International Master's Programme, 2 years

Master of Philosophy in English Linguistics and Language Acquisition

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About the programme of study

Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in English Linguistics and Language Acquisition is an international master's programme which provides successful applicants with the opportunity to specialise within the fields of, language acquisition, language processing and cognition and English language and linguistics. The programme is linked to one of the priority research areas at the Department of Language and Literature: Language and Cognition.


The application procedure is different depending mainly upon your source of funding and whether or not you have a Nordic citizenship.

See the programme's pages about admission.

Career Prospects

This programme is especially suitable for those who want to become researchers in the field of language and linguistics, or for those who want to become teachers. Some of our previouse students now work as lectures at universities in their home countries.

Programme components

The programme has 120 sp (ECTS) worth of components and has a normal length of study of four semesters (two years).

Student guidance

Please contact our student adviser at e-mail: or phone: (+47) 73 59 65 29

You can also visit us at NTNU Dragvoll, Building 5, Level 5

Facts about the programme of study

Degree level: Master
Length of study programme: 2 years
Restricted admission: Yes

Application deadline:
Norwegian applicants:
15. April (1. March for some applicants)
International applicants:
15. January

Department of Language and Literature

Faculty of Humanities

Validity of information: 2014/2015