Applicants from outside the EU/EEA
- 16 October – 15 January www.universityadmissions.se (Applicants from the EU/EEA are also advised to apply during this period, if possible.)
Applicants from the EU/EEA
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-scholarship/
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.
Broad labour market
Language skills, general skills and knowledge of cultural differences along with communication skills are highly valued by employers. Potential occupations and fields of work include positions within tourism and NGOs, communications, commissions of inquiry, public relations, human resources, migration and integration issues, to name a few. In other words, the potential labour market for graduates of this programme is very broad and the potential employers are many. See some examples below of current workplaces of the programme’s alumni.
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 Assessment of prior learning in main field of study (below).
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.
Programme syllabus, Language and intercultural communication (pdf)
Structure of the programme (pdf)
For admission, students must hold a Swedish or foreign Bachelor’s degree (alternatively 180 credits that included an independent project of 15 credits at second-cycle level). In addition, the student must have completed English 6 (English 6 within the Swedish secondary school education system, or equivalent), as well as 60 credits in English, French, Spanish or German; or alternatively 90 credits in Arabic or Russian; or 120 credits in Japanese or Chinese, or equivalent prior learning, which is assessed by the Department. For students with African languages as their main field of study, no prior knowledge in the subject is required.
Higher education credits without any upper limit.
Read more about the programme
Courses in the programme
You can 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: