MA in Language and Linguistics, General Linguistics

Lund University

Program Description

MA in Language and Linguistics, General Linguistics

Lund University

Programme overview

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 for 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 General Linguistics

Within General Linguistics, typological linguistics, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics are profile areas. Typological linguistics attempts to define the confines within which language structure can vary, and to group the languages of the world into different classes based on their structural character. Cognitive linguistics seeks to obtain an understanding of the cognitive mechanisms that lie at the basis of the learning and use of language. Psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics investigate the psychological and neurological correlates of language structure and processing. In collaboration with the Humanities Laboratory, students and researchers of linguistics can study how human cognition is structured and also which mechanisms guide communication. With the help of experimental equipment at the laboratory, students can investigate how language is processed in the brain as people listen, write and read. For Master’s students in General Linguistics there is also the possibility to delve into many other areas within the field of language and language processing.

Programme modules/courses

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/

Career prospects

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 on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/linguistics

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 at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 3, 2017
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Sept. 2018
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2 years
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