MA English Studies

Studying English (Phonetics and Phonology) at the Master’s degree level would not only expose prospective students to the exercises in mastery grasp of the rudiments of the course, it would also present them with convincing and easy-to memorise, speak and articulate the segmental and suprasegmental sounds of the course, among other things.

September or January entry

Start date

2 years

Duration

₦1,400,000

Fees per session

Studying English (Phonetics and Phonology) at the Master’s degree level would not only expose prospective students to the exercises in mastery grasp of the rudiments of the course, it would also present them with convincing and easy-to memorise, speak and articulate the segmental and suprasegmental sounds of the course, among other things.

The various speech training, exercises and texts studied at this level are meant to make students versatile in their areas of specialisation such as in the mass media, public places, politics, educational institutions, among other places of human endeavour.

Studying English (Contrastive Linguistics and Error Analysis) at the Master’s degree level would make prospective students to be vast with the rules and regulation of contrastive linguistics, understand causes of, and areas of convergence and divergence between two languages, among several other aspects of language issues. Exercises in mastery grasp of the rudiments of the course, would expose students to various theories and hypotheses of the course, among other cognate terms, thus making them global citizens.

MA English Language: (Semantics)

Knowledge of semantic studies (MA) enables the students to acquire skills necessary for the effective encoding of meaning into the groups of words as well as decoding speakers’ and sentence (intended) meanings from larger linguistic units. Thus, semantics is an important aspect of knowledge acquisition which can be utilized in every facet of societal endeavour particularly in politics, media and public relations sectors.

MA English Language: (Advanced Stylistics)

Advanced Stylistics inculcates in the students the skills of appropriate choice of presentation of information, spoken or written, (dictions, tones, and lexical structures) to suit specific formal and/or informal sectors in the society. It equips the students with the ability to effectively and efficiently use language in varied interactions thus, reducing conflict through effective communicative styles.

Study Modules

First Semester

S/NC/RCodeCourse TitleCRH
1CELL 801

African Politics3
2CELL 803Contemporary Political Analysis.3
3CELL 805Theories of International RelationsPolitical Behavior3
4CELL 807
ELL 809
Lexicology and Lexicography
Semantics of English
3
5EELL 811Present-Day English3
6EELL 813Pragmatics3
7EELL 815Bilingualism and Multilingualism3
8EELL 817Varieties of English3
9EELL 821Advanced English Morphology3
10EELL 819Translations3

Second Semester

S/NC/RCodeCourse TitleCRH
1CELL 802

Advanced Stylistics3
2CELL 804Advanced Discourse Analysis3
3CELL 806Contrastive Linguistics and Error Analysis3
4CELL 808
The English Language in Nigeria3
5EELL 810Sociolinguistics3
6EELL 812Psycholinguistics3
7EELL 814English as a Second Language3

You’ll gain a solid understanding of phonetics and phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and explore how that knowledge can be applied to the practical analysis of spoken and written, literary and non-literary texts.

MA English Studies - FAQs

  1. University Matriculation of 5 credit passes including English Language and Literature in English at O-Level; and
  2. Approved Bachelor’s Degrees English Language or English Literature, or B.A Education/English or Linguistics with at least 2nd class lower division.
  3. Approved Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) from a cognate discipline with not less than an upper credit

If you are an educational professional or planning on training as a teacher of skills, this is an ideal course for you. It also equips you for careers in PR, marketing, journalism, management or any position using high level communication.

Students will be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials etc. All teaching is supported by opportunities for individual consultation with staff. You will be encouraged to participate in group and pair work, and individual presentations.

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Phone Number:

+234 903 178 3370

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