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Master’s Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in Bilingualism

  • 120 credits

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

Information for admitted students Autumn 2020

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - programmes

Welcome to the Master's Programme in Language Science! In the end of July, we will send you a welcome letter with more information about the semester start.


All students at Stockholm University must register prior to every semester. For students admitted to the Master's Programme in Language Science, registration will be available in conjunction to the information meeting, August 28th.
Note! If you are conditionally accepted to the programme, we need to see the required documents in order to verify your eligibility.

Education online Autumn 2020

Due to the corona situation the first two obligatory courses, Language in Use and Scientific Methods and Research Ethics, offered during the first period of the autumn semester 2020, will be conducted online. 


You will find contact details and more information on our website

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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Bilingualism is a cross-disciplinary field of research connecting the areas such as linguistics, sociology, social anthropology, and cognitive psychology. The Master’s Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in Bilingualism provides a comprehensive two-year course of study of core areas in Bilingualism, aiming to develop and deepen your knowledge of bi- and multilingualism at both the individual and societal level. The compulsory courses in this specialization cover different aspects of topics including second language acquisition and bilingual development in children and adults, age effects in second language acquisition, bilingualism and memory, communication and linguistic diversity, Swedish as a second language in children and adults, multiethnic youth language, attitudes towards languages/language varieties, bilingual education, second and foreign language teaching, language attrition in bilinguals, language ideology, language politics, and transnational multilingualism. The education also includes compulsory courses that are common to the whole programme as well as optional courses, aiming at extending and deepening your knowledge in language science, as well as at strengthening your grasp of research methodology, research ethics and your ability to carry out scientific reasoning. The programme ends with a 30-credit degree project where you, with the assistance of a supervisor, design and conduct a scientific investigation addressing an issue in the field of Bilingualism. Providing advanced knowledge and skills in the language sciences, the programme may serve as preparation for PhD studies in Bilingualism, or for a professional career in connection with language

Note! Due to the Corona pandemic, many of our courses will be given online this autumn. You will find more information in the Welcome letter from your home department.

  • Programme overview

    The programme comprises four semesters of full-time study and consists of both mandatory and elective courses. 

    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)
    Methods in Research on Bilingualism - an Overview, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Bilingualism)
    Second Language Learning and Bilingual Development, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Bilingualism)

    Semester 2

    Bilingualism in Society, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Bilingualism)
    Psycholinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Bilingualism)
    Elective courses amounting to 15 ECTS credits, or to exit with a Degree of Master of Arts (60 ECTS credits),
    Magister’s Thesis in Bilingualism, 15 ECTS credits (main field: Bilingualism)

    Elective courses are selected in consultation with the coordinator for the Specialisation in Bilingualism.

    Year 2

    Semester 3

    A skill training course of 7.5 ECTS credits
    Bilingualism from an Educational Perspective, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Bilingualism)
    An elective course of 7.5 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

    Master’s Thesis in Bilingualism, 30 ECTS credits ECTS credits (main field: Bilingualism)

  • Contact


    Tatiana Antontchik, Director of Studies
    08-16 19 80

    Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism