Master's Degree in Linguistics in Kaunas in Lithuania

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A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and its structure. The discipline focuses on the form, meaning, and context of languages. Linguists study the similarities and differences between languages, seeking patterns and looking for meaning in those patterns.

Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe, the largest of the three Baltic states. It is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the east of Sweden and Denmark. More than 90% of Lithuanians speak at least one foreign language and half of the population speaks two foreign languages, mostly Russian and English.

Kaunas has been famous for its cultural heritage and academic value. Educational institutions in the city, such as Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, and Aleksandras Stulginskis University have been empowering human capital with quality education since years.

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Master in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism is an international joint-degree study programme offered by Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Kaunas, Johannes-Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz, Germany, Stockholm [+]

Masters in Linguistics in Kaunas in Lithuania. OINT DEGREE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism is an international joint-degree study programme offered by Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Kaunas, Johannes-Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz, Germany, Stockholm University (SU), Sweden, and the University of Tartu (UT), Estonia. During their four-semester studies, students study in three different universities: the first semester is taught in Kaunas, the second in Mainz; for the third semester students choose between Stockholm and Tartu; and the fourth semester students stay at the university of their MA thesis main supervisor. With its geographical focus on the entire Baltic-Sea region, the programme is unique amongst all sociolinguistic MA programmes in Europe in the width of languages and societies covered by the programme. Competencies Acquired The programme aims to educate specialists who with their solid linguistic training will be able to conduct research on multilingualism and disseminate their results not only within the academia but also amongst the different stakeholder groups, including politicians. Career Opportunities The graduates of the programme can expect to find employment in the following fields: - Academic sphere, e.g., research tasks and/or doctoral studies in sociolinguistics, cross-cultural communication, identity, multilingualism, regionalism, etc.; - Counselling on multilingualism issues at political and cultural institutions, including the EU institutions; - Counselling and teaching on multilingualism issues in educational institutions of all levels; - Counselling business and finance organizations in issues involving multilingualism and regional and economic cooperation; - Various international, national and regional public and private sector institutions and projects concerned with multilingualism, language planning and policy; - Mass media (with additional qualifications), e.g., in fields such as political journalism. Access Requirements Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Humanities or Social Sciences is required. The Bachelor Degree shall contain at least 30 ECTS in the field of linguistics or philology. Application Procedure Required Documents: - Application form; - Bachelor degree diploma with supplement in the original language and translated into English, and: a) Approved by “Appostille” - for citizens of countries acceding to the 1961 Hague Convention; b) Legalized by the Centre of Quality Assessment in Higher Education (www.skvc.lt) in Lithuania - for other countries citizens; - Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTC, etc.); - Copy of passport or other document of identification; - 1 recent passport size photos (3 x 4 cm); - Copy of document showing paid application fee 50 EUR; - Letter of motivation (300 – 500 words); - Curriculum vitae. [-]