What will I learn?

The Master’s Programme in Language Science 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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
SEK90,000.00 (9,270 US$) per year
Total course/programme fee: SEK 180,000
Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

Stockholm University

Universitetsvagen 10A,

STOCKHOLM,

SE-106 91, Sweden

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System. Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL: Paper-based - For Course B: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery for Course B: Minimum score of 90; Pearson Test of English B / English 6: Score of 62 (writing 61); University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English).

For international students

Students must have completed 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 equivalent.

English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic - an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5; TOEFL pBT - Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575; TOEFL iBT - Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90; Pearson PTE Academic - Score of 62 (writing 61); University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) - C1 Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English), or Cambridge ESOL Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International, Level C1.

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