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Linguistics

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.

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Master in Creative Writing

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus 2 - 3 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

Located in the center of San Francisco, USF’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program offers graduate students an intimate, personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco’s vibrant, eclectic literary scene. [+]

Master in Creative WritingLocated in the center of San Francisco, USF’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program offers graduate students an intimate, personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco’s vibrant, eclectic literary scene. Founded in 1986, the MFA program is designed to instruct writers in creative techniques, to nurture their individual development and vision, and to help them thrive in the larger community of writers.The two-and-a-half year MFA program offers workshops and literature seminars in the genres of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The distinctive design of the program emphasizes the connection between reading and the students’ own writing and fosters collegial relationships among faculty and students in small classes. All courses are taught by accomplished practicing writers, so that both literature seminars and workshops pay detailed attention to craft. Because cross-fertilization enriches creativity, students are free to take courses outside their primary genre and sample a range of cross-genre literature seminars. Because depth of understanding is crucial to successful writing, students also take seminars and workshops that focus exclusively on one genre—long fiction, short fiction, poetry, or nonfiction.  Students’ work culminates in a creative thesis, a book-length manuscript that is conceived, composed, and revised with extensive faculty mentoring.... [-]


Master in PNNL PFL and PL2

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus October 2017 Portugal Braga

The main objective of the Master in PNNL PFL and PL2 is to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools for action in the PLNM PLE/ PL2, helping to update and enhance knowledge relating both to the Portuguese language, literature and culture and to the literatures and cultures of Portuguese speaking countries, as well as to enhance their applicability in various contexts. [+]

The main objective of the Master in PNNL PFL and PL2 is to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools for action in the PLNM PLE/ PL2, helping to update and enhance knowledge relating both to the Portuguese language, literature and culture and to the literatures and cultures of Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as to enhance their applicability in various contexts. It seeks to respond to requests from the current social context, strongly marked by important changes as a result of migratory movements that have contributed greatly to the cultural and linguistic diversity that today characterize the reality of the country. It also seeks to develop agents capable of implementing a policy of dissemination and consolidation of the Portuguese language and culture in the dynamics of the strategic relations of Portugal with partners in the CPLP and European Union (EU) and other countries of destination of the Portuguese diaspora. [-]

M.Phil. in Literary Translation

Trinity College Dublin
Campus 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil combines two core courses, which address theoretical, linguistic and practical issues common to all, or most translation situations. It also provides a selection of specialized options, which include courses on the practical issues of literary translation and the comparative approach... [+]

Best Part time Masters in Linguistics 2017. M.Phil. in Literary Translation There is widespread interest in literary translation as a form of literary study, and as a discipline that extends the reading and writing skills obtained in an Arts degree. Trinity College builds on its large and successful language teaching experience in creating a programme specifically designed for the production and study of literary translations. The course brings together in an interdisciplinary framework, the expertise to create a unique programme for practitioners, future practitioners and students of the art of translation. The target language is English, but the following source languages are also available: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Czech and Polish. Where requested, we will try to provide support in other languages. The programme is taught by experienced lecturers, several of whom have published translated books, and by guest translators. It features a seminar in which students present and discuss their own work. A graduate of the course will be well equipped to undertake literary, cultural, academic or philosophical translation, and will be qualified for employment in any area demanding intercultural awareness and excellent writing and analytical skills. The aim is to each translation as an art, and to form professionals who will have learned to work in an ethos of mutual intellectual and linguistic exchange. The M.Phil combines two core courses, which address theoretical, linguistic and practical issues common to all, or most translation situations. It also provides a selection of specialized options, which include courses on the practical issues of literary translation and the comparative approach. [-]

MA in Linguistics

Radboud University
Campus 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The focus is on the intricacies of language, how people learn and use it, and on the different types of variation in everyday language use. [+]

This Master's focuses on the intricacies of language, how people learn and use it, and about the different types of variation in everyday language use. Language studies at Radboud University has a strong empirical focus. You will study real language in situations where it is actually being used and only on the basis of your observations, you will formulate theories to be tested against the data. In this way you will discover the richness of language.

Programme The Master’s programme is structured as follows: Three core courses (15 EC) Two advanced courses from a choice of eight (10 EC) Colloquium Series (5 EC) Internship (10 EC) Master’s thesis (20 EC)

 

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Master in English Philology

Palacky University
Campus 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The two-year study programme includes the study of literature (e.g. Contemporary American Literature, Old and Middle English Literature) and linguistics (e.g. Syntax, Text Analysis and Pragmatics, Stylistics, Historical Grammar, English Dialects). [+]

Best Part time Masters in Linguistics 2017. Programme content: The two-year study programme includes the study of literature (e.g. Contemporary American Literature, Old and Middle English Literature) and linguistics (e.g. Syntax, Text Analysis and Pragmatics, Stylistics, Historical Grammar, English Dialects). Optional courses, in which students can further specialise, are an integral part of the study. Programme dates: September – June, 2 years Application deadline: February 28th Application procedure: application form original or verified copy of the applicant’s BA diploma supplement (a BA degree in English required) non-refundable processing fee of EUR 25 (free of any bank charges) an abstract (1 to 3 pages) of the applicant’s BA thesis in English or any other academic work in English relevant to the field of study to be presented by the applicant directly at the exam written project (1 to 3 pages) to be presented by the applicant directly at the exam An oral exam, during which the applicant’s knowledge of the English language (English Philology at the bachelor level) is tested, and his/her past achievements and future academic plans are discussed (based on a three-page master’s thesis proposal submitted by the applicant at the exam). Language requirements: English language CEFR level C1 Training methods: seminars, workshops, projects, presentations, essays [-]

Master of Applied Linguistics

Macquarie University
Campus 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

The Master of Applied Linguistics covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to practitioners in a variety of professions whose work is... [+]

Master of Applied Linguistics

The Master of Applied Linguistics covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to practitioners in a variety of professions whose work is concerned with applied language study. It is internationally relevant and focuses on the development of analytic skills and understanding the complex relationship between language use and context, and research in these areas.

Key features

Lets you study with one of the largest and most diverse Linguistics departments in Australia, which features four research centres Offers flexible study options allowing you to study on-campus, distance (online), or mixed Provides an internationally relevant and highly regarded qualification Can be combined with the Master of Translating and Interpreting ... [-]

Master of Arts in English Language Arts

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Part time September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

This programme supports teachers in specific areas of the new language arts curriculum as well as business professionals who use language arts, such as trainers and coaches. It is recognised by the Education Bureau (EDB) of the HKSAR Government for the Language Proficiency Requirement. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Linguistics 2017. The aim of this programme is to develop graduates capable of making an immediate contribution to education or business. This programme provides: - subjects which reflect current trends and demands on language teachers and business trainers in Hong Kong - opportunities to learn new concepts in English language and language arts studies, such as literature, media, popular culture, drama, spoken language arts (choral poetry reading, debating) and language learning/teaching - innovative approaches to language studies and language arts which reflect the literacy and language of the present Hong Kong community - insights into linguistic and educational issues related to using the English Language Arts - opportunities to reflect on and relate recent trends in the English Language Arts to students’ own experience and practice - a critical perspective designed to equip students for the challenges of teaching and working environments in which visual, civic, cultural and technological literacies are important Professional Recognition New and serving English language teachers who do not hold a degree majoring in English but have completed the MAELA programme successfully may be regarded by the Education Bureau (EDB) as having a relevant language major degree. Graduates wanting the Subject Knowledge Requirement (SKR) must apply individually to the EDB, which adjudicates on a case-by-case basis. Graduates meet the EDB's Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) provided that they also meet the training requirement for language teachers. This exemption applies to students obtaining the MA (30 credits). However, the exemption is not granted to students graduating with a PgD (18 credits) or PgC (12 credits). Programme Details This programme is offered within the Master of Arts Scheme in Language Studies for the Professions. There is a provision for a PgC and PgD exit awards. Programme Fee HK$3,200 per credit for local students HK$4,500 per credit for non-local students Entrance Requirements A Bachelor's degree in any subject, with preference given to applicants who majored in a related field. Applicants are expected to meet ONE of the following requirements: A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 96 or above for the Internet-based test, or 590 or above for the paper-based test; OR An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 for the listening and reading sections and at least 6.5 for the speaking and writing sections; OR A level of competence in English, as demonstrated by performance in the admission interview and written test set by the Department of English, which indicates that the applicant* is capable of studying successfully at the taught MA level. Notes: *This only applies to either native English speakers or non-native English applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a university using English as the medium of instruction (EMI). Non-native speakers or applicants without a Bachelor's degree from an EMI university still have to fulfil the University-wide minimum language requirements. Exceptional cases shall be considered on a case-by-case basis. *This programme is offered within the MA Scheme in Language Studies for the Professions. [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Teaching Of Language And Literature

University of Nicosia
Campus 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 1 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Education: Science Teaching Language and Literature (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives Get acquainted with the necessary research and methodological tools in order to lead them to independent scientific research through the development of critical thinking and acquisition of skills for managing scientific aspects of language and literature. Acquire all those specialized knowledge and methods that are necessary for a variety of innovative applications, linguistics, teaching-methodological and pedagogical, with emphasis on interactive environments and interdisciplinary concepts. Cultivate their interest in linguistic diversity, cultural and cultural wealth, develop skills that will gradually act as resultant development of intercultural communication practices. Deepen the methodology according to their interests, starting from purely theoretical insights and reaching as field investigations and case studies. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

Master’s Degree in Educational Sciences - Area of Specialisation in Pedagogical Supervision in Language Education

University of Minho - Institute of Education
Online October 2017 Portugal Braga

The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Educational Sciences, Area of Specialisation in Pedagogical Supervision in Language Education, is a Masters for continuous training of kindergarten teachers and teachers in the area of languages. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Linguistics 2017. The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Educational Sciences, Area of Specialisation in Pedagogical Supervision in Language Education, is a Masters for continuous training of kindergarten teachers and teachers in the area of languages. The Master aims: to promote the acquisition and development of knowledge in the area of supervision, with special emphasis in the context of education in languages; to promote the development of skills of self - education of teachers, based on research and education in languages; promote training of teacher educators for elementary and secondary school teachers; foster research and innovation in the field of supervision in language education. Combining areas of transversal and specific training, the Master progressively develops skills in supervision, teaching and research dimensions. The completion of the first year grants students with a Postgraduate Diploma in Pedagogical Supervision in Language Education. The successful completion of the master's programme grants the Master's degree in Educational Sciences. [-]

Master in Computer Science: Computational Linguistics

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The aim of the program is to get the students ready for research in the area of natural language processing and development of applications dealing with both written and spoken language. Examples of such applications are systems of information retrieval, machine translation, grammar checking, text summarization and information extraction, automatic speech recognition, voice control, spoken dialogue systems, and speech synthesis. [+]

The aim of the program is to get the students ready for research in the area of natural language processing and development of applications dealing with both written and spoken language. Examples of such applications are systems of information retrieval, machine translation, grammar checking, text summarization and information extraction, automatic speech recognition, voice control, spoken dialogue systems, and speech synthesis. Entrance examination – Master's programme Applicants who will not sufficiently demonstrate the necessary background listed above by 9 May 2016, or with their application, will be invited to take the entrance examination in Prague. The entrance examination for a Master's programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University consists of four problems, each worth 25 points. In case of an incomplete solution a proportional number of points will be given. The maximum total score is 100. The minimum score for admission is 40 points out of 100. Depending on the study programme and study branch, the examination has the following structure: Master of Computer Science. All study branches: Computer Science (4 problems, e.g., logic, automata theory, programming, theoretical computer Master’s Entry Requirements The goal of the admissions review process is to select from the pool of applicants those individuals who have shown the best capability and diligence expected of Charles University students. To apply for our Mathematics or Computer Science Master's programmes delivered in English you must - hold or be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s diploma and provide a certified copy thereof; in cases required by law, a certification of equivalence of education must accompany the application, - have sufficient academic background in the relevant fields (see below for details); this can be demonstrated by passing the specialized entrance examination in June 2016 in Prague that is organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, or by providing transcripts (academic records) of your previous education accompanied by syllabi of the completed courses; promising students who do not have this background may be admitted with the provision that they complete the missing knowledge from Bachelor's courses, - have sufficient command of the English language; this can be demonstrated by providing your results in one of the standardized English tests that we recognize. You are also welcome to accompany your application by - a statement of purpose in which you describe your reasons for applying to the proposed programme, your study and possibly also research interests and future career plans, - letters of recommendation as recent as possible from professors and employers who can comment on your recent professional accomplishments and your qualifications for pursuing a Master's degree in mathematics or computer science. English Language Proficiency All applicants must have an adequate command of English in order to enrol at Charles University. An applicant’s proficiency level in English may be demonstrated by various language tests; any language test results should not be older than two years. The only exemption from this requirement is for students who have completed at least two years of their previous education with English as the sole language of instruction in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, or USA. The table below summarizes the minimum requirements in the various tests of English that we recognize; you must meet the minimum score for at least one of the tests listed here, or provide us comparable results for other recognized qualifications (if in doubt please contact us to obtain specific required scores for other internationally recognized English Language qualifications). Test Minimum score TOEFL Paper / Computer / Internet based - 550 / 213 / 80 SAT Critical Reading and Writing - 550 in each part ACT English and Reading - 24 International Baccalaureate English - 6 The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 Cambridge ESOL FCE A level Cambridge ESOL CPE, or Cambridge ESOL CAE - Passed City&Guilds International ESOL, or City&Guilds International Spoken ESOL - Expert level The European Language Certificates - Level TELC English C1 UNIcert English for Mathematicians - Level C1 Melab - 77 Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE) - Pass Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) - 605 Vancouver English Centre (VEC) level / online score - 13-14 / 74 General State Language Examination in English in the Czech Republic - Pass Conditions for admission without entrance examination Academic background In this paragraph we summarize the minimum knowledge required for applicants in the various study programmes and study branches offered at our faculty. Master of Computer Science: background in calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, probability, logic, computer programming, algorithms and data structures, computer organization, and the theory of automata and formal grammars. Information on the exercise of graduates The graduate student is an expert in application of state-of-the-art statistical as well as rule-based methods in the area of natural language processing. The student is prepared for doctoral studies in this area and for development of software applications of natural language processing such as information retrieval, question answering, summarization and information extraction, machine translation, automatic construction of dictionaries, speech processing (in Czech and other natural languages). Given the general applicability of machine learning and data driven methods, the graduate is also well equipped to use these methods in other domains, such as finances, medicine, and other areas where large quantities of both structured and unstructured data are being analyzed. The graduate has also extensive programming skills. [-]

Master in Empirical and Theoretical Linguistics (ETHEL)

University of Wroclaw
Campus 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

Linguistic proficiency is a key factor for smart as well as inclusive growth of the economy within Europe as specified in the Europe 2020 strategy and the Education and Training strategic framework 2020. With this in mind, we have designed an innovative and high-quality MA programme in linguistics. The programme is unrivalled in its combination of theoretical and empirical linguistics, which will... [+]

Best Part time Masters in Linguistics 2017. Linguistic proficiency is a key factor for smart as well as inclusive growth of the economy within Europe as specified in the Europe 2020 strategy and the Education and Training strategic framework 2020. With this in mind, we have designed an innovative and high-quality MA programme in linguistics. The programme is unrivalled in its combination of theoretical and empirical linguistics, which will provide students with cutting-edge skills and competences and enhance their career options in the world of education and training as well as in the world of work. Specifically, the proposed programme provides a thorough exposure to theoretical as well as empirical linguistics. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of linguistic theories for all levels of language, and will learn how to apply them to analyse new sets of linguistic data. They will also be instructed on how to perform empirical studies to test linguistic hypotheses, both in terms of experiments and corpus studies. Great emphasis will be put on the way in which the two research fields can mutually benefit from each other. Students will not only know linguistic theories for their own sake, they will learn how to derive from them empirical research questions that can be validated experimentally. At the same time, empirical approaches to linguistics will always be grounded in theoretical work to suggest potential topics for experiments and for the discussion and interpretation of empirically derived results. The resulting study programme can be summarised as follows. The programme consists of courses for a total of 90 ECTS credit points plus a Master's thesis of 30 ECTS credit points. Courses are distributed over the first three (3) semesters, while most of the work on the Masters thesis is completed in the fourth (4th) semester. This results in a 2-year programme of 120 ECTS credit points. The programme is highly modular: it consists of core and specialized modules. Core modules aim at establishing a firm and uniform foundation for all students attending the programme, independently of their previous background. These modules are compulsory and cover a set of core topics in Linguistics. Specialised modules, on the other hand, may be subject to change. This flexibility is crucial, since the programme needs to respond successfully and effectively to the fast pace of evolution that characterises the study of language, and also wants to maintain its ability to react and adapt quickly to changes on the job market for our graduates. The resulting programme is both student-centred and output-oriented, for it can be adapted to the needs of each student while scientific excellence is always ensured, and it allows for a clear evaluation of the results achieved by the student at each step of their education. Modularity, and the strict regularity imposed in the programme, furthermore ensures that student workload is balanced. ECTS credit points have been carefully assigned to the different courses within each module, taking into account the number of theoretical and practical (study) hours each one requires. A study plan consists of 60 ECTS credit points per year, with a first year dedicated to 50% to the study of foundations of Linguistics, and a research specialisation in the second year of studies. Studying in multi-national and most importantly multilingual groups chosen from different universities in Europe and outside Europe, with English as the instruction language, accompanied by language classes in another European language, contributes in the best possible way to preparing students for the increasing globalisation of science, industry, and commerce. [-]

Master of Applied Linguistics

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Campus or Online Part time 1 - 5 years Australia

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. Designed to introduce students from a range of backgrounds to disciplines within Applied Linguistics, as they engage with second language speakers and their communities. [+]

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications.

Master of Applied LinguisticsCRICOS code: 021018E

Units to complete: 8

Duration: on campus 1 year full–time, online/distance 5 years part–time

Start dates: on campus March, July, online/distance March, July, NovemberCampus: ToowoombaEntry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution

Program focus

This program is designed to introduce students from a range of backgrounds to disciplines within Applied Linguistics, as they engage with second language speakers and their communities. It allows students to experience issues associated with understanding language use and second language learners in diverse and international contexts. Graduating students will have an advanced inter-cultural competence, understanding the background to contemporary issues associated with communities of diverse language identities and the ability to relate professionally and appropriately within and on behalf of those communities.... [-]


Master in Applied Linguistics - Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)
Online Part time 25 - 30 months Spain

With English being the global language it is, the provision of quality training for professional development becomes a must. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Linguistics 2017. With English being the global language it is, the provision of quality training for professional development becomes a must. In response to the growing demand in Europe and Latin America, as well as in the rest of the world, for improvement in the quality and effectiveness of English language teaching in both the public and the private sector, a programme in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) has been developed. It is specifically designed for distance learning, and has been developed in collaboration with La Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER). The programme aims to help practicing teachers, or those wishing to become teachers, address in an informed and principled way the issues and professional needs that relate to their own working environment. The type of training is thus developed to encourage the learner’s autonomy without losing sight of elements of constant but flexible interaction, tailored to the specific needs of teachers in professional development. As a result, the material used has been designed to be accessed on the Internet by means of a special interface created for this reason. The interface is a central part of this type of teacher training since the virtual interaction, by means of e-mail, discussion groups, chats, etc., bridges the geographical gap between the different components of the course. Both programmes, Maestría en Lingüística aplicada a la Enseñanza del Inglés como Lengua Extranjera and Master in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, are the same. The title of the degree varies according to the University chosen. Methodology The programme does not consist simple of the delivery of content, but rather, just as in the case of face-to-face courses, it includes a series of pedagogical aspects aimed at promoting collaborative learning (between peers and tutors). All the courses are based on the following methodological concepts: - Learning as a collaborative undertaking. - A dynamic and constructivist concept of teaching and learning. - Promotion of critical reflection on one’s own teaching practice and beliefs. - An approach based within the framework of action-research. - Cohesive and multicultural groups. [-]

Master in Anglophone Studies

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Part time 4 semesters October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Two-year postgraduate programme that develops and deepens the knowledge acquired in previous studies. Previous studies in the same field are NOT a requirement. [+]

Master in Anglophone Studies

 

The Master’s Degree study programme in Anglophone Studies is a two-year programme that develops and deepens the knowledge acquired in previous studies. This interdisciplinary programme is designed as a four-semester curriculum. The language of instruction is English.Master’s programme graduates acquire expertise in selected Anglophone countries. They are knowledgeable in international relations, cultural and historical connections, and the distinctive realities of particular English-speaking countries. They understand the society of these countries as well as their internal and external relations.

Master’s Degree graduates are highly employable in the fields of... [-]


Master in Semiotics

University of Tartu
Campus 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

Study cultural semiotics at the university which is home to Tartu-Moscow School of Cultural Semiotics founded by Yuri Lotman. [+]

Semiotics is a 2-year Master’s programme that provides interdisciplinary background and gives a theoretical base for application of semiotic ideas to a wide variety of disciplines and scientific study. Semiotics is the general study of sign processes, or semiosis. The programme binds together the theory of semiotics and three core modules – cultural semiotics, biosemiotics and sociosemiotics.

Why study semiotics at the University of Tartu? The tradition of excellence in semiotic theory in Tartu was established by Yuri Lotman in 1960s, the founder of semiotics of culture and the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School, as well as the oldest journal of semiotics, Sign Systems Studies; UT is one the few institutions in the world teaching full Master´s and PhD degree programs in semiotics since 1993; As one of world´s major centres of semiotics, the University of Tartu collaborates and is regularly visited by professors from all around the world: Myrdene Anderson, Paul Bouissac, John Deely, Dinda Gorlee, Jesper Hoffmeyer, Winfried Nöth, Roland Posner, Frederik Stjernfelt, Eero Tarasti etc.; The finest collections of semiotic materials in Tartu include the memorial library of Thomas Sebeok, one of the world leaders in the 20th century semiotics, and the Centre of Jakob von Uexküll, a Baltic German whose works have been very important to the development of biosemiotics. Audience ... [-]