The Inter-university Master in Advanced English Studies and its Applications (iMAES) is affiliated to the Faculty of Philology and the Department of English and German at the University of Santiago de Compostela. It is organised jointly with the Faculty of Philology and the Department of English at the University of A Coruña, and the Faculty of Philology and Translation and the Department of English, French and German at the University of Vigo. All three universities are located in Galicia (Northwestern Spain), within easy driving distance of one another.

iMAES has been evaluated and approved by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (ID MEC: 4314355) and the regional Quality Accreditation Agency of Galicia (ACSUG). It is a one-year Degree consisting of 60 ECTS. Classes are held at each of the three organising universities, so that students can choose the location and schedule that best suit their needs and interests. All courses are taught entirely in English.

A maximum of 30 new students (10 at each university) are admitted every year, plus up to 6 additional students from outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

The Master consists of both attendance-based and online training, each course (3 ECTS) involving 14 classroom hours and 7 hours online coursework. There is also a Master’s thesis (12 ECTS), and a practicum module (6 ECTS) which affords students a unique opportunity to work with outside organisations and thus apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the different courses of the Degree.

The Master prepares students for the demanding standards of the international job market and offers advanced training in the core subject areas of English language and linguistics and Anglo-American literature and culture. It also allows students to begin work on a PhD, in that it provides the preparatory coursework required for writing a PhD dissertation. Specifically, it constitutes the pre-requisite coursework for the Inter-university PhD Programme in Advanced English Studies: Linguistics, Literature and Culture (IDAES), also jointly organised by the Universities of Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña and Vigo.


Since the Degree’s initiation in 2013-2014, it has consistently received high satisfaction rates (e.g. 4,02 for curriculum design and content, on a scale of 1 to 5). The graduation rate is well above 70%, with a success rate of 98,97%, an efficiency rate of 96,24%, and dropout rates of only 10%. Full details for the period 2013-2016 can be found here.

In the academic year 2016-2017, 32 new students have been admitted to iMAES.

Contact and academic coordination:
Professor Dr Teresa Fanego
Tel: (+34) 881 811 899

Department of English and German
Facultade de Filoloxía
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN

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