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English - English Linguistics

24 months
9526 EUR/year
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In the English - English Linguistics Master Programme at Uppsala University you will learn about the history and development of the English language from its earliest days up to the present, including the spread of the language around the world, leading to its unique global status.


Specialising in English Linguistics helps you to become an expert on the English language by studying its history, its structure, its global distribution, its social significance, and its acquisition in language classrooms around the world. You will study how individuals learn English, and how teachers can best facilitate the process of language acquisition. 

During the English - English Linguistics programme offered at Uppsala University you can expect to:
  • specialise in the area of English linguistics that interests you
  • study history, structure, global distribution, social significance and learning of the English language in one programme
  • learn methods for carrying out empirical studies and contribute to our understanding of this uniquely global language

Career opportunities

Completing the Master Programme in English, specialising in English Linguistics will help you to develop intellectually, refining your research and analytical skills in ways that will prepare you either for doctoral study or for employment beyond the university in a wide array of fields. Our programme has been producing successful graduates for over ten years. 

When you are about to finish your studies and want to start planning for your next step in life, you are welcome to UU Careers for support and guidance. You are also welcome to a variety of career activities and events all through your stay at Uppsala University. Of course, the services are free of charge.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language in Society: Theory, Analysis and Interpretation 
  • World Englishes: Social and Linguistic Perspectives 
  • Introduction to Corpus Linguistics 
  • From Project to Paper: Writing about Linguistic Research 
  • Second Language Acquisition: Theoretical and Practical Approaches
  • Teaching English in Language Classrooms Today
  • English in Transition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be English or an equivalent subject.

Selection: Students are selected based on:
  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page) and
  • the quality of the Bachelor's thesis/degree project.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9526 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19053 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.


  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50,000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 200,000

Living costs for Uppsala

7620 - 12066 SEK /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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