Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Languages and Linguistics at Master’s level. At the Centre for Languages and Literature, you will have access to the most modern resources for research and education.
You will study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation, such as English, French, German, Greek, Modern Greek, Latin, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish/Scandinavian Languages, Rhetoric, Cognitive Semiotics, Phonetics and General Linguistics.
All Master's students partake in the obligatory courses common to all specialisations while simultaneously deepening their knowledge in their specialisations’ own courses. The programme thus combines a broad and sound base in advanced linguistics with an expertise in your own specialisation.
Specialisation in English
Candidates for a Master’s degree with a specialisation in English linguistics will be part of an internationally renowned research community, and they will meet scholars who are engaged in a wide range of research topics in English language and linguistics.
Areas of special expertise exist in the fields of semantics, text and discourse, syntax, second language learning, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics. We draw on current theories within the frameworks of cognitive, functional, poststructuralist and generative approaches to the nature of language, and the Humanities Lab at the Centre for Languages and Literature provides us with the state-of-the-art equipment and expertise for carrying out experiments and corpus investigations.
The Master’s programme provides a solid foundation in core areas such as grammar, semantics/pragmatics, lexicology, the history of the English language and language variation. In addition, students take elective courses from a selection of courses within the field of linguistics.
The Master of Arts (120 credits) programme consists of the following:
1. Compulsory courses common to all specialisations (15): Philosophy of Science for Linguists (7.5), Fundamental Linguistic Methods (7.5)
2. Compulsory courses for each specialisation (30), and a Master's degree thesis (30)
3. Elective courses (45), to be selected from a list available from the programme coordinator
Find information about the courses on the programme at www.sol.lu.se/en/program/haspv/
With a Master’s degree in Language and Linguistics, you will not only be well prepared for further academic studies (PhD studies) but will also be attractive for employers looking for a highly qualified individual with specialised knowledge in communication and language.Read more about this programme at www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Language-English
Why Lund University?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Rankings 2017/2018, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.
If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.
The University is located in Lund – a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more atwww.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated January 30, 2018