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Qualification: Master's degree in linguistics (no legal status)

Master's degree in linguistics (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • demonstrate mastery of research methodology and carry out independent research,
  • demonstrate autonomy in professional work and research,
  • demonstrate autonomy in decision-making,
  • identify scientifically interesting topics,
  • provide technical criticism and show responsibility,
  • engage in scholarly activity, write and present own scholarly work,
  • demonstrate creativity,
  • search for new sources of knowledge in the relevant professional and academic field,
  • undertake constant study (lifelong learning),

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental fields in the scientific study of language,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the rudiments of syntax, phonology and semantics as the three core disciplines of language study,
  • demonstrate knowledge of key problems of the modern theory of language,
  • demonstrate understanding of the position of scientific linguistics in the context of the cognitive sciences,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the possibility of development of scientific linguistics in combination with the natural sciences, particularly neurology and biology,
  • demonstrate mastery of the scholarly apparatus necessary for the study of language, above all the rudiments of transformational-generative grammar,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the principal opportunities for transferring linguistics knowledge into practice, above all in the context of computing and computer-supported speech and text analysis,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of linguistic science in the context of the humanities and social sciences,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical basis for work with concrete phenomena of language and communication in society: business communication, public speaking/presentations, identification of the psychological, social and anthropological foundations of communication,
  • strengthen and maintain own linguistic competences,
  • place schools, streams and currents of linguistics into broader epistemological contexts,
  • develop critical analysis of discourses that appear in public (in the media, advertising and in political, economic, cultural and other environments),
  • practically address complex real-life problems in concrete language/communication environments,
  • create effective texts.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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University of Nova Gorica, School of Humanities

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  • A completed first-cycle programme consisting of at least 180 credits in the field of Slovene studies, comparative Slavonic linguistics, general linguistics, classical philology and other humanities programmes with content from the field of linguistic science.

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed first-cycle programme consisting of at least 180 credits in the field of Slovene studies, comparative Slavonic linguistics, general linguistics, classical philology and other humanities programmes with content from the field of linguistic science.
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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.