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MA English Studies

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What prospective students stand to gain as MA candidates in English Studies

Start Date

September or January entry

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree

Fees

₦2,500,000

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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.

COURSE SUMMARY - MA ENGLISH STUDIES CURRICULUM

You will study the following modules:

  • MA English Language: Phonetics and Phonology
  • MA English Language: English Syntax
  • MA English Language: Semantics
  • MA English Language: English Morphology
  • MA English Language: Advanced Stylistics
  • MA English Language: Sociolinguistics
  • MA English Language: Discourse Analysis
  • MA English Language: Pragmatics
  • MA English Language: Applied Linguistics
  • MA English Language: Psycholinguistics


1st Year Courses

First Semester

S/N

C/R

Code

Course Title

CRH

1 C

ELL 801

Advanced Research Methods

3
2 C

ELL 803

Advanced English Phonetics and Phonology 3
3 C ELL 805

Advanced English Syntax and Morphology

3
4 C

ELL 807

ELL 809

Lexicology and Lexicography

Semantics of English

3

3

5

E ELL 811

Present-Day English

3

6

E ELL 813 Pragmatics 3

7

E ELL 815 Bilingualism and Multilingualism

3

8

9

E

E

ELL 817

ELL 821

Varieties of English

Advanced English Morphology

 
10

E

ELL 819 Translations 3

Second Semester

ONLY ONE ELECTIVE TO BE CHOSEN = TOTAL CREDIT 12

 

S/N

C/R

Code

Course Title

CRH

1 C

ELL 802

Advanced Stylistics 3

2

C

ELL 804

Advanced Discourse Analysis 3

3

C ELL 806 Contrastive Linguistics and Error Analysis 3

4

C ELL 808 The English Language in Nigeria 3

5

E ELL 810 Sociolinguistics 3

6

E ELL 812 Psycholinguistics 3

7

E ELL 814 English as a Second Language 3

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.

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COURSE INFORMATION

Additional Information

Entry Requirements

  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

How will I be taught?

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.

Career support

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.

Fees and Finance

In 2019/20 the full-time tuition fee postgraduate students on this course will be N2,500,000 (this is the total fee for the programme).  

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations.

For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance 

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