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  MA in Linguistics


Aarhus University    Arts

Full time August, September MA 2 Years
Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Linguistics & Classics (23)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MA in Linguistics programme. Delve into the intricate world of language, exploring its structure, evolution, and cultural significance. Uncover the cognitive, social, and neurobiological aspects of language production and comprehension. Through a blend of theoretical courses and practical modules, you will master linguistic theory, experimental methods, and computational techniques. The programme offers a unique opportunity for a project placement, enabling you to apply your skills in a real-world setting and enhance your career prospects. Graduates possess a deep understanding of oral and written language, paving the way for diverse career paths in traditional, social, and computational language services. To qualify, you need a relevant bachelor's degree and meet specific academic and English language requirements. Join us in shaping the future of language technology and societal communication with the MA in Linguistics programme.

About the course

Linguists study language in its most general and fundamental sense. In our daily lives, we are surrounded by language, and linguists seek to understand how humans use sound, writing, sign and gesture to encode and convey meaning. They develop descriptions of and theories explaining the structure, use, and evolution of language, and they investigate language in its interpersonal and cultural contexts. Linguists conduct research on the cognitive, social and neurobiological processes involved in producing and understanding language; on the development of these processes in childhood; on clinical disruptions to these processes; on the historical and cultural processes involved in the evolution and use of language; on the role language and dialect play in society and cultural identity; and on the structural characteristics that distinguish the world’s languages. Increasingly, linguists also contribute to the development of language technologies such as speech recognition, machine translation, and automatic text parsing.

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Entry Requirements

1. General admission requirement
A relevant and recognised bachelor’s degree (minimum of 180 ECTS)

2. Specific admission requirements
Specific academic requirements (e.g. a minimum of ECTS within a specific field)

3. English language requirement
Recognised tests:
• TOEFL (ibt): 83
• IELTS: 6.5
• Cambridge: Specific grades apply

* Tests must be no more than two years old.

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Fees

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE
Others: 8,000 EUR/year

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