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Language and Society

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-15757
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

This course addresses the role of language in society and the world?s linguistic relationships from a sociolinguistic and intercultural perspective. You will study how history, politics, economics and migration (to name but a few factors) can affect the language use of different groups, societies and nations, as well as discussing issues related to language and power, the linguistic market, minority languages and linguistic hierarchies, amongst other concepts.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

The requirement for admission to the course is a Bachelor's degree of 180 credits or the equivalent foreign qualification including an individual assignment of 15 credits at advanced level. An additional requirement is English 6 from the Swedish upper-secondary school or the equivalent level from an internationally acknowledged test.

Depending on what the main field of study is, there is a requirement of 60 credits in English, French, Spanish or German, alternatively 90 credits in Arabic or Russian, or 120 credits in Japanese or Chinese, or the equivalent level of proficiency in respective language from an
internationally acknowledged test. For students with African languages as their main field of study, there are no requirements of prior knowledge in the subject.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.