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Master’s Programme in Language Science with a specialisation in Finnish

  • 120 credits

The programme aims at extending and deepening your knowledge in Russian. It also strengthens your grasp of research methodology, research ethics and your ability to carry out scientific reasoning.

The Master’s Programme in Language Science with Specialisation in Finnish provides an in-depth two-year course of study in different areas of Finnish linguistics. You will be trained in independent and critical work on linguistic issues and you will improve your competence in applying theories and methods on linguistic material of different kinds. The programme aims to extend and develop your grasp of your chosen field of study, as well as to strengthen your inter-disciplinary knowledge in areas like scientific theory, ethics and research methodology. Your work with the master’s thesis will develop your ability to conduct a linguistic investigation, analyse and discuss your observed data, and produce a scientific text in appropriate Finnish. The programme, which provides detailed knowledge and skills, may serve as preparation for Third Level studies (PhD level) in Finnish linguistics, or for a professional career in connection with language: work in archives, translation and publishing companies and domestic and international administration.

  • Programme overview

    The training consists of compulsory courses that are common to the whole programme, compulsory courses in your main field of study, as well as optional courses from a pool of courses offered by departments from the Faculty of Humanities.

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    Language in Use, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Linguistics)
    Scientific Methods and Research Ethics, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Philosophy)
    Finnish, Linguistics Theory and Method, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Finnish)
    Finnish, Syntax, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Finnish)

    Semester 2

    Elective courses amounting to 30 ECTS credits

    Year 2

    Semester 3

    Skill training courses amounting to 15 ECTS credits
    Elective courses amounting to 15 ECTS credits
    The course English for Academic Research, 7.5 credits (main field: English), may be taken either as a skill course or an elective course.

    Semester 4

    Finnish, Degree Project for a Degree of Master, Two Years (main field: Finnish)

  • Contact

    Coordinator, Specialisation in Finnish

    Laura Lunnevuori, Director of Studies

    Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German