Courses and programmes

We offer courses and programmes within two main areas: Linguistics and Sign Language. On behalf of Karolinska Institutet, we also give courses within the Speech and Language Pathology Programme.

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Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Linguists study how languages are structured, the similarities and differences between the languages of the world, and how languages develop, change and disappear. The field also studies how people use language to communicate with each other and how children acquire their mother tongue. 

More about Linguistics

Courses and programmes

See our courses and programmes given in english at the bottom of this page (tabs Spring 2022 and Autumn 2022).

For all our courses and programmes, please see the page in Swedish:

Våra utbildningar

Students in computer hall, Språkstudion. Photo by Lena K Johansson
Photo by Lena Katarina Johansson

We offer distance learning courses in linguistics for international students. 

Courses for international students, Autumn 2022

The Master’s Programme offers a comprehensive two-year course of study with a chosen specialisation in one of twenty different areas of inquiry. The programme aims at extending and deepening students’ knowledge within the chosen field of study, while strengthening the interdisciplinary knowledge of theory, research ethics, and research methodologies.

More about the Master's Programme


PhD Studies

We organize Ph.D. programmes in General Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Phonetics, Sign Language and Multilingualism in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

PhD Studies at the Department of Linguistics


PhD courses at SUBIC: Imaging in neuroscience

From January 2022, we are giving two new courses on experimental design and analysis of fMRI data. The courses are planned and offered in cooperation with the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University and the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet.

Application opens 15 October.

Imaging in neuroscience: with a focus on functional magnetic resonance imaging methods 7,5 credits

Imaging in neuroscience: with a focus on functional magnetic resonance imaging methods 1,5 credits


Sign Language

We offer courses in Swedish Sign Language for Beginners, Sign Language Linguistics and Swedish as a Second Language for the Deaf. All courses are offered in Swedish Sign Language and Swedish and require documented proficiency in Swedish Sign Language and Swedish. Please see the Swedish page "Våra utbildningar" for more information.

Våra utbildningar


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