Language and Culture in Europe, 60/120 credits
The programme will not admit students in autumn 2013.
Degree: Master of Arts (120 credits) in Language and Culture (with a Major in one of the following subjects: English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Comparative Literature and General Linguistics) or Magisterexamen (translated as Master of Arts in Language and Culture (60 credits)) with a major in one of the following subjects: English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Comparative Literature and General Linguistics.
The Language and Culture programme prepares students for work, further studies or research in any of the following subjects: English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Comparative Literature and General Linguistics.
The programme aims to stimulate an independent and critical approach to the study of language and literature. Furthermore, to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need in order to contribute to developments in the field as teachers, researchers or other professional roles. Students will develop an ability to carry out informed analysis of the history, development and characteristics of European languages and literature.
With a focus on major epochs and languages, the programme develops broad, interdisciplinary skills and knowledge within linguistic, literary and anthropological theories and methods, and explores language processes and literary texts in their own cultural context. The curriculum ranges from everyday conversations to novels, plays, poems, and films.
On completion of the programme students should:
- have acquired knowledge of the development, relations and characteristics of the European languages and literature. This includes their inception to the present day as well as an understanding of fundamental concepts and methods used in linguistic and literary study.
- have developed an in-depth understanding of the history of European languages and literature and their international dissemination and interaction with other languages, literature and cultures.
- have acquired the analytical tools necessary to examine linguistic and literary products (spoken conversations as well as written texts) as instances of contextualised language interaction.
- be able to conduct independent analyses of issues related to European languages and literature, and to present the results in accordance with approved scholarly methods.
The programme is divided into two parts: Level One comprises the first year, and Level Two the second year. Both Levels are independent units. Students who wish to take only Level One are eligible for a Master of Arts degree (60 credits); if so, they must submit a 15-credit thesis during their second term.
Employment and career opportunities
The programme prepares students for work, further studies or research in the field of language and culture in Europe. The skills and knowledge acquired will contribute to professional contexts related to teaching, communication and research involving any of the following subjects: English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Comparative Literature or General Linguistics.
Ann-Sofie Persson, +46 13 28 18 21
Last updated: 2013-05-27