M.A. Language and Linguistics, Greek/Modern Greek

Lund University

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The languages of instruction are English and the language corresponding to the field of your specialisation. As a Masters student, you will have the possibility of receiving funding for a stay abroad to conduct research on your Masters thesis through grants available from the Birgit Rausing Language Programme.

In the specialisation in Greek/Modern Greek, students follow the development of the Greek language from antiquity to modern times. The programme involves the study of texts from various epochs, of how Greek has influenced and been influenced by other Indo-European languages, and also more in-depth studies of how Greek linguistics has evolved throughout the world. The specialisation consists of courses both directly related to and outside of the core subject. Students can choose to specialise in either Greek or Modern Greek.

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.


There are several different types of courses:

* Compulsory courses for all specialisations include the introductory course The Philosophy of Science for Linguists, Methods in General Linguistics (third semester) and the concluding Master's thesis.
* There are also compulsory courses specific to each specialisation for the Master of Arts (two years) constituting 30 credits. Compulsory courses are offered at least once during the programme.


Admission requirementsA Bachelor s degree with a major in the Greek or Modern Greek (corresponding to a Swedish major with 90 credits in the subject) and a completed independent paper/essay within this subject. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteriaBased on Bachelor's degree essay, grades of relevant courses and interviews.

English Language Requirements

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

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