Name of programme                         SOCIOLINGUISTICS AND MULTILINGUALISM

Qualification awarded                        Master of Linguistics (Joint degree)

Field of study                                     Humanities

Study area                                         Humanities sciences

Length of the programme                  2 years (4 semesters)

Scope of programme (ECTS)           120 ECTS

Language of instruction                    English 

Location                                            Kaunas, Lithuania

Starting date                                     1st of September

Tuition fee for Non-EU students       TBC



“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.

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