Master of Arts in Language and Linguistics

Programme structure

The Master of Arts in Language and Linguistics, 120 credits, have several different 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 different types of courses: Compulsory courses for all specialisations, compulsory courses specific to each specialisation, and elective/optional courses.

The academic year is split into two semesters. Each semester is divided into (usually two or four) courses which are all examined separately. Subject specialization courses and elective courses are offered on a rolling basis. Compulsory courses are offered at least once during the programme.

For admission to semester two, the student must have completed and passed the introductory course Philosophy of Science for Linguists. For admission to the Degree Project – Master's (Two Years) Thesis course, the student must have completed courses comprising at least 60 credits, including all compulsory courses.

Compulsory subject specialisation courses

Each specialization subject comprises compulsory subject specialization courses offered on a rolling basis. Compulsory courses are offered at least once during the programme. Find your specialization here:

Elective and optional courses

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.

Master of Arts, one year

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


Note that not all specializations are available every year.    

Arabic/Semitic Languages
•    Chinese
•    Cognitive semiotics
•    English
•    French
•    General Linguistics
•    Greek
•    Italian
•    Japanese
•    Latin
•    Modern Greek
•    Phonetics
•    Rhetoric
•    Romanian
•    Spanish
•    Swedish/Scandinavian Languages

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