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Master’s Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in English Linguistics

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

Studenter grupparbetar i biblioteket. Foto: Niklas Björling
Photo by Niklas Björling

The Master’s Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in English Linguistics provides an in-depth two-year course of study of the core areas of English linguistics: phonology, syntax, semantics, as well as academic English, with optional courses in, for example, sociolinguistics and world Englishes. 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 students’ knowledge in their chosen field of study, as well as to strengthen their inter-disciplinary knowledge of scientific theory, ethics and research methodology. The training consists of compulsory courses that are common to the whole programme, compulsory courses in the main field of study, as well as optional courses from a pool of courses offered by departments from the Faculty of Humanities. 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 academic English.

The programme, which provides detailed knowledge and skills, may serve as preparation for Third Level studies (PhD level) in English linguistics, or for a professional career in connection with language: in schools and higher education, work in archives and museums, libraries, publishing companies, domestic and international administration (e.g. in the EU), journalism, communication, interpretation and translation.

The programme leads to a Master of Arts degree in English.

Further information about courses is available on courses at advanced level (second cycle).