Linguistics, M.Phil. | University of Bergen | Bergen, Norway
24 months
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257950 NOK/year
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About

The Linguistics degree offered by the University of Bergen can make important contributions to the field of computational linguistics and language technology.

Overview

The Linguistics degree offered by the University of Bergen takes four semesters and is divided into a course part worth 60 ECTS and a master's thesis worth 60 ECTS.

Linguistics is the study of natural human languages. It searches for answers to questions like:  

  • What is it about human language that is so unique? 
  • Languages themselves have unlimited possible combinations of words, so how can we describe them systematically and concisely? 
  • How and why do we divide the world’s languages into different families? 

Overview

In today’s multicultural and technology-driven world, there is a great demand for translation of documents, and people trained in linguistics can make important contributions to the field of computational linguistics and language technology (“machine translation”).  

Increased migration from countries in Africa and Asia gives rise to increased multilingualism in Europe. Knowledge of the structure of their languages will facilitate integration (or rather incorporation) of these people. In this context linguistic tools are of utmost importance.  

With a master’s in Linguistics, you may also contribute to projects in public education, such as designing the structure of dictionaries. Work like this is especially valuable for speakers of the world’s minority languages.   As a master’s student in Linguistics, you will enjoy: 

  • An informal relationship with staff, who welcome your questions 
  • An international flavour, with students and staff members from other countries 
  • Your own desk in a reading room shared with other MA students at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies. 
  • The opportunity to become a student representative in the programme committee of Linguistics, or to arrange social and academic gatherings as part of the student council. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Experimental Psycholinguistics
  • Computer Models of Language and Applications
  • Modern Grammatical and Semantic Theory
  • Metods for Master's Students in Language and Linguistics
  • Philosophy of Science for Linguistics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have obtained a bachelor's degree, normally of minimum 4 years' duration.
  • Your degree must be issued by an officially recognised and accredited university.
  • Your degree must include courses equalling at least 80 ECTS (approximately 1.5 years of full-time studies) in a subject relevant to the programme you apply for.
  • You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C. A Norwegian C is a good grade, comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system. All foreign education is individually evaluated during the admission process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    257950 NOK/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 257950 NOK per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 NOK per year during 24 months.

The semester fee is NOK 650

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Master's scholarship opportunities for Linguistics.

Available Scholarships

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Independent provider
Grant
3000 EUR
Deadline
Anytime
Scholarship Scheme set up with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Merit-based Need-based

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The Anglo-Norse Society - scholarships & grants
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 GBP
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
Anglo-Norse Society - Other awards and Grants
Merit-based

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The Anglo-Norse Society - scholarships & grants
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
20 Sep 2024
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Ayn Rand Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
24 Apr 2025
Go Global MBA Scholarship
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
Merit-based

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Pinsky Law
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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European Commission
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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MyUS
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Dermadry
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
Merit-based

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Verified Scholarships
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
Merit-based

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PlagiarismSearch
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Florida Rentals
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Independent provider
Grant
965 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
Merit-based

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Shield Your Body
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Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
CryptoRunner Scholarship
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CryptoRunner
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