|Location||Lithuania, Kaunas, Germany - Mainz|
|Academic field||Linguistics (JACS Q100)
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Awards||MA (Master of Linguistics (joint-degree))|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
|Application fee||€100.00 one-time
Vytautas Magnus University
Application fee is not refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor degree diploma or equivalent degree in Humanities or Social Sciences. The Bachelor Degree shall contain at least 30 ECTS in the field of linguistics or philology.
Admission score is counted based on:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / German / Lithuanian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Proof of English Language: Students from non-partner universities are asked to provide document proving B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (TOEFL 87 iBT/534, IELTS 5.5 or any other document proving B2 level).
Education Documents (High school and University Diploma, Diploma Supplement and Transcript of Records) will need to be assessed by the accredited institution during the first semester of studies.
“Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism” (SoMu) is an international joint-degree study programme offered by Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Kaunas, Johannes-Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz, Germany, Stockholm University (SU), Sweden, and the University of Tartu (UT), Estonia. During their four-semester studies, students study in three different universities: the first semester is taught in Kaunas, the second in Mainz; for the third semester students choose between Stockholm and Tartu; and the fourth semester students stay at the university of the main supervisor of their MA thesis.
The programme is meant for students, who are interested in the role of language in society. With its geographical focus on the entire Baltic-Sea region, the programme is unique amongst all sociolinguistic MA programmes in Europe in the width of languages and societies covered in it. The language of instruction is English.
The graduates of the programme can expect to find employment in the following fields:
• Academic sphere, e.g., research tasks and/or doctoral studies in sociolinguistics, cross-cultural communication, identity, multilingualism, regionalism, etc.;
• Counselling on multilingualism issues at political and cultural institutions, including the EU institutions;
• Counselling and teaching on multilingualism issues in educational institutions of all levels;
• Counselling business and finance organizations in issues involving multilingualism and regional and economic cooperation;
• Various international, national and regional public and private sector institutions and projects concerned with multilingualism, language planning and policy;
• Mass media (with additional qualifications), e.g. in fields such as political journalism.