Master’s Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in Typology and Linguistic Diversity
120 credits cr.
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The programme aims at extending and deepening your knowledge in the field of Typology and Linguistic Diversity. It also strengthens your grasp of research methodology, research ethics and your ability to carry out scientific reasoning.
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, compulsory courses in the main field of study as well as optional courses.
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)
The Master's Programme in Language Science is administrated from the Department of Linguistics in collaboration with the language departments at Stockholm Univiersity. Coordinator for the specialisation in Typology and Linguistic Diversity is Sofia Gustafson Capková.Director of Studies, Second level (Master's)Student Office