WHY ENGLISH PHILOLOGY AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY?
The distinctive feature of the English Philology programme is the flexibility of the study programme providing the opportunity for students to individualize their studies in a way that best suits their interests and abilities. The programme allows students:
1) to specialise in different aspects of English linguistics, literature and culture;
2) to choose a minor study programme of a different field/ subject offered at Vilnius University;
3) to combine different courses of their main field and general university courses offered at Vilnius University.
The English Philology programme is committed to teaching comprehensive research skills; individualized instruction and feedback; it also provides an opportunity to choose from three options of internship and professional placement, including translation, teaching, and corpus linguistics/ research. The English Philology programme is a student-centred programme which fosters their learning motivation, develops competencies necessary for the student in order to meet the needs of social and personal development, and local and global labour market, it also helps students to acquire competences compatible with their bachelor’s degree and be prepared for further studies or work in a certain area.
Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme which gives an opportunity to study at VU’s Partner University for 1 or 2 semesters or to do internship abroad.
Upon completion of the English Philology programme, graduates will have developed necessary skills to pursue their Master’s degree in Arts, Humanities and Social sciences which offer options in the field of psychology, education, political science, international relations, history, fine arts, design, sociology, and so many more, with further specific areas of specialization available. Our graduates will be able to find employment in translation, public relations, journalism, teaching, research, literary and film criticism, content editing, marketing, law, economics, working for foreign embassies, government and European Union institutions etc. Our graduates take leading positions in both—private and public sectors. Quite a few graduates have continued their academic career at Lithuanian and/or foreign universities.