Master of Arts in Language and Linguistics

– specialisation in Cognitive semiotics

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 Cognitive semiotics

Cognitive semiotics is the trans-disciplinary study of language, communication, media and mind, from the perspective of the concepts meaning and sense. In cognitive semiotics, both qualitative phenomenological analysis and empirical methods, including systematic observations and experimentation, are developed and used. The major goal is to produce new insights on the interrelations between different communicative/semiotic resources as language, gestures and pictures, and on their development in children and in human evolution.

Career prospects

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.

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 toal, or longer if the BA thesis itself is longer (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) pdf via email to masterlanguage@sol.lu.se. Submit all other supporting documentation to www.universityadmissions.se.

Information

Programme code: HASPV
Specialisation code: KOSE
Title: Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics, Cognitive semiotics
Swedish title: Masterprogram i språk och språkvetenskap, Kognitiv semiotik

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 one of the subjects Linguistics, Semiotics, Cognitive Science, or a language subject (corresponding to a Swedish major with 90 credits in the subject). A Bachelor degree thesis and/or other independently written academic papers a linguistic orientation. 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.
Linguistics: Metalinguistics - Language as an Object of Knowledge, 7.5 ECTS (LINN22)
Cognitive semiotics: Meaning, Mind and Communication, 7.5 ECTS (SEMN02)autumn 2020
In addition, two of the following courses:
English: Cognitive Linguistics, 7.5 ECTS (ENGR15)spring 2021
Linguistics: Language in the Visual Modality - Gestures and Sign, 7.5 ECTS (LINN15)
Linguistics: The Origins of Language, 7.5 ECTS (LINN25)spring 2021
Semiotics: Translation Theory, 7.5 ECTS (SEMN01)
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.
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.