Master’s Programme in Language Science

The Master’s Programme offers a comprehensive two-year course of study with a specialisation in one of twenty different areas of inquiry. The programme aims at extending and deepening students’ knowledge within the chosen field of study, while strengthening the interdisciplinary knowledge of theory, research ethics and research methodologies.

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The Master's Programme in Language Science is offered in cooperation with the language departments at Stockholm University. It offers a comprehensive two-year education with a specialisation in one of the following areas of inquiry:

Ancient Greek

Applied English Linguistics

Baltic Languages



English Linguistics





Language education




Scandinavian Languages



Swedish as a Second Language

Swedish as a Second Language – part time studies

Typology and Linguistic Diversity 

Most specialisations are open for international students who meet the academic requirements for admission.


The courses in the Master’s Programme fall within three categories:

  • Courses obligatory to the programme. These courses are obligatory to all students in the programme and the instruction language is always English.
  • Courses obligatory to the specialisations (60–75 credits). These courses are offered by the department hosting the specialisation. Courses in the international specialisations have English as instruction language. Information about the obligatory courses for each specialisation is found in the study route of the specialisation.
  • Optional courses (15–30 credits). These courses can be freely selected from the courses at Stockholm University. However, please note that you always have to confirm your selection of courses with the coordinator for your specialisation.

Apply for optional courses

For the optional courses that you wish to take you have to apply at ( The application deadline for the courses in spring is in the middle of October. The application deadline for the courses in autumn is in the middle of April. If you don't meet the Swedish language entry requirement, you can only apply for courses offered in English.


In addition to knowledge about linguistic theory and methodology, studies in Languages and Linguistics will help you develop skills such as critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving. Students often combine their studies in Linguistics with studies in Modern Languages, Philosophy, Pedagogy, or Computer Science.

Thus, studies in Languages and Linguistics can lead to a wide range of professions, from academic research and teaching to working in the tech industry. Linguistic studies are advantageous in areas such as language teaching, editorial work, translation, development of digital teaching materials, and speech and language technology.


Hear from our alumni

I was lycky to get in

Master's student Elena Moser. Photo: Private
Photo: Private

Elena Moser from Switzerland studied the Master’s Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in Typology and Linguistic Diversity.

"I was lucky to get in"

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