Language and Linguistics, Japanese

Lund University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
9475 EUR/year
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Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Language and Linguistics, Japanese.


The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. In the Language and Linguistics, Japanese programme from Lund University, you will meet and study together with students from 15 different fields of specialisation. The languages of instruction are English and the language corresponding to the field of your specialisation. As a Master’s student, you will have the possibility of receiving funding for a stay abroad to conduct research on your Master’s thesis through grants available from the Birgit Rausing Language Programme.

The specialisation in Japanese is aimed at those with a desire to pursue deeper studies in Japanese linguistics. In their second term students will follow two courses focusing partly on the reading and translation of texts on Japanese theoretical linguistics, and partly on classical Japanese. This module, together with the courses in general linguistics offered within the Master’s Programme, provides the student with a solid theoretical foundation. Students may also write their master’s thesis on a topic related to Japanese linguistics. The Japanese linguistics option will appeal to those who need a practical as well as a theoretical knowledge of the Japanese language for their current or future career.

Career prospects

With a Master´s degree in Language and Linguistics, you are attractive for employers looking for a highly qualified individual with specialised knowledge in communication and language. An international MA in Language and Linguistics also provides you with the academic background you need in order to apply for doctoral studies in languages and linguistics.

Programme Structure

  • Compulsory courses common to all specialisations: Philosophy of Science for Linguists, Fundamental Linguistic Methods;
  • Compulsory courses for each specialisation, and a Master’s degree thesis; 
  • Elective courses, to be selected from a list available from the programme coordinator.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor s degree with a major in Japanese (corresponding to a Swedish major with 120 credits in the subject) and a completed independent paper/essay in Japanese linguisticst. English 6/English Course B
  • Based on Bachelor's degree essay, grades of relevant courses and interviews.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9475 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18950 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 200 000


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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