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Language and Linguistics, Spanish - Master's Programme

Master's programme · 2 years · 120 credits

Students doing group work at a table at the Centre for Languages and Literature


Programme overview

Lund University offers you an opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master’s level. You will meet and study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation. The languages of instruction are English and the language corresponding to the field of your specialisation. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education.

Specialisation in Spanish

El programa de Máster en Lengua y Lingüística con especialización en español consta de dos años de estudios en lingüística hispana. Está dirigido a quienes quieran alcanzar un nivel superior de estudios de la lengua en áreas como la morfosintaxis, los tiempos verbales, la semántica y la variación lingüística. Los estudios permitirán al estudiante adquirir un nivel de destrezas y dominio en la lengua que le permita planificar un proyecto de investigación y llevarlo a cabo. El objetivo final es la realización de una tesis de maestría, en la cual el estudiante aplicará la metodología de investigación y demás conocimientos adquiridos y mostrará sus resultados. El programa se compone de tres partes: a) cursos obligatorios y comunes para todas las orientaciones dentro del programa, b) cursos obligatorios específicos para los estudiantes de español y c) cursos optativos que el estudiante elegirá de común acuerdo con el tutor. En este sentido, la Universidad de Lund ofrece un amplio espectro de posibilidades dentro de las variadas líneas de investigación existentes con acercamientos cognitivos, funcionales y generativos a la naturaleza del lenguaje, así como un moderno Laboratorio de Humanidades donde se ofrece ayuda para aplicar una rigurosa tecnología al estudio del lenguaje humano. Además de ser un paso previo para futuros estudios doctorales, el programa es una importante herramienta en el desempeño profesional relacionado con la enseñanza media y superior, la traducción, las editoriales y las empresas internacionales que tienen contacto con el mundo hispanoamericano.

Career prospects

With a Master´s degree in Language and Linguistics, you are attractive for employers looking for a highly qualified individual with expert knowledge in communication in general, and in language in particular. An international MA in Language and Linguistics also provides you with the academic background you need in order to apply for doctoral studies in languages and linguistics.


The primary requirement is a BA degree in language and linguistics. In addition to academic transcript, the applicant should submit their BA thesis and/or other independently written academic papers. The word count for these written samples of work should be between 6000 and  8000 words in total, or longer if the BA thesis itself is longer (excluding the references and possible appendices). The subject area of the thesis and the possible other submitted essays should be relevant for the selected specialisation, and written in Spanish. Send your academic paper(s) via email to masterlanguage [at] sol [dot] lu [dot] se. Submit all other supporting documentation to

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Application opportunities

Please note that this programme will not be offered in English in 2022.


Academic advisor

Åsa Wikström

Phone: +46462228699

Email: Asa [dot] Wikstrom [at] sol [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

A Bachelor s degree with a major in Spanish (corresponding to a Swedish major with 90 credits in the subject) and a completed independent paper/essay within this subject. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

The selection is based on the quality of the BA thesis and/or other independently written academic papers, grades of relevant courses, and, if needed, interviews.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

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Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Study Options

There are no open applications at the moment.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.

When to apply for studies

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
  • Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
    Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
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  • Get all your documents ready:
    - official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
    - official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants)
    - passport/ID (all applicants) and
    - proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.

* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below. 

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Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you will also be requested to submit a Bachelor’s degree thesis when applying to this programme. Please note that the thesis should be sent by email directly to the department.

The thesis is to be submitted in the original language and (unless written in English, German, French, or the language of the specialisation chosen) in an English translation (which does not have to be made by an authorised translator).

You will get additional information about the thesis from the department after the application deadline.

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 220 000

First payment: SEK 55 000

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Paying your application fee –

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*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations