The Master’s Programme in Language Sciences with a Specialisation in English (English Linguistics) provides an in-depth two-year course of study of the core areas of English linguistics: phonology, syntax, and semantics, as well as academic English, with optional courses in, for example, sociolinguistics, World Englishes, and Old and Middle English. You will be trained in independent and critical work on linguistic issues, and you will improve your competence in the analysis of language data. The programme aims to extend and develop your grasp of your chosen field of study, as well as to strengthen your inter-disciplinary knowledge in areas like scientific theory, ethics and research methodology. The training consists of compulsory courses that are common to the whole programme, compulsory courses in your main field of study, as well as optional courses from a pool of courses offered by departments from the Faculty of Humanities. Your work with the master’s thesis will develop your ability to conduct a linguistic investigation, analyse and discuss your observed data, and produce a scientific text in appropriate English. The programme, which provides detailed knowledge and skills, may serve as preparation for Third Level studies (PhD level) in English linguistics, or for a professional career in connection with language: work in archives, translation and publishing companies and domestic and international administration.