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English Philology belongs to the Department of Modern Languages.

P.O. Box 24 (Unioninkatu 40 B)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki


English Philology at the University of Helsinki is the largest unit of English Philology in Finland. It hosts about 30 members of staff, some 800 undergraduate and graduate students and over 50 postgraduate students.

As a student of English philology, you will attend lectures, participate in group work and take examinations. In addition, you will learn to write essays and learning diaries, and practice translation and spoken skills.

The discipline of English philology is home to several research projects of various sizes in linguistics and literature, in which Master’s students may participate. A good way of familiarising yourself with the world of research is to write a Master’s thesis in one of the topics of a research project.

The teaching information, courses and examinations can be found in WebOodi (Course catalogues -> English Philology). Further information about studying English Philology is available on our Flamma intranet pages.

The students of English Philology have a very active student association called SUB, a theatrical society Thespians Anonymous and an online publication Better Than Sliced Bread.

Graduates from the discipline are employed, for example, as subject teachers, translators, researchers and in a variety of international administrative and expert duties.