Master's Program in Linguistics in Finland

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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.

Higher level scholars in Finland easily access higher education courses at practically oriented polytechnics or universities. The Finnish culture is easy to learn since the government has set a ministry which is responsible for enhancing cultural, youth policies, sports and international cooperation.

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Master in Linguistics: Language and Society

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year

The Master's programme Language and Society has been set up for language students of various languages and language groups (English, German, French, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish), who envisage a career in an international environment. In the programme students are prepared for such a career. [+]

Best Masters in Linguistics in Finland 2017. Knowledge of language and analytic skills In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful. Besides a good knowledge of languages and their use in society, for many jobs well developed analytical and presentation skills are required. A Master’s study of Linguistics helps students to develop both types of skills. Students are trained in analysing corpora containing data of the language of their specialisation and in organizing and interpreting their data. Furthermore, students develop their oral and writing skills by reporting their research results in the form of presentations, papers, a research project (term paper) and a Master’s thesis. The Master's programme Language and Society has been set up for language students of various languages and language groups (English, German, French, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish), who envisage a career in an international environment. In the programme students are prepared for such a career. Since parts of the courses are offered in English, all students of Language and Society will develop their receptive and productive knowledge of English next to the target language of their specialisation. Language and Society at the UvA The Master's programme Language and Society offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks. Students specialise in one of the European languages or language families. The language (groups) that you can choose from for your specialisation are: English French German Italian Scandinavian Slavonic Spanish The programme focuses on the analysis of language, language use and variation, and language policy. It comprises courses on linguistics of the language of your specialisation (English, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish). In order to prepare students for a future in an enterprise or a non-profit organisation in an international context, they may combine courses in linguistics with an elective course from the European Studies programme and/or an internship. Degree certificate Language and Society is an accredited degree programme of Linguistics. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Linguistics and the title Master of Arts (MA). The Master's in Language and Society does not give access to a post-Master teacher training programme. Career prospects Graduates will be able to pursue a career in translation, education, publishing, journalism, media, communications, the civil service, consultancy, insurance companies, or the information technology sector. Graduates can also go on to a PhD programme at the UvA, another Dutch university or a university abroad. When pursuing an academic career, it is advisable to discuss the possibility of joining the two-year Research Master's in Linguistics at the UvA. [-]

Master in Linguistic Sciences

University of Eastern Finland Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Joensuu

This Master’s degree programme (MDP), taught entirely in English, seeks to provide an opportunity to study language, linguistics, language technology... [+]

Master in Linguistic Sciences

 

This Master’s degree programme (MDP), taught entirely in English, seeks to provide an opportunity to study language, linguistics, language technology and translation from a variety of perspectives. The degree consists of coursework, workshops, book examinations, seminars and a research thesis (MA thesis). The programme consists of three thematic sub-programmes with overlapping basic components followed by field-specific special training. These sub-programmes are:

Linguistics and Language Technology Sociolinguistics: Language Contacts and Language Policy Translation Studies and Translation Technology

Linguistics and Language Technology... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months

If you would like to specialise further in Spanish literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes: [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in Spanish literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in Spanish linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Scandinavian Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Scandinavian Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in Scandinavian literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in Scandinavian linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Italian Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Italian Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in Italian literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in Italian linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in German Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in German Literature and Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in German literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in German linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in French Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master's in French Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in French literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in French linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Slavonic Languages and Cultures

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year

The one-year Master's programme in Slavonic Languages and Cultures offers a unique combination of specialised and general courses covering a wide range of topics from four major Slavonic... [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Slavonic Languages and Cultures

 

The one-year Master's programme in Slavonic Languages and Cultures offers a unique combination of specialised and general courses covering a wide range of topics from four major Slavonic traditions: the Russian, Czech, Polish and Serbian/Croatian. The professors and lecturers are all well‑known specialists.

 

 

Studying Slavonic Languages and Cultures at the University of Amsterdam

Slavonic Languages and Cultures at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has a long-standing tradition in both literary scholarship and linguistics. The programme has also produced a number of well‑known literary translators and lexicographers.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in English Language and Culture: English Language

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year

English Language is a track of the MA in English Language and Culture. This master’s programme has been legally accredited by the Dutch government. The University of Amsterdam's (UvA) English Department ... [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in English Language and Culture, track English Language

In the past, most of the attention within 'English language and linguistics' went to the philological (or diachronic) aspects of language (which are fascinating in a language dating from the early Middle Ages and which has changed so much).However today, the focus has shifted toward synchronic data on linguistic variation and the socio-cultural circumstances under which language is used. Special attention is given to theoretical models explaining how we learn and use language and what causes it to change.

 

 

Studying English Language at the University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam's (UvA) English Department maintains a balanced approach to English literature and linguistics. New staff members are appointed with a view to enhancing our range of intellectual capability rather than that of our theoretical conformity. This inevitably results in lively classes (and staff meetings) and a stimulating intellectual environment. Master's level courses explore the space beyond formal and disciplinary boundaries, together with the overlap between not only various methodologies, theories, historical periods and social spaces but also between language and literature.... [-]