Master’s Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in Baltic Languages
120 credits cr.
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The programme aims at extending and deepening your knowledge in Baltic Languages. It also strengthens your grasp of research methodology, research ethics and your ability to carry out scientific reasoning.
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The Master’s Programme in Language Sciences with a Specialisation in Baltic Languages (Latvian or Lithuanian) provides an in-depth two-year course of study of the core areas of Baltic linguistics: phonology, syntax, and semantics, with optional courses in, for example, sociolinguistics and language contacts. It also provides interdisciplinary perspectives through studies in Baltic cultural, literary and social history. You will be trained in independent and critical work on linguistic issues, and you will improve your competence in the analysis of language data. 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 English, German, Swedish, Latvian or Lithuanian. The programme, which provides detailed knowledge and skills, may serve as preparation for Third Level studies (PhD level) in Baltic Languages, or for a professional career in connection with work in translation companies.
The training consists of mandatory courses that are common to the whole programme, mandatory courses in your main field of study, as well as elective courses.
Please search for courses in Stockholm University’s online catalogue or take a look at the programme’s list of suggested courses:
List of elective courses (Master’s Programme in Language Science)
Language in Use (LIM026)
Scientific Methods and Research Ethics, 7.5 ECTS credits
Elective courses amounting to 15 ECTS credits
Elective courses amounting to 30 ECTS credits
English for Academic Research (ENAEV0)
Elective courses amounting to 22.5 ECTS credits
Of the elective courses, students are recommended to take 15 ECTS credits in courses relevant to the study route job market.
Baltic Languages, Degree Project for a Degree of Master, 30 ECTS credits
For a Master’s degree, at least 30 ECTS credits of elective courses have to be taken within the main field Baltic Languages. Elective courses are to be selected among those offered in the main field of study in consultation with the coordinator for the study route.
Lilita Zalkalns, Director of Studies
08-16 46 09
Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German