Name of programme MEDIA LINGUISTICS
Qualification awarded Master in Humanities
Field of study Linguistics
Study area Humanities
Length of the programme 2 years (4 semesters)
Scope of programme (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Language of instruction English and Russian
Location Vilnius, Lithuania
Starting date 1st September
Tuition fee for Non-EU students TBC
Why study Media Linguistics?
Theoretical and methodological basis of the programme Media Linguistics comprises the theory, research results and methods of a new study field of applied linguistics – Media Linguistics. The programme focuses on the language specifics of the English and Russian media in the modern communication sphere (politics, economics, business, culture) and is interdisciplinary, connecting linguistic studies with the media and communication studies.
The aim of the programme is to train highly qualified specialists in Applied Linguistics, who will be able to creatively and effectively apply the most up-to-date knowledge and methods of media linguistics, and who will be able to critically evaluate and solve theoretical and practical problems of the usage of English and Russian languages in various situations of public communication, and will be able to create modern media texts.
Professor Danutė Balšaitytė, the Leader of the Programme:
“Master’s degree study programme in Media Linguistics is built on gaining expertise in a fast developing new area of linguistics – media linguistics, application of its methods to solve both practical and theoretical issues and mastering professional communication skills in different spheres of multicultural public environment using 2 languages highly relevant to the modern information space – English and Russian.
Changes in the information space, developing technologies in the field of traditional public communication and networking, reorganization of public information, emergence of new forms of information circulation create a need for specialists who are able to carry out linguistic analysis and assessment of information disseminated in the global information space and develop media production in English and Russian”.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA
· Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Linguistics or Philology (with specialization in the English and/or Russian languages);
· depending on the group English or Russian language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme or use Bilateral cooperation agreements which gives an opportunity to study at Partner Universities or do internship abroad.
Post-graduates of the programme will be able to independently conduct research on the language of the new media. They will be able to work in various spheres of public communication, which require specific professional usage of the English and Russian languages: in state institutions, media, publishing, private, non-governmental, and public sectors as well as academic institutions. After acquiring the Master‘s degree in Applied Linguistics, postgraduates of the programme will be able to offer their services as language experts and consultants, speechwriters, editors, specialists of public relations, media product localisation specialists, researchers, etc.
Graduates can continue their career in PhD studies (in Linguistics)