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Master’s Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in Typology and Linguistic Diversity

  • 120 credits

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

This specialisation provides a comprehensive two-year course of study of core areas in Linguistics: linguistic theory and methodology, scientific methods and research ethics, linguistic typology (phonetic, grammatical, lexical), statistical analysis in linguistics and corpus linguistics. Optional courses within the area of linguistics are, for example, field linguistics and grammatical theory. The programme ends with a 30-credit degree project where you, with the assistance of a supervisor, design and conduct a scientific investigation within the area of linguistics. Your work with the degree project will develop your ability to conduct a scientific investigation, analyse and discuss your observed data, and produce an academic essay. The programme aims at extending and deepening your knowledge in linguistics, as well as at strengthening your grasp of research methodology, research ethics and your ability to carry out scientific reasoning. The programme, which provides advanced knowledge and skills in the language sciences, may serve as preparation for PhD studies in linguistics, or for a professional career in connection with language.
 

  • Programme overview

    The training consists of compulsory courses that are common to the whole programme (30 ECTS), compulsory courses in the main field of study (45 ECTS), as well as optional courses (45 ECTS).

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    Language in Use, 7.5 ECTS credits 
    Scientific Methods and Research Ethics, 7.5 ECTS credits
    Statistics for Linguists, 7.5 ECTS credits 
    Linguistic Typology, 7.5 ECTS credits 

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

    Semester 4

    Typology and Linguistic Diversity - Master's Thesis, 30 ECTS credits (main field: Linguistics)

  • Contact

    Student affairs office, Department of Linguistics

    Södra huset, C 378
    Visiting hours for students
    Tuesdays 9.00-10.00
    Wednesdays 13.00-15.00
    Thursdays 9.00-11.00 and 13.00-16.00
    exp@ling.su.se
    +46 8 16 23 47

    Coordinator

    Sofia Gustafson Capková, Director of Studies
    +46 8 16 34 88
    ma@ling.su.se 

    Department of Linguistics