LINGUIST List 26.1520

Thu Mar 19 2015

FYI: New MA Programme in Linguistics, Wroclaw, Poland

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <>

Date: 19-Mar-2015
From: Joanna Blaszczak <>
Subject: New MA Programme in Linguistics, Wroclaw, Poland
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The new M.A. programme Empirical and Theoretical Linguistics (ETHEL) is addressed both to students from Poland and from abroad who have a bachelor or master’s degree in any field with a general academic or practical profile. The guiding idea of the programme is an individualisation of education, especially in the second year of studies. The programme is highly modular and unrivalled in its combination of theoretical and empirical linguistics. Students may choose courses that best correspond to their individual interests and that determine the choice of topics of their M.A. theses. The wide range of research interest areas covered by the staff of the Department of English Studies warrants a rich and highly qualitative offer of classes in linguistics, applied linguistics and psycholinguistics. Students are also invited to make use of the Department’s facilities including psycholinguistic labs (equipped with an EEG and an eyetracking apparatus) as well as specialized experimental software such as Presentation, E-Prime or SPSS. The instruction language is English, which additionally enhances students’ knowledge and language skills in this language.

This is a two-year programme (four semesters), comprising 800 hours, 120 ECTS credit points (whereby the majority of credit points, 78 ECTS, are awarded for elective classes). The programme consists of core and specialized modules. Core modules aim at establishing a firm and uniform foundation for all students attending the programme, independently of their previous background. These modules are compulsory and cover a set of core topics in Linguistics. Specialised modules, on the other hand, may be subject to change. In “empirical” modules students plan, design and analyse experiments which are grounded in theoretical knowledge provided in “theoretical” modules.

Although the programme does not prepare students for the pursuit of a concrete profession, it does develop the basic competences such as self-learning, the ability to work in a group, timely execution of tasks and tolerance, all of these being highly desirable qualities of prospective employees.

For further information see:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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