English language and linguistics is a broad research field that covers, among other things, the study of grammar, history of English, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, text and discourse, linguistic variation, psycholinguistics, first and second language acquisition, language teaching, multilingualism, and academic writing. The methodology includes both qualitative and quantitative methods, and the Humanities Lab at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology offers state-of-the-art equipment and expertise in carrying out experimental and corpus investigations.
The compulsory subject specialization courses offer a solid foundation in core areas of English language and linguistics. Students are also able to select from a wide variety of other linguistic Master’s level courses that they take as elective courses and that reflect their individual interests.
Compulsory subject specialization courses
Compulsory subject specialization courses (30 credits in total)
- Descriptive Grammar, 7.5 ects (ENGM12)
- Lexical Semantics, 7.5 ects (ENGM16)
- The History of English, 7.5 ects (ENGM22)
Students also select one of the following courses as a compulsory course:
- Language in Society, 7.5 ects (SPVM10)
- First and Second Language Acquisition, 7.5 ects (SPVM11)
- Linguistics and Cognitive Science: Advanced Research Equipment and Methodology (SPVM08)
- Any other Master’s level course in language and linguistics that is offered by the English Unit, such as:
Please refer to the pages for each subject (under Second cycle level courses) to find out when the courses are offered: