M.A. Sociolinguistics

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR770 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English, French, German, Spanish, Italian (Find a course)
University of Bern | Berne, Switzerland
The two-year Master Programme in Sociolinguistics examines, from many different angles, the complex interconnection between language and society. It provides a critical understanding of both theory and method in the discipline, introducing both the latest groundbreaking ideas as well as providing a practical training in empirical research, qualitative and quantitative methods and fieldwork techniques.

Description of Sociolinguistics


We take a deliberately interdisciplinary approach in the Master Programme, introducing topics essential for a broad understanding of language use in its social context, including, in addition to sociolinguistics itself, relevant aspects of, for example, psycholinguistics and second language acquisition

Sociolinguistics is taught at the Center for the Study of Language and Society (CSLS ), an interdisciplinary research centre composed of the following Departments: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish and Slavic Linguistics.

These Departments offer courses from which students can design a programme that both meets their own individual research interests and addresses their specific professional objectives. Depending on the Department, courses take place in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline April 30; August 31
Tuition fee
  • EUR 770 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 770 Year (EEA)
Tuition fee, semester fee and Student Union membership: CHF 805.-/per semester
Start date February  2016, September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content


Requirements for Sociolinguistics


Admission requirements


  • are holding a Master degree or an equivalent degree from a state or state-recognised university and
  • meet the formal pre-requisites for a doctorate (e. g. certain average mark or grade) of the relevant faculty or graduate school

Work Experience for Sociolinguistics

No work experience is required.

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