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Centre for Languages and Literature

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Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics

– specialisation in General Linguistics

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master’s level. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. 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. As a Master’s student, you will have the possibility of receiving funding for a stay abroad to conduct research on your Master’s thesis through grants available from the Birgit Rausing Language Programme.

Specialisation in General Linguistics

Within General Linguistics, typological linguistics, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics are profile areas. Typological linguistics attempts to define the confines within which language structure can vary, and to group the languages of the world into different classes based on their structural character. Cognitive linguistics seeks to obtain an understanding of the cognitive mechanisms that lie at the basis of the learning and use of language. Psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics investigate the psychological and neurological correlates of language structure and processing. In collaboration with the Humanities Laboratory, students and researchers of linguistics can study how human cognition is structured and also which mechanisms guide communication. With the help of experimental equipment at the laboratory, students can investigate how language is processed in the brain as people listen, write and read. For Master’s students in General Linguistics there is also the possibility to delve into many other areas within the field of language and language processing.

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.

Information

Programme code: HASPV
Specialisation code: ALSP
Title: Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics, General Linguistics
Swedish title: Masterprogram i språk och språkvetenskap, Allmän språkvetenskap

Starting semester: autumn 2019
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2019-09-02 – 2021-06-06
Language of instruction: English
Requirements: A Bachelor s degree with a major in the subject General Linguistics/Phonetics/Linguistics (corresponding to a Swedish major with 90 credits in the subject Linguistics) and a completed independent paper/bachelor thesis within this subject OR a Bachelor s degree in a language subject with at least 60 credits in linguistics and a completed bachelor thesis with a linguistic orientation. English 6/English Course B.
Selection: based on Bachelor's degree essay, grades of relevant courses and 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 2019
Language and Linguistics: Methods in Linguistics, 7.5 ECTS (SPVM06)spring 2019
Language and Linguistics: Degree Project - Master's (Two Years) Thesis, 30 ECTS (SPVR01)spring 2019
Compulsory courses for this specialisation. A total of 30 of 60 ECTS.
Students select courses totalling 30 credits within the General Linguistics specialisation (master level courses):For students with a bachelor degree in a language subject, and not Linguistics, are also following courses compulsory (30 ECTS):
Linguistics: Diversity of the World's Languages, 7.5 ECTS (LINB13)
Linguistics: Grammar, 7.5 ECTS (LINC02)spring 2019
Linguistics: Prosody, 7.5 ECTS (LINC03)spring 2019
Linguistics: Semantics and Pragmatics, 7.5 ECTS (LINC04)spring 2019
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 0 of 30 ECTS.
Students with a bachelor degree in Linguistics 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 2019
Language and Linguistics: Degree Project: Master's (One Year) Thesis, 15 ECTS (SPVR02)spring 2019
Compulsory courses for this specialisation. A total of 15 of 30 ECTS.
Students select courses totalling 15 of 30 credits from the list of compulsory courses for the degree of Master (120 credits) in the chosen area of specialisation.
Linguistics: Diversity of the World's Languages, 7.5 ECTS (LINB13)
Linguistics: Grammar, 7.5 ECTS (LINC02)spring 2019
Linguistics: Prosody, 7.5 ECTS (LINC03)spring 2019
Linguistics: Semantics and Pragmatics, 7.5 ECTS (LINC04)spring 2019
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 0 of 15 ECTS.
Students with a bachelor degree in Linguistics 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.