Master of Arts in Language and Linguistics

– specialisation in Arabic/Semitic Languages

Programme overview

Lund University offers you an opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master’s level. You will meet and study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation. The languages of instruction are English and the language corresponding to the field of your specialisation. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education.

Specialisation in Arabic/Semitic Languages

The programme offers training that combines a breadth in linguistics with a specialisation in Arabic. The Arabic language specialisation focuses on the structure and use of Standard Arabic. It offers the students an opportunity to engage in advanced study of the rich and multi-faceted Arabic literature, from pre-Islamic poetry to medieval scientific and philosophical works to modern texts. By way of guided readings and content analysis of primary-source texts, students understanding of the language and the ability to identify and handle advanced problems of interpretation are increased.

The students will also be introduced to current international research within the field of Arabic studies. Once they have successfully completed the programme, they will have a solid competence in Arabic, including good communication skills.

Career prospects

With a Master´s degree in Language and Linguistics, you are attractive for employers looking for a highly qualified individual with expert knowledge in communication in general, and in language in particular. An international MA in Language and Linguistics also provides you with the academic background you need in order to apply for doctoral studies in languages and linguistics.

Admission

The primary requirement is a BA degree in language and linguistics. In addition to academic transcript, the applicant should submit their BA thesis and/or other independently written academic papers. The word count for these written samples of work should be between 6000 and  8000 words in total, or longer if the BA thesis itself is longer (excluding the references and possible appendices). The BA-essay should demonstrate that the author is familiar with and able to produce solid and reliable academic writing. The BA-essay has to based on Arabic source material. Send your academic paper(s) pdf via email to masterlanguage@sol.lu.se. Submit all other supporting documentation to www.universityadmissions.se

Information

Programme code: HASPV
Specialisation code: ARAS
Title: Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics, Arabic/Semitic Languages
Swedish title: Masterprogram i språk och språkvetenskap, Arabiska/Semitiska språk

Starting semester: autumn 2021
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2021-08-30 – 2023-06-04
Language of instruction: English
Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree with a major in Arabic (corresponding to a Swedish major with 120 credits in the subject). A Bachelor degree thesis and/or other independently written academic papers within this subject. The word count for these written samples of work should be between 6000 and 8000 words in total, or longer if the BA thesis itself is longer (excluding the references and possible appendices). English 6/English Course B.
Selection: The selection is based on the quality of the BA thesis and/or other independently written academic papers, grades of relevant courses, and, if needed, interviews.

Master two yearSemesters
Compulsory courses common to all specialisations. A total of 45 ECTS.
Language and Linguistics: Philosophy of Science for Linguists, 7.5 ECTS (SPVM05)autumn 2020
Language and Linguistics: Methods in Linguistics, 7.5 ECTS (SPVM06)spring 2021
Language and Linguistics: Degree Project - Master's (Two Years) Thesis, 30 ECTS (SPVR01)spring 2021
Compulsory courses for this specialisation. A total of 30 ECTS.
Arabic Non-Fiction I, 7.5 ECTS (ARAN01)
Arabic Poetry and Fiction I, 7.5 ECTS (ARAN02)autumn 2020
Arabic Non-Fiction II, 7.5 ECTS (ARAN03)spring 2021
Arabic Poetry and Fiction II, 7.5 ECTS (ARAN04)
Elective courses on the programme. A total of 15 ECTS.
Students select compulsory elective courses in consultation with the programme coordinator.
Information about elective courses
Optional courses. A total of 30 ECTS.
Students may select a First or Second cycle course within or outside the chosen area of specialisation and within or outside their own faculty or university. In order to ensure that the course can be accredited towards the degree the student must consult the programme coordinator before the final selection is made.
Master one yearSemesters
Compulsory courses common to all specialisations. A total of 22.5 ECTS.
Language and Linguistics: Philosophy of Science for Linguists, 7.5 ECTS (SPVM05)autumn 2020
Language and Linguistics: Degree Project: Master's (One Year) Thesis, 15 ECTS (SPVR02)spring 2021
Compulsory courses for this specialisation. A total of 15 ECTS.
Students select courses totalling 15 credits from the list of compulsory courses for the degree of Master (120 credits) in the chosen area of specialisation.
Arabic Non-Fiction I, 7.5 ECTS (ARAN01)
Arabic Poetry and Fiction I, 7.5 ECTS (ARAN02)autumn 2020
Arabic Non-Fiction II, 7.5 ECTS (ARAN03)spring 2021
Arabic Poetry and Fiction II, 7.5 ECTS (ARAN04)
Elective courses on the programme. A total of 7.5 ECTS.
Students select compulsory elective courses in consultation with the programme coordinator.
Information about elective courses
Optional courses. A total of 15 ECTS.
Students may select a First or Second cycle course within or outside the chosen area of specialisation and within or outside their own faculty or university. In order to ensure that the course can be accredited towards the degree the student must consult the programme coordinator before the final selection is made.