The Master’s Programme in Language Sciences with a Specialisation in English (English Linguistics) provides an in-depth two-year course of study of the core areas of English linguistics: phonology, syntax, semantics, and Old and Middle English, as well as academic English, with optional courses in, for example, sociolinguistics. 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 adequate 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, interpretation and translation.