Linguistic Sciences, M.A.

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Linguistic Sciences, M.A.


What do you think of when you hear the word “fish”? Do you think of a specific fish species, such as perch, pike or salmon, or merely of a creature that looks like a fish? If different languages, such as English, German and Swedish, were various fish species, linguistics would be an abstract fish through which one can examine the characteristics common to all fish species.

Linguistics is theory and methodology of language. The study programme approaches language from different viewpoints and by tapping into the findings of a variety of research methods. This creates a good theoretical and methodological overall picture of the use and users of language, its structure and its diversity

Duration: 2 years


A recognized Bachelor's degree (or higher) in the area of linguistics, language studies, or translation studies is required. 

Minimum requirements for the language skills verified through the official language tests are as follows:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0/6.5 in writing
  • TOEFL iBT: 100/24 in writing
  • PTE Academic: 68
  • C1 Advanced: 185/176 in writing
  • C2 Proficiency: 185/176 in writing

A language test is not required from applicants who have completed

  • upper secondary education in English in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden), Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States

  • a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in English in an EU/EEA country, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States

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