Study guide's Master's Degree Programme in Linguistic Sciences, 2018-19 information (E)



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Master's Degree Programme in Linguistic Sciences (120 ECTS)

This Master’s degree programme (MDP), taught entirely in English, seeks to provide an opportunity to study language, linguistics, language technology and translation from a variety of perspectives. The degree consists of coursework, workshops, book examinations, seminars and a research thesis (MA thesis).

The programme consists of three thematic sub-programmes with overlapping basic components followed by field-specific special training. These sub-programmes are:

Sociolinguistics: Language Contacts and Language Policy
Linguistics and Language Technology
Translation Studies and Translation Technology

The objectives of the MDP include in-depth understanding of the focal issues, theories and methods of the corresponding sub-programme to the extent that after completing their MA the students are able to carry out independent research and are eligible to pursue doctoral studies in their field of specialisation.

Besides academic jobs (research and/or teaching), graduates are envisaged to find career paths, depending on the sub-programme, in language technology firms, large translation agencies, localization and documentation houses, and in the fields of translator training, language planning, and language policy.

Linguistics and Language Technology
The MA students from the Linguistics and Language Technology sub-programme have the necessary academic skills, theoretical knowledge and other capacities to enable them to continue their studies in PhD programs in either Linguistics or Language Technology, or to be able to work as specialists in non-academic jobs requiring intensive and extensive knowledge in linguistics and/or language technology. - Academic Head: Professor Stefan Werner

Sociolinguistics: Language Contacts and Language Policy
In a globalizing world, societies are faced with multilingualism and language contact, which heightens the significance of language policy. This sub-programme builds a solid foundation for a career in research, higher education, international organizations or national contexts by focusing on language and society in multilingual settings: outcomes of language contact, language minorities and endangerment, globalization of English, and language policy. The sub-programme collaborates with international study programmes in sociology, human geography, and history. - Academic Head: Professor Mikko Laitinen

Translation Studies and Translation Technology
In today’s world, translation industry is highly technologised. The sub-programme of translation studies and translation technology offers training for technology-savvy translation specialists with a solid theoretical basis in translation studies. Extensive hands-on learning and collaborative and dialogical teaching methods equip the students with skills and abilities required in modern translation industry, and promote innovative research on MA level and beyond. - Academic Head: Professor Jukka Mäkisalo

Contact persons

Professor Stefan Werner
+358 294 45 2161
ling-sci(at)uef.fi

Professor Mikko Laitinen
+358 294 45 2123
ling-sci(at)uef.fi

Professor Jukka Mäkisalo
+358 294 45 2138
ling-sci(at)uef.fi

Coordinator
Juuso Loikkanen
+358 294 45 8038
ling-sci(at)uef.fi