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Master's Program in Language and Linguistics, Several Specialisation Options

Lund University
2 years
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Master's degree
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Master's Program in Language and Linguistics, Several Specialisation Options

The Centre for Languages and Literature is Sweden’s largest research and teaching environment for linguistics, languages, cognitive semiotics, literature, film, and area studies. The MA in Language and Linguistics offers a unique opportunity to study an integrated programme, with obligatory courses in philosophy of science and methods, while allowing you to deepen your knowledge in your specialisation through separate courses. The programme thus combines a broad base with a specific expertise. With an MA in Language and Linguistics, you will be well prepared for further academic studies, as well as attractive to employers looking for highly qualified individuals with knowledge in language and communication.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor’s degree with a major in the specialisation chosen (corresponding to a Swedish major with 90 or 120 credits in the subject) and a completed Bachelor’s degree thesis within this subject. The word count for these written samples of work should be between 6 000 and 8 000 words in total, or longer if the BA thesis itself is longer (excluding the references and possible appendices). English Level 6. Please note that for the specialisation in English Linguistics, English language proficiency demonstrated by an average result of 7.5 in IELTS tests (Academic), with no section scoring below 7.0, is required. No exceptions are made.

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

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Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

Tuition fee SEK 110 000 per year for non-EU/EEA citizens. No fee for EU/EEA citizens.


Credits: 120 ECTS

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Lund University

Lund University, founded in 1666, is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities and offers over 140 international degree programs in subject areas ranging from engineering, science, social...

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Why study at Lund University

  • A top 100 university in the world.
  • Sweden’s top-ranked comprehensive university.
  • A top 100 university for graduate employability.
  • The #1 choice for international students studying in Sweden, offering a choice of more than 140 international degree programmes, as well as exchange and PhD studies.
  • The University was ranked 40th in the Times Higher Education Most International Universities in the World Rankings 2021. We attract students from over 130 different countries.
  • Founded in 1666 – one of the oldest and broadest universities in northern Europe.
  • A non-profit, public university with 43 700 students.
  • Global class environments where students gain cultural perspectives and develop international networks that are highly valued by employers worldwide.
  • The breadth of the University creates excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research and education.
  • Lund University is a member of international research-intensive university networks such as LERU and U21.
  • Lund is home to many world-leading research environments and is the location for two of Europe’s largest research facilities.
  • Students in Lund are given excellent opportunities for business interaction, like the city, with its unique, world-class environment for technology, knowledge, innovation, and entrepreneurship hosts an impressive breadth of global companies.

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221 00 Lund

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