinerary they choose, must take the following compulsory subjects:


Electives/ Optional courses

In addition, students must take an additional 45 credits provided in the following academic tracks:

Academic Itineraries

A) English Language and Linguistics. offers advanced specialization in fundamental aspects of English language and linguistics, grammar, phonetics and phonology, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, English as a Second Language and Language teaching methodologies.

Modules and Courses

Module: “Theoretical approaches”
Corpus Linguistics and its applications
Pedro Fuertes Olivera, Belén López Arroyo, Isabel Pizarro Sánchez
Optional 6cr. Valladolid
Discourse Analysis in English
Pilar Alonso Rodríguez, Luisa Mª González Rodríguez
Optional 6cr. Salamanca
Module: “Analytical approximations”
Phonology, Dialects and Discourse
Fuencisla García-Bermejo Giner, Pilar Sánchez García
Optional 6cr. Salamanca
Comparative Approaches to English Grammar
Carmen Diego Amado, Ramiro Durán Martínez
Optional 6cr. Salamanca
Metacognitive Approaches to Discourse Semantics
Pilar Alonso Rodríguez, Ana Alonso Alonso
Optional 6cr. Salamanca
Pragmatics and its Cross Cultural Perspectives
Consuelo Montes Granado
Optional 6cr. Salamanca
Research on languages in Contact: the Importance of Linguistic Data
Raquel Fernández Fuertes,
Optional 6cr. Valladolid
Module: “Methodological Approaches”
Methodological and Research Resources for English Language Teaching
Enrique Cámara, Esther Alvarez
Optional 3cr. Valladolid
Syllabus design, Production and Evaluation of Methodological material
Elena González Cascos
Optional 3cr. Valladolid
Internships in English Language and Culture Optional 3cr. Salamanca

B) Literature and Culture Program. Modernity and Postmodernity: Discourses and Cultures in Contact. offers advanced studies in the field of English and American literature and culture, which includes a survey of the main trends in critical theory and various literary movements, and which familiarizes students with the aesthetics and poetics of all major literary periods seen in their respective socio-historical context, literary genres, comparative studies of different forms of artistic expression, interdisciplinary studies (literature and film), genre studies (narrativity, drama, novel, poetry, short story, metafiction), gender studies, and postcolonial studies.

Modules and Courses

Module: “The origins of modernity”
Transitions between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Antonio López Santos
Optional 3cr. Salamanca
The Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes
Berta Cano Echevarría, Ana Sáez Hidalgo
Optional 6cr. Valladolid
The Rise and Development of the Novel
Manuel González de la Aleja, Miriam Borham
Optional 3cr. Salamanca
Romantic Imagination
Mª Eugenia Perojo Arronte, Santiago Rodríguez Guerrero-Strachan
Optional 6cr. Valladolid
Module: “Modernity and Postmodernity”
Gender in Postmodernist Literary Discourse
Carlos Herrero Quirós
Optional 3cr. Valladolid
American Poetry and Poetics
Viorica Patea Birk, Román Álvarez Rodríguez
Optional 6cr. Salamanca
Postmodernist Aesthetics
Mª Eugenia Díaz Sánchez
Optional 3cr. Salamanca
The Literary Impact of the Spanish Civil War: Writers Take Sides
Daniel Pastor García, Antonio Rodríguez Celada
Optional 6cr. Salamanca
Module: “Discourses and Cultures in Contact: Exodi, Frontiers and Identities”
Representations of Spain in British and American Literature
José Manuel Barrio Marcos
Optional 3cr. Valladolid
Trans-Nations in American Literature and Culture
Ana Mª Manzanas Calvo
Optional 3cr. Salamanca
Migration and Space in American Culture
Jesús Benito Sánchez
Optional 3cr. Valladolid
Metafiction in Literature and Film
Javier Pardo García
Optional 3cr. Salamanca
Theatre on the Margins: Race, Gender and Empire
Olga Barrios Herrero
Optional 3cr. Salamanca
“The One and the Many”: The Short Story and the Short Story Composite
Mercedes Peñalba García
Optional 3cr. Salamanca
Trans-Canadian Literature
Ana Mª Fraile Marcos
Optional 3cr. Salamanca
Internships in English Language and Culture Optional 3cr. Salamanca

Mixed Itinerary: Language, literature and Anglo-American culture. unites closely linked disciplines, such as language and linguistic research, along with literature and culture. Students have the opportunity to design their own itinerary according to their professional and academic goals. In addition to the compulsory requirements, students may design their own plan of study by choosing 45 credits among the subjects offered in both itineraries.

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