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The Department of English is involved in a range of teaching and research initiatives. Further details about these are available in other pages on this website, but the following paragraphs provide a brief introduction to the Department.

The Department offers a three-year undergraduate programme of study leading to a BA (Hons) degree in English, as well as study-units leading to a General BA degree. The core of the undergraduate programme is principally made up of study-units covering areas in literary studies, linguistics and cultural criticism. The course also offers ample opportunities for the practice of writing skills for different purposes and in a range of areas.

In addition, the Department offers full-time and part-time courses at postgraduate level. Students may choose to follow the Taught MA programme which involves core and optional study-units as well as the writing of a short dissertation. Alternatively they may study for their MA on the Research Programme, choosing a Literature or Language option and working under the supervision of a designated tutor. The Department also supports MPhil and PhD research, and helps service undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study in other Faculties and Institutes.

A degree in English provides for a range of options post-graduation. The Department’s graduates have in the past followed a range of career paths both locally and abroad, including postgraduate study and further academic research in a range of areas; teaching and lecturing; journalism; publishing, marketing and advertising; translation studies and interpretation. The Department is committed to enhancing public awareness of the benefits which qualifications in English provide both in Malta and in the international job market.

The Department has a number of research strengths, among which Romanticism, Commonwealth and postcolonialist literature, sociolinguistics, media and cultural studies and literary theory and comparative literature feature strongly. The Department is also committed to the study and research of the evolving role that English, one of the country’s two official languages, plays in Maltese culture.

The Department encourages staff and student exchanges with other Departments of English in Europe and elsewhere, and has strong links with a number of universities in Britain, Ireland, Germany and Italy. Events involving visiting academics and writers are organised on a regular basis.

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Sample template for Dissertations

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Please find the sample template for the dissertation.

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Last Updated: 27 September 2015

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