Conversation Analysis (Master's Level), 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 28 August 2023

    End date: 29 October 2023

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-55623 Application

    Language of instruction: Swedish

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 27 July 2023 – 27 August 2023

Entry requirements: 120 credits including 90 credits in one subject with progressive specialisation


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

Talk-in-interaction is the primordial context for the use and development of natural language. Spoken language evolved before written language and the young child acquires language in interaction with family and kin. Conversation is also an important resource for many social institutions such as health care, law enforcement and public education. Communicative competence is an important skill for a broad range of professionals in the public and private sector. If you are interested in learning more about how communication works this course may be for you.


This introductory course in Conversation Analysis gives you insights into the scientific study of talk. We will cover theory and methods, review research findings and discuss application of research findings and research ethics. Course assignments are designed to capture the different stages of the research process such as data collection, transcription and analysis.

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Department of Scandinavian Languages

Thunbergsvägen 3L, hus 16, plan 2 Institutionen för nordiska språk

Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för nordiska språk, Box 527, 751 20 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 1271


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Telephone: +46 18 471 12 76