Master of Arts in Language and Linguistics

– specialisation in Spanish

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 Spanish

El programa de Máster en Lengua y Lingüística con especialización en español consta de dos años de estudios en lingüística hispana. Está dirigido a quienes quieran alcanzar un nivel superior de estudios de la lengua en áreas como la morfosintaxis, los tiempos verbales, la semántica y la variación lingüística. Los estudios permitirán al estudiante adquirir un nivel de destrezas y dominio en la lengua que le permita planificar un proyecto de investigación y llevarlo a cabo. El objetivo final es la realización de una tesis de maestría, en la cual el estudiante aplicará la metodología de investigación y demás conocimientos adquiridos y mostrará sus resultados. El programa se compone de tres partes: a) cursos obligatorios y comunes para todas las orientaciones dentro del programa, b) cursos obligatorios específicos para los estudiantes de español y c) cursos optativos que el estudiante elegirá de común acuerdo con el tutor. En este sentido, la Universidad de Lund ofrece un amplio espectro de posibilidades dentro de las variadas líneas de investigación existentes con acercamientos cognitivos, funcionales y generativos a la naturaleza del lenguaje, así como un moderno Laboratorio de Humanidades donde se ofrece ayuda para aplicar una rigurosa tecnología al estudio del lenguaje humano. Además de ser un paso previo para futuros estudios doctorales, el programa es una importante herramienta en el desempeño profesional relacionado con la enseñanza media y superior, la traducción, las editoriales y las empresas internacionales que tienen contacto con el mundo hispanoamericano.

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 subject area of the thesis and the possible other submitted essays should be relevant for the selected specialisation, and written in Spanish. 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: SPAN
Title: Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics, Spanish
Swedish title: Masterprogram i språk och språkvetenskap, Spanska

Starting semester: autumn 2020
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2020-08-31 – 2022-06-05
Language of instruction: English
Requirements: A Bachelor s degree with a major in Spanish (corresponding to a Swedish major with 90 credits in the subject) and a completed independent paper/essay within this subject. 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.
Spanska: Spansk språkhistoria och äldre text, 15 ECTS (SPAM11)
Spanish: Language Variation in Spanish, 7.5 ECTS (SPAM12)
Spanish: Written Proficiency in Spanish, 7.5 ECTS (SPAM14)autumn 2020
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.
Spanska: Spansk språkhistoria och äldre text, 15 ECTS (SPAM11)
Spanish: Language Variation in Spanish, 7.5 ECTS (SPAM12)
Spanish: Written Proficiency in Spanish, 7.5 ECTS (SPAM14)autumn 2020
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.