How can the study of linguistics and literature provide insight into our sense of reality, identity and value systems? The programme comprises courses in English language and linguistics, as well as in British and American literature. Students can specialize in either linguistics or literature, defining their own research projects under supervision. We offer courses in both synchronic and diachronic linguistics, as well as in early modern and modern literature.
The Master programme gives oral and written training in the assessment and testing of different methods of analysis. In the literature courses, there will be advanced training in vocabulary, sense of nuances, and stylistic variation. In the linguistic courses, there will be advanced training in the analysis of language structure and experimental psycholinguistic approaches to the investigation of language processing.
On completion of the study programme, students will have acquired:
The degree qualifies candidates for admission to Ph.D. programmes in either linguistics or literature. Candidates may find relevant work in education, culture, publishing, journalism and public relations, in the public as well as in the private sector, both nationally and internationally.
The prerequisite for admission to the Master’s programme is a completed Bacherlor’s degree, in which English is the major component. The English major must include at least 30 credits in language/linguistics and at least 30 credits in literature. At least 20 credits must be at level 200. Applicants must have achieved a C grade or higher in their specialisation (80 ECTS).
Students wishing to study a semester abroad, may do so on application. Studies abroad will normally take place in the second semester.