Master of Arts in Language and Linguistics
- Length of programme: 2 years (also offered as a one-year Master's)
- Credits: 120 (or 60 credits)
- Educational level: Second cycle
- Degree: Master of Arts
- Main field of study: Language and Linguistics
- Language of instruction: Common courses are given in English. Other courses are taught in English, or the language of your field of specialisation.
Admission every autumn term. Application deadline: 15 January. Information about application and admission is found under each specialisation.
Advanced studies in languages and linguistics
The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. You will meet and study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation, such as Arabic, Cognitive Semiotics, English, French, General linguistics, German, Greek/Modern Greek, Latin, Phonetics, Rhetoric, Romanian, Spanish, and Swedish/Scandinavian languages. All MA students meet in the obligatory course in Theory of Science which is given in English. Other courses are taught in English, or the language of your field of specialisation. As an MA student, you have the possibility of receiving funding for a stay abroad to conduct research on your master thesis through grants available from the Birgit Rausing Language Program.
The Centre for Language and Literature houses a modern library with a large selection of electronic books and journals as well as access to computers for research and information seeking. The program's librarian will assist you in obtaining literature you need for your courses and research. The Centre also houses Lund University's Humanities Laboratory which contains up-to-date facilities for conducting investigations in language processing (e.g. eye-tracking, neurolinguistic experiments using ERP, psycholinguistic experiments), as well as facilities for digitization and database construction. The Humanities lab's IT-pedagogues and methodologist will assist you in your work with digital data as well as provide instruction in many aspects of academic research (word processing, poster preparation, statistics). The Centre also has its own café where students and staff can meet together over a cup of coffee or a bite to eat.
Welcome to Lund University and the Centre for Languages and Literature!