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Master’s Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in Portuguese

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

Foto: Niklas Björling
Foto: Niklas Björling

This specialisation provides a comprehensive two-year course of study in Portuguese Linguistics. As well as training in the Portuguese language you will also study topics in Portuguese linguistics within the profile area of the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin America Studies: Pragmatics, Discourse analysis, Interaction analysis, Second Language Acquisition, Syntax and Language change. The programme ends with a 30-credit degree project where, with the assistance of a supervisor, you design and conduct a scientific investigation within the area of Portuguese 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 of Portuguese, as well as strengthening your knowledge of research methodology and research ethics and your ability to carry out scientific reasoning. The training consists of compulsory courses that are common to the whole programme (30 credits), compulsory courses in the main field of study (45 credits), and optional courses (45 credits). The programme, which provides advanced knowledge and skills in the language sciences, may serve as preparation for Ph.D. studies in Spanish, or for a professional career in connection with language.

  • Programme overview

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    Language in Use, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Linguistics)
    Scientific Methods and Research Ethics, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Philosophy) Romance Languages’ Development from Latin, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Romance Languages)
    Portuguese, Sociolinguistics, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Romance Languages with a specialisation in Portuguese)

    Semester 2

    Language Contact, Multilingualism and Minorities in the Romance-Speaking World, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Romance Languages)
    Second Language Acquisition: Romance Languages, 7.5 ECTS credits (main field: Romance Languages or Romance Languages with a specialisation in Portuguese) Elective courses amounting to 15 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 (main field: English), may be taken either as a skill course or an elective course.

    Semester 4

    Portuguese - Master's course, 30 ECTS credits (main field: Romance Languages with a specialisation in Portuguese)

  • Contact

    Coordinator

    Anna Gudmundson, Director of Studies
    anna.gudmundson@su.se
    08-674 72 67

    Department of Romance Studies and Classics

    Department of Linguistics

    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.