How does globalization challenge our understanding of language and communication? What roles do language and culture play in our societies? What are the connections between media, discourse and power? How does one understand language learning and questions of identity in today’s world? If you are interested in these and similar questions and their complex answers, the Master’s Degree Programme in Language, Globalization and Intercultural Communication (LAGIC) at the University of Jyväskylä is right for you.
In addition to theoretical depth, there is a strong practical aspect in the programme, providing communication competencies required in the multicultural, networked world. The programme prepares students for careers involving significant intercultural contact in companies, public organizations, and non-governmental organizations. The students will be also qualified for research-intensive employment.
The program also includes and extensive research component (Master’s thesis and related courses) as well as a practical experience in the working life (an internship of 2 -3 months or a working life project course).
To complete the LAGIC program, you must earn 120 ECTS credits. Studying full time, you will graduate within 2 years. After graduation, students are awarded the title of Master of Arts (MA).
The modes of study vary and they are designed to meet the learning objectives of each course. Studies include contact teaching sessions in which you are required to attend. In addition to the contact teaching, you need to study independently for essays, exams and assignments and participate in group or pair work.
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.Schedule IELTS
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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 ®.Schedule TOEFL®
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
University of Jyväskylä offers scholarships covering tuition fee costs for its most successful international Master’s degree students. You are eligible for a JYU scholarship if you are
Scholarships are granted based on the admission criteria of the programme in question.
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.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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