English Acquisition and Multilingualism

The Master comprises a course component of 60 ECTS and a thesis of 60 ECTS. The course work consists of five compulsory modules; two of these will run in the Autumn (first semester) and three will be offered in the Spring (second semester):

  • ENG-3040 First Language Acquisition (10 ECTS)
  • ENG-3050 Second Language Acquisition (10 ECTS)
  • ENG-3060 Multilingualism (10 ECTS)
  • ENG-3070 Varieties of English (10 ECTS)
  • HIF-3082 Quantitative Methods in Linguistics (10 ECTS)

In addition, the student can choose between the following two courses in the first semester (Autumn):

  • HIF-3010 Syntax I (10 ECTS), or
  • HIF-3022 Phonology I (10 ECTS)

The 60 ECTS based on course work should be completed in the first year of study, while the second year (60 ECTS) should be dedicated to writing the thesis. While working on the Master's thesis, a seminar is offered to support the students' research projects. In the Autumn (third semester), the seminar involves linguistics majors from all languages, and in the Spring (fourth semester), there is a seminar for English linguistics in particular. Students also get the opportunity to present their work in the LAVA-groups' research seminar, LAVA lunch.

Application deadline 1 December
Entry requirements Bachelor in English
Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Tromsø
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English