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Language Science with a Specialisation in Bilingualism, M.Litt.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #77 (ARWU) ,
The Master’s Programme in Language Sciences can be read with a specialisation in Bilingualism, among others. The host department for the programme is the Department of Linguistics. The programme consists of compulsory courses common to the entire programme, compulsory courses for the main field of study, and elective courses from the Faculty of Humanities’ common offerings.


  • This specialisation provides a comprehensive two-year course of study of core areas in Bilingualism, aiming to develop and deepen your knowledge of bi- and multilingualism at both the individual and societal level. 
  • Bilingualism is a cross-disciplinary field of research connecting the areas such as linguistics, sociology, social anthropology, and cognitive psychology. The compulsory courses in this specialization cover different aspects of topics including second language acquisition and bilingual development in children and adults, age effects in second language acquisition, bilingualism and memory, communication and linguistic diversity, Swedish as a second language in children and adults, multiethnic youth language, attitudes towards languages/language varieties, bilingual education, second and foreign language teaching, language attrition in bilinguals, language ideology, language politics, and transnational multilingualism.
  • The education also includes compulsory courses that are common to the whole programme as well as optional courses, aiming at extending and deepening your knowledge in language science, as well as at strengthening your grasp of research methodology, research ethics and your ability to carry out scientific reasoning. 
  • The programme ends with a 30-credit degree project where you, with the assistance of a supervisor, design and conduct a scientific investigation addressing an issue in the field of Bilingualism. Providing advanced knowledge and skills in the language sciences, the programme may serve as preparation for PhD studies in Bilingualism, or for a professional career in connection with language.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Methods in Research on Bilingualism
  • Second Language Learning and Bilingual Development
  • Psycholinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A requirement for all Master's programmes is the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System.
  • In order to document your eligibility, you must provide University Admissions in Sweden with copies of your previous study information, as well as document your English proficiency. 
  • Specific requirements include a degree of Bachelor of Arts, including an independent degree project, in a linguistic field or other field relevant for the given specialization (e.g. pedagogy, psychology or social anthropology) and at least 30 ECTS credits in linguistics. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8724 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17450 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • First instalment: 45000 SEK
  • Total course/programme fee: 180000 SEK

Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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