Master of Arts in Language and Linguistics

– specialisation in Japanese

Programme overveiw

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 Japanese

The specialisation in Japanese is aimed at those with a desire to pursue deeper studies in Japanese linguistics. Students will follow two courses that focus on reading and discussing texts on Japanese theoretical linguistics (in English as well as in Japanese). This module, together with the courses in general linguistics offered within the Master’s Programme, provides the student with a solid theoretical foundation. Students may also write their master’s thesis on a topic related to Japanese linguistics. The Japanese linguistics option will appeal to those who need a practical as well as a theoretical knowledge of the Japanese language for their current or future career.

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 (excluding the references and possible appendices). The subject area of the thesis and the possible other submitted essays should be relevant for the selected specialisation. The expected Japanese language proficiency corresponds to N2-level of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Send your academic paper(s) via email to masterlanguage@sol.lu.se. Submit all other supporting documentation to www.universityadmissions.se

Information

Programme code: HASPV
Specialisation code: JAPA
Title: Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics, Japanese
Swedish title: Masterprogram i språk och språkvetenskap, Japanska

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 Japanese (corresponding to a Swedish major with 120 credits in the subject). A Bachelor degree thesis and/or other independently written academic papers within Japanese linguistics 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.
Japanese: Readings in Literature and Linguistics 1, 15 ECTS (JAPM13)autumn 2020
Japanese: Readings in Literature and Linguistics 2, 15 ECTS (JAPM14)spring 2021
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.
Japanese: Readings in Literature and Linguistics 1, 15 ECTS (JAPM13)autumn 2020
Japanese: Readings in Literature and Linguistics 2, 15 ECTS (JAPM14)spring 2021
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.