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English Language and Literature MA Program

The MA program in English Language and Literature is designed to provide students with an in-depth study of literature from theoretical and comparative perspectives.  It is open to candidates who are proficient in English and have taken their BA degree in English Language and Literature, or to graduates of appropriate disciplines who demonstrate the ability for intensive literary study.  Coursework is conducted in seminars, and assessment is based on essays and/or a written examination. 

The core unit of the MA program, required for all students, consists of four courses.  Two are to be taken during the fall semester: Issues in Critical Theory I and Masterpieces of Western Literature, and the other two in the spring semester: Issues in Critical Theory II and Masterpieces of English Literature. Three elective courses and a non-credit seminar are also required.  While elective offerings vary by term, courses in both English Literature and Comparative Literature are offered regularly, including Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism, Shakespearean Drama, and Gothic Studies.  Those whose knowledge of English Literature is not considered adequate will be required to take preparatory courses at undergraduate level on a non-credit basis, usually for a period of up to two terms. The time thus spent will not be deducted from the maximum period for fulfilling the requirements of the MA degree.  Before beginning the thesis, students must complete the MA Seminar in English Literature.  Students must complete a total of 21 credits and submit an original research project of 20,000-30,000 words, usually by the end of the second year.


The Benefits of MA in English Language and Literature

For Candidates:

The purpose of our MA program is for our students to gain knowledge of the intellectual and cultural background of English and world literature, and to become equipped with the concepts and terminology used in the analysis of literary texts.  We train literature scholars who are able to communicate effectively, are successful in written and oral presentation, able to carry out interdisciplinary studies, creative, able to learn, self-confident and able to produce original ideas in their field.

For Graduates:

Our graduates can work as consultants in different fields related to Education, International Relations, Culture and Tourism, Banking and Commerce, Publishing and Management, ARGE projects, different consulates, private firms and companies.  They may also choose to follow an academic career, work as translators and copywriters, or train as teachers. Alternatively, due to their extensive and interdisciplinary education, they may proceed to Ph.D. programs in different fields of social sciences, which would enable them to have careers in a wide range of subjects in the private or public sectors.

Friday, 27 March, 2020 - 13:21
The latest update and the Distance Learning Rules of Procedures were given by the University Rectorate as below.   Dear Academics, Administrative Staff and Students, As we had paused our education due to the COVID-19 pandemic by the decision of the Council of Higher Education by...
Friday, 20 March, 2020 - 20:05
The rectorate anouncement on the procedure that will be taken in the coming weeks are given as: Our Dear Academics, Administrative Staff and Students, As we paused our education due to the COVID-19 pandemic by the decision of the Council of Higher Education by 16 March 2020, we have also been...
Friday, 20 March, 2020 - 20:00
To the attention of all our students; Online Courses will begin by the decision coming from YÖK in the period of break in the academic year. All our students may login via https://coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr/login to reach these Online Courses with their e-mails and passwords. All...
Thursday, 12 March, 2020 - 15:12
Although the lectures given by the Department of English Language and Literature continue until further notice, attendence to lectures by students are not compulsory.
Friday, 24 January, 2020 - 14:52
The list of students who are accepted to English Language and Literature MA Program for Spring 2020 Semester. ACCEPTED FOR MA COURSEWORK: Eda Derman Alkanat Haluk İhsan Talay Semih Yararoğlu
Tuesday, 9 April, 2019 - 12:47
  Prof. Mediha Göbenli Koç's article named "Representing Reality: Erich Auerbach's Concept of Memory" has been published by the İstanbul University Press. Please click to reach the İstanbul University page on the article. Please click to reach the article.  
Thursday, 31 January, 2019 - 16:09
Assoc. Prof. Adriana Raducanu's work named "The Unbearable Lightness of Memory: From Hamlet, Prince of Denmark to Jorge Luis Borges' Shakespeare's Memory" is published in the book Borges on Shakespeare edited by Grace Tiffany.
Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 10:31
Assoc. Dr. Charles Sabatos will be giving a speech on 20th June in New York Czech Center on the topic of "100 Years of Czech and Slovak Literature."
Tuesday, 9 January, 2018 - 14:02
    Assoc. Prof. Charles Sabatos will be giving a speech titled "A Long Way From Prague: The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Ethnicity" on 10th January 2018 in Washington University. You can reach more details through the link: https://jsis.washington.edu/...
Monday, 3 July, 2017 - 23:56
Prof. Dr. Oğuz Cebeci's Book Komik Edebi Türler had its second edition.
May 07

Papers from graduate students and instructors from different universities will be presented in our Conference on...

Apr 15

Assistant Prof. Barry D. Stocker from the Department of Human and Society Sciences in İstanbul Technical University...

Apr 04

Poets coming from different countries will share their poetry in Offline Poetry Festival.

Dec 13

German author Matthias Göritz will read from his latest novel, "Parker."

Gillian Alban from İstanbul Aydın University will give a talk about her new book "The Medusa's Gaze in Contemporary...