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Language and Society

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: SIK221
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 3 November 2020 - 17 January 2021
Comments: Please note that the entrance requirements has changed according to what was initially stated.
2 Closed GU-15757
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course addresses the role of language in society and the world’s linguistic relationships from a sociolinguistic and intercultural perspective. You will study how history, politics, economics and migration (to name but a few factors) can affect the language use of different groups, societies and nations, as well as discussing issues related to language and power, the linguistic market, minority languages and linguistic hierarchies, amongst other concepts.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: The requirement for admission to the programme is a Swedish or foreign Bachelor's degree (or 180 higher education credits including an individual assignment of 15 credits at advanced level). An additional requirement is English 6 as well as 60 credits in English, German, French, Spanish, or 90 credits in Arabic or Russian, or 120 credits in Japanese or Chinese. For students with African languages as their main field of study, there are no requirements of prior knowledge in the subject.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance


Department of Languages & Literatures
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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