Master's Programme in Language and Intercultural Communication
This programme combines high-level skills in languages with intercultural communication and gives the student access to a broad labour market. The programme starts each autumn semester.
The main fields of study are African languages, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
Interpreting and understanding
Mobility and migration are growing elements of our society today, and it is therefore becoming important to be able to detect and respond to a variety of linguistic and cultural phenomena, to be able to interact with people from a variety of backgrounds, and to handle issues, contradictions and frictions that may arise, which can have linguistic and cultural causes.
Studies within the Master’s programme in Language and Intercultural Communication give you the linguistic tools you need to explore, interpret and understand a range of linguistic and cultural expressions and to draw conclusions about how discourses on culture and cultural differences can influence communication between and about different cultures. This capacity to analyse and discuss communicative manifestations of culture gives you a global education in languages and a cultural competence that is extremely useful for working in international milieus and handling intercultural encounters and opportunities.
Read about what students say about the education:
If you have questions about the programme, please contact the study counsellor:
Apply for scholarship
If you are liable for tuition fees for this programme, you can submit an application for a scholarship to University of Gothenburg Study Scholarships and University of Gothenburg Study Scholarships Syria. Information about applying for these scholarships can be found here: http://www.scholars4dev.com/14248/the-university-of-gothenburg-study-sc…
Following the Vice Chancellor’s revised instructions about the
implementation of a revised policy decision (GU 2020/2832), the teaching
at the Department of Languages and Literatures during the Spring term
of 2022 will as a rule continue to be done on campus, and infection
control measures will be taken in order to prevent crowds forming and
large numbers of people gathering. Some course components may be done
online. Online teaching of such course components is dependent on
whether the quality of the teaching can be maintained or not. Where
possible and appropriate, hybrid teaching may be offered. Examination
and obligatory course components will be carried out according to the
various course syllabi after due risk assessment for further
implementation of infection control measures. In the common examination
hall, special infection control measures apply. For further Covid-19
information to students, see:
Programme structure and content
You do not need to have studied languages at university level in the past, but you must have good reading and writing skills in the language that you choose to take your degree in. Read more about the language requirements under Prerequisites.
The programme has an interdisciplinary structure, which means that you will study with students specialising in other languages as well, not just the language that you have selected. This in itself provides intercultural experiences within your studies, and prepares you for work in an international milieu.
Courses in the programme
You find the course syllabus, literature list, timetable and information about the structure and content of the courses in the programme in the Canvas virtual learning environment: https://canvas.gu.se/courses/30871