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MA in Linguistics

Aarhus University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Aarhus
English
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About this program

MA in Linguistics

Understanding Language: Its Diversity and Function

The MA in Linguistics at Aarhus University explores the various aspects of language through project-based research under expert supervision. Students in the Program learn to use qualitative, quantitative, and computational methods to examine language description and diversity, the role of language in communication and society, functionalist theories of language, language as a cognitive phenomenon, and experimental and computational approaches to the study of language. In addition to gaining specialised skills in linguistic analysis, students also gain general proficiency in statistics and programming.

A Close Community

Linguistics at AU is a medium-sized Program with about a hundred students – so students are welcomed into a tight-knit academic and social community. Expect many opportunities for dialogue with professors, detailed feedback, and many after-class activities.

The Program is known for its strong international research profile. Teachers have worldwide connections and are aware of the newest developments in their fields. Each semester, students are invited to participate in research projects on a range of subjects.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program Struture

The MA program builds toward a thesis project on a subject of the student’s own choosing. The courses in the program prepare students to design experiments and do statistical analyses of the results, investigate the relationship between structure and meaning in language, explore the relationship between linguistic structure and the contextual constraints of usage, understand the diversity of means by which the world’s languages solve similar communicative problems, and use computational methods to investigate linguistic phenomena. Students on the MA Program are involved in two research projects on exciting new topics and have the opportunity to explore the application of linguistics in the workplace through an internship. All students are assigned a staff member as a mentor for the duration of their studies.

Students have a chance to complete project-oriented work with their peers in the first year, and with an external partner in the third semester—a chance to work in a practical setting. Students are encouraged to choose their own research focus throughout the Program, and especially for their MA thesis, and are encouraged to align their projects with their future career goals.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition

  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE
  • Others: €8,000

Career paths

Graduates of the MA in Linguistics Program are equipped with skills in communication and in the systematisation of complex data. They are qualified to take on work as consultants, bilingualism specialists, communications officers, teachers, editors, language therapy consultants, developers of language technology, specialists in endangered languages and, of course, in public relations.

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Welcome to Aarhus University in Denmark!

Established in 1928, Aarhus University has grown to be a world-leading research institution with a modern, dynamic and highly international study environment. It is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 100 educational institutions, and recently ranked 69th in...


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Why study at Aarhus University

An international and diverse university

Aarhus University is home to many international students and researchers – 12% of our students are international, from over 120 different countries! For that reason, English is our second language here at AU and we offer over 50 English-taught courses at either Bachelor’s or Master’s level. All our PhDs are English-taught. We also have a dedicated International Centre, to provide and introduction to living in Denmark and offer support and guidance.

Informal environment with focus on critical thinking

Teaching at AU takes place in an informal and inspiring environment, with a high focus on developing critical thinking skills and encouraging open debate. Professors at AU welcome discussions and value student insights to their classes. Furthermore, many courses at Aarhus University are interdisciplinary to give a students a well-rounded perspective of their chosen subject.

A comprehensive university

Aarhus University has five main faculties: Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences. Each faculty is highly specialized with state of the art research facilities available for student use. Our faculties of Natural and Technical Sciences both have a special focus on sustainability and facilitating a green transition.

Contact info

Aarhus University

Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

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