The Master’s Programme in Language Sciences with a Specialisation in 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.

This programme will not be offered in autumn 2018.

Further information about courses is available on: courses at advanced level (second cycle). Schedules and course literature is published ahead of each term.

Coordinator: Mikko Höglund
email: ma@english.su.se

Admission requirements

A Degree of Bachelor of Arts, including 90 ECTS credits (major) in a discipline related to the course (English Linguistics) and a degree project in that field. Applicants’ knowledge of English must be documented by an international proficiency test: TOEFL test including TWE with a minimum of 630 (paper) 267 (computer) or 109 (Internet), or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency with an A or B grade, or IELTS test with a minimum of 7.5 (and no module under 7), or the equivalent.

Please note that the English language requirement for this programme is higher than the basic English B/6 requirement. Exemptions from our requirement can only be given in some instances - please contact us for more information. The exemption cases listed on www.universityadmissions.se refer to the basic English B/6 requirement and therefore do not apply for our programme.

Information for admitted students, autumn 2017