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Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics

– specialisation in Japanese

Programme overveiw

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 15 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 Japanese

The specialisation in Japanese is aimed at those with a desire to pursue deeper studies in Japanese linguistics. In their second term students will follow two courses focusing partly on the reading and translation of texts on Japanese theoretical linguistics, and partly on classical Japanese. This module, together with the courses in general linguistics offered within the Master’s Programme, provides the student with a solid theoretical foundation. Students may also write their master’s thesis on a topic related to Japanese linguistics. The Japanese linguistics option will appeal to those who need a practical as well as a theoretical knowledge of the Japanese language for their current or future career.

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: JAPA
Title: Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics, Japanese
Swedish title: Masterprogram i språk och språkvetenskap, Japanska

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 Japanese (corresponding to a Swedish major with 120 credits in the subject) and a completed independent paper/essay in Japanese linguisticst. 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 ECTS.
Japanese: Readings in Literature and Linguistics 1, 15 ECTS (JAPM13)autumn 2019
Japanese: Readings in Literature and Linguistics 2, 15 ECTS (JAPM14)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 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 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 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.
Japanese: Readings in Literature and Linguistics 1, 15 ECTS (JAPM13)autumn 2019
Japanese: Readings in Literature and Linguistics 2, 15 ECTS (JAPM14)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 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.