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Centre for Languages and Literature

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Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics

– specialisation in Swedish/Scandinavian Languages

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 Swedish/Scandinavian Langauges

Students aiming for a Master’s degree with a specialisation in Swedish/Scandinavian languages will meet a research community that is particularly strong in generative grammar and in research on text and discourse. We focus mainly on Swedish, but other Scandinavian varieties and sometimes even other Germanic and non-Germanic languages are also dealt with.

At Master’s level we offer courses in grammatical theory, word formation, discourse analysis, semantics and lexicology, and linguistic change, which are all relatively general in their scope, whereas courses on linguistic variation within Scandinavian and Scandinavian historical linguistics have a more specifically Scandinavian perspective.

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: SVNO
Title: Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics, Swedish/Scandinavian Languages
Swedish title: Masterprogram i språk och språkvetenskap, Svenska/Nordiska språk

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 Swedish or another Scandinavian language, corresponding to a Swedish major with 90 credits in Swedish/Scandinavian linguistics, and a completed independent paper/essay within Swedish/Scandinavian linguistics. Note that language learning courses for beginners can not be included in these 90 credits. Proficiency in Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. 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.
Swedish/Scandinavian Languages: Linguistic Variation in the Scandinavian Languages, 7.5 ECTS (SVEM40)autumn 2019
Swedish: Texts in Theory and Practice, 7.5 ECTS (SVEM41)spring 2019
Swedish/Scandinavian Languages: The History of Scandinavian Languages, Level 4, 7.5 ECTS (SVEM42)spring 2019
Swedish: Grammar in Theory and Practice, Level 4, 7.5 ECTS (SVEM43)autumn 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.
Swedish/Scandinavian Languages: Linguistic Variation in the Scandinavian Languages, 7.5 ECTS (SVEM40)autumn 2019
Swedish: Texts in Theory and Practice, 7.5 ECTS (SVEM41)spring 2019
Swedish/Scandinavian Languages: The History of Scandinavian Languages, Level 4, 7.5 ECTS (SVEM42)spring 2019
Swedish: Grammar in Theory and Practice, Level 4, 7.5 ECTS (SVEM43)autumn 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.