• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Master programme in Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society offered by University of Jyväskylä focuses on language-related questions of current-day society, such as multilingualism, language education, discourse and power, media, policy making, mobility and migration. Becoming a language expert means not just improving your language and communication skills but also understanding how languages work. Being sensitive to cultural and linguistic diversity makes you a highly skilled communicator who is adaptable to different situations and cultures. Being able to communicate, to understand, to interpret, to mediate, to empathize, to negotiate, and to explain are all based on language and are central to politics, business, healthcare, entertainment, media, education, and science.

APPLANG Master's degree programme is internationally unique, because it brings into dialogue research areas that are traditionally kept apart: language learning and teaching and discourse studies. What is also unique both nationally and internationally is that the applied language studies at the University of Jyväskylä combines research and teaching on first, second, and foreign languages.

Career opportunities

Graduates with advanced knowledge of applied language studies can work in a broad range of professional and academic fields, performing tasks that require expertise in, for instance, communication, language teaching and consulting, planning and project work, or research.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Introduction to Applied Language studies for the changing society
  • Study circle: methodologies of applied language studies
  • Study circle: current trends in applied language studies for the changing society
  • Self-study: Perspectives on multilingualism
  • Multilingual Learning Environments
  • Self-study: Literacy
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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The selection process consists of two parts:

1)      Review of application documents

2)      Personal interview (by phone or Skype) of short-listed applicants

Application attachments

1) Application form

2) Officially certified transcript of records

3) Officially certified copies of degree certificate

4) Copy of a valid passport

5) Certificate of English language proficiency

6) Preliminary master’s thesis proposal 

7) Motivation letter

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8000 International


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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