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Master DegreeSociolinguistics and Multilingualism

Tuition fee €250 per semester

VMU, Lithuania: semester fee 250 Eur
JGU, Germany: semester fee ~350 Eur (increasing every year)
SU, Sweden: no tuition fee
TU, Estonia: no tuition fee

Application fee €100 one-time

Non-EU applicants shall pay through the Flywire portal.

Application fee is not refundable.

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“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.

Area of Studies: Humanities
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Mode of Studies: Full-time studies
Length of Programme: 2 academic years (120 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Master of Linguistics (Joint degree)

Career opportunities

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.

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