Master's Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in Applied English Linguistics
120 credits cr.
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The programme aims at extending and deepening your knowledge in Applied English Linguistics. It also strengthens your grasp of research methodology, research ethics and your ability to carry out scientific reasoning.
The Master’s Programme in Language Sciences with a Specialisation in Applied English Linguistics is intended to develop an understanding of how knowledge about language in general, and specifically English, can be applied in a variety of contexts such as professional communication, teaching, and translation. The orientation is towards the use of English as a world language of business and study in the multimodal environment of the present century.
Required courses and optional courses
Teaching consists of required courses that are common to the whole programme, required courses in the applied English linguistics, and optional courses within English and from a pool of courses offered by departments from the Faculty of Humanities.
- The programme-wide required courses provide an introduction to scientific method and to languages in use in general, and also training in writing academic texts in English.
- The specialised Applied English Linguistics courses form a broad survey of key areas of English in use: second language acquisition (how languages are learnt), discourse analysis (how texts are structured and used), language for specific purposes (how language and discourse varies according to functional domain, and how we can provide training in these variants) and research methods (how we can investigate the uses of language).
- Students can choose from a range of options developing aspect of these topics, such as World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and Pragmatics, as well as less applied courses such as Phonology and Syntax.
Master of Arts degree in English
A key part of the degree is the dissertation written in the fourth semester on an applied-linguistic topic chosen by the student, after being trained in appropriate methods and reading recent research.
The programme leads to a Master of Arts degree in English. It is intended as a general basis for professional work in language-related fields, and may serve as preparation for Third Level studies (PhD level) in applied English linguistics.
The programme consists of both mandatory courses and elective courses.
Please search for courses in Stockholm University’s online catalogue or take a look at the programme’s list of suggested courses:
Language in Use (LIM026) (main field: Linguistics)
Scientific Methods and Research Ethics, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Philosophy)
Second Language Acquisition (main field: English)
Discourse analysis, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: English)
Languages for Specific Purposes: Theory and Practice (main field: English)
Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (ENRA75) (main field: English)
Elective courses amounting to 15 ECTS credits
English for Academic Research, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: English)
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.
English – Master’s Thesis in English Linguistics, 30 ECTS credits (main field: English)
Coordinator, Department of English
The Master's Programme in Language Science is administrated from the Department of Linguistics in collaboration with the language departments at Stockholm Univiersity. Each specialisation has its own coordinator.