Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Master of Arts in Language and Linguistics

Programme structure

The Master of Arts in Language and Linguistics, 120 credits, offers 16 specialisations. The many specialisations help to provide a broad selection of advanced courses in languages and in linguistics. As the programme offers many optional elements, students can choose freely between courses and design a programme to suit their interests.

There are several different types of courses:

Compulsory courses for all specialisations include the introductory course The Philosophy of Science for Linguists, Methods in General Linguistics (second semester) and the concluding Master's thesis.

There are also compulsory courses specific to each specialisation – for the Master of Arts (two years) constituting 30 credits. Compulsory courses are offered at least once during the programme.

Of the Elective courses (45 credits) must at least 15 credits be second-cycle courses in Language/Linguistics. Students choose elective courses in consultation with the programme coordinator.

You can choose to take the Master of Arts (one year) instead of the Master of Arts (two years). You’ll find more information under each specialisation.