Linguistics: Additional Degree Project

15 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 5LN920

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
General Linguistics A2E
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Department Board, 16 September 2014
Responsible department
Department of Linguistics and Philology

General provisions

The course may be taken independently.

Entry requirements

Independent project of 15 credits at Master's level within the main field of study Linguistics

Learning outcomes

The student is expected to carry out an empirical study within linguistics that

shows ability to critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate a scientific issue with relevance in the area, shows advanced knowledge of theory and method within the specific subject within linguistics that the work pertains to, shows ability to plan and carry out a scientific research project within given time frames, shows ability to present a scientific study clearly in writing, according to given models and using technical terminology, shows ability to discuss another scientific project at the equivalent level orally, and shows ability to present and defend the student's own work orally, according to prevalent norms.


The course consists of an individual project in the form of a dissertation that presents a critical review of a selection of the scientific literature and an original empirical study.

The specific subject for the degree project is decided in consultation with the course convenor and the supervisor.

Only topics for which supervision can be offered are accepted.


Teaching is given in the form of supervision.

This supervision can be carried out both individually and in groups.


The assessment of the course primarily consists of a dissertation of approximately 30-60 pages in accordance with a given template, and which is normally defended at a final seminar.

Furthermore, the course is normally also assessed through a discussion (opposition) of another student's dissertation.

Other directives

The course may not be included in a higher education qualification together with 5LN930.