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Master’s Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in Swedish as a Second Language

  • 120 credits

The programme aims at extending and deepening your knowledge in Swedish as a Second Language. 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 will deepen and expand your knowledge in the field of your selected study route. You will be trained in independent and critical work on linguistic issues and 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: Swedish as a Second Language. It will also strengthen your interdisciplinary 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. The programme, which provides detailed knowledge and skills, may serve as preparation for Third Level studies (PhD level) or for a professional career in connection with language.

Foto: Niklas Björling
Foto: Niklas Björling
  • 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
    Scientific Methods and Research Ethics, 7.5 ECTS credits
    Second Language Acquisition, 7.5 ECTS credits
    Literacy in a Second Language Perspective, 7.5 ECTS credits

    Semester 2

    Psycholinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism, 7.5 ECTS credits
    Second Language Assessment and Language Testing, 7.5 ECTS credits
    Elective courses amounting to 15 ECTS credits,
    or 
    Swedish as a Second Language - Master Course, 15 ECTS credits (to exit with a Degree of Master of Arts, 60 ECTS credits)

    Elective courses are selected in consultation with the programme coordinator.

    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, may be taken either as a skill course or an elective course.

    Semester 4

    Swedish as a Second Language - Master Course (120 credits), 30 ECTS credits 

  • Contact

    Coordinator

    Olivia Schlyter, Student Counselor
    sva@su.se
    08-16 11 96

    Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism