Master of Arts in Language and Linguistics

– specialisation in Phonetics

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master’s level. 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. The languages of instruction are English and the language corresponding to the field of your specialisation. 

Specialisation in Phonetics

One profile area within phonetics in Lund is prosody, which deals with speech melody and rhythm. This profile is a characteristic feature of the Master’s courses in Phonology, Sounds of the World’s Languages, Experimental Phonetics, and Language and the brain. Descriptive phonetics, speech perception, and acoustic phonetics are other areas that Master’s students in phonetics may focus on. Lund University Humanities Lab is an important resource for students of experimental phonetics.

Career prospect

With a Master´s degree in Language and Linguistics, you are attractive for employers looking for a highly qualified individual with specialised knowledge in communication and language. 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.

Information

Programme code: HASPV
Specialisation code: FONE
Title: Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics, Phonetics
Swedish title: Masterprogram i språk och språkvetenskap, Fonetik

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 Phonetics (corresponding to a Swedish major with 90 credits in the subjects Phonetics and General Linguistics). A Bachelor degree thesis and/or other independently written academic papers within Phonetics. 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.
Phonetics: Phonology, 7.5 ECTS (FONM10)spring 2021
Phonetics: Experimental Phonetics, 7.5 ECTS (FONM11)autumn 2020
Phonetics: Sounds of the World's Languages, 7.5 ECTS (FONM21)
One course within the General Linguistics specialisation (master level courses) 7.5 credits:
Courses
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.
Phonetics: Phonology, 7.5 ECTS (FONM10)spring 2021
Phonetics: Experimental Phonetics, 7.5 ECTS (FONM11)autumn 2020
Phonetics: Sounds of the World's Languages, 7.5 ECTS (FONM21)
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.