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Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics

– specialisation in German

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 German

The specialisation in German focuses on the structure and use of German. Based on a long tradition, the dominant fields of study in Lund are the morphosyntax of German in the generative framework and the analysis of the German language within modern pragmatic theories. Special attention is given to the general theoretical explorations and language-specific aspects of information structure. The German language is studied from a contrastive point of view, most importantly in relation to other Germanic languages.

Master’s students of German also have the possibility of broadening their linguistic knowledge by taking courses pertaining to other linguistic fields such as phonology, language acquisition, language variation and semantics offered by other departments of the Centre for Languages and Literature in Lund.

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: TYSK
Title: Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics, German
Swedish title: Masterprogram i språk och språkvetenskap, Tyska

Starting semester: autumn 2017
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2017-08-28 – 2019-06-09
Language of instruction: English
Requirements: A Bachelor's degree or the equivalent, with a major in the subject of specilisation chosen for the Master's programme. 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.
German: Modern Linguistic Theories in the Study of German, 7.5 ECTS (TYSM11)
German: Pragmatics, 7.5 ECTS (TYSM12)
German: Information structure, 7.5 ECTS (TYSM13)
German: Text analysis, 7.5 ECTS (TYSM14)
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.
German: Modern Linguistic Theories in the Study of German, 7.5 ECTS (TYSM11)
German: Pragmatics, 7.5 ECTS (TYSM12)
German: Information structure, 7.5 ECTS (TYSM13)
German: Text analysis, 7.5 ECTS (TYSM14)
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.