Master of Arts in Language and Linguistics

– specialisation in Chinese

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 Chinese

The Chinese language specialisation meets the needs of students seeking to improve the level of their spoken and written Chinese. It offers them an opportunity to engage in advanced language study by way of guided readings and advanced content-analysis of primary-source texts from within China’s press, propaganda, and intelligence sectors concerning key aspects of information management, e.g. collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination. Once they have successfully completed the course, they will have a solid competence and competitive edge in Modern Standard Chinese, as well as good oral and written 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 (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. 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: KINE
Title: Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics, Chinese
Swedish title: Masterprogram i språk och språkvetenskap, Kinesiska

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 Chinese (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 2021
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.
Intermediate-level Course in Chinese Officialese, 15 ECTS (KINM13)
Chinese: "No Investigation, No Right to Speak" - Chinese Public Information Management, 15 ECTS (KINM14)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 2021
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.
Intermediate-level Course in Chinese Officialese, 15 ECTS (KINM13)
Chinese: "No Investigation, No Right to Speak" - Chinese Public Information Management, 15 ECTS (KINM14)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.