Master’s Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in Typology and Linguistic Diversity
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.
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.
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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 ling.su.se/english
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.
Find your way on campus
Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.
For new international students
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.
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).
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
Elective courses amounting to 30 ECTS credits
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.
Typology and Linguistic Diversity - Master's Thesis, 30 ECTS credits (main field: Linguistics)
Student affairs office, Department of Linguistics
Södra huset, C 378
Visiting hours for students
Thursdays 9.00-11.00 and 13.00-16.00
+46 8 16 23 47
Sofia Gustafson Capková, Director of Studies
+46 8 16 34 88