• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • 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

  • More details: 1 September
  • 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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Academic Requirements

Eligible applicants for the Master’s Degree Programme must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in linguistics/applied linguistics, modern languages, or other relevant field by 30 June 2017. The selection will be based on the content of the completed degree, success in studies, interest, and motivation.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field completed by 30 June 2017. Suitable degrees include a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent in linguistics, applied linguistics, modern languages, or other relevant field.
  • Proven interest in the field and potential for post-graduate (doctoral) studies
  • Reasons for applying i.e. motivation
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Entrance examination and aptitude test
  • Phase I: Assessment of eligible applicants based on the application documents
  • Phase II: Interviews and final student selection
  • Interviews will be arranged in February and the final admission decision will be announced by 15 March 2017. Invitations for the interview will be sent via email a minimum of one week before the interview.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 8000 International

Tuition fees will be introduced only for non-EU/EEA students in Finland from August 2017 onwards. The fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that at the University of Jyväskylä.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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