M.A. Language and Linguistics, German

Lund University

Application deadline: January 15, 2013
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 11,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master´s level. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. You will meet and study together with students from 13 different fields of specialisation. As a Master´s student, you will have the possibility of receiving funding for a stay abroad to conduct research on your Master´s thesis through grants available from the Birgit Rausing Language Programme.

The specialisation in German focuses on the structure and use of German. Based on a long tradition, the dominant fields of study in Lund are the morphosyntax of German in the generative framework and the analysis of the German language within modern pragmatic theories. Special attention is given to the general theoretical explorations and language-specific aspects of information structure. The German language is studied from a contrastive point of view, most importantly in relation to other Germanic languages. Master´s students of German also have the possibility of broadening their linguistic knowledge by taking courses pertaining to other linguistic fields such as phonology, language acquisition, language variation and semantics offered by other departments of the Centre for Languages and Literature in Lund.

Career prospects

With a Master´s degree in Language and Linguistics, you are attractive for employers looking for a highly qualified individual with specialised knowledge in communication and language. An international MA in Language and Linguistics also provides you with the academic background you need in order to apply for doctoral studies in languages and linguistics.

Contents

The Master of Arts (120 ECTS) programme consists of:

* Compulsory courses common to all specialisations (45 ECTS): General Linguistics: Philosophy of Science for Linguists (7.5 ECTS), Fundamental Linguistic Methods (7.5 ECTS), Masters degree thesis (30 ECTS).
* Compulsory courses for the specialisation German: Germman: Modern Linguistic Theory within German Philology (7.5 ECTS), German: Pragmatic (7.5 ECTS), German: the Structure of Information (7.5 ECTS), German: Text Analysis (7.5 ECTS).
* Elective courses (45 ECTS), to be selected from a list avail able from the programme coordinator.

Requirements

A Bachelor´s degree or the equivalent, with a major in the subject of specialisation chosen for the Master´s programme.

English B (advanced) language proficiency shall be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

* IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section less than 5.5)
* TOEFL paper-based score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575; internet based score of 20 (scale 0-30) and a total score of 90
* Cambridge/Oxford Advanced Certificate of Proficiency
* A Bachelors degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, according to the International Handbook of Universities
* A pass on English course B (Swedish upper secondary school).

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

Funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland). You apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship after you have applied for the programme/or free-standing course you wish to study at Lund University.

Programme-specific scholarships

Some programmes may have specific scholarships connected only to the programme or the subject area.

Erasmus Mundus Action 1
Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus joint programmes (Action 1). As a student on these Master's programmes you can get a scholarship that can cover both tuition fees and living expenses. Details can be found on the Erasmus Mundus programme pages.

Erasmus Mundus Action 2
Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus Action 2 "lots".If you are from an eligible country you can apply for a scholarship to come to Lund University. Scholarships are available to academic staff, PhD students, Master's students and Bachelor's students and can cover both tuition fees and living expenses.

Swedish Institute scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers several scholarship programmes for international students studying at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Swedish Institute Study Scholarship:

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly qualified students across two categories:

Category 1: Students from the following 12 developing countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Category 2: Students with citizenship from countries on the DAC list (note there are some exceptions).

Other Swedish Institute Scholarships:

* Visby Programme - Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Region
* Swedish Institute Scholarships for East Europe
* Swedish-Turkish Programme

US Student Finance
Lund University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for undergraduate, Masters and doctoral programmes. This includes the Stafford Loans and the Graduate Plus Loans. Please note that this loan programme is only available to US citizens or eligible non-citizens.

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