MASTER'S  PROGRAM

LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS

 

AREA OF STUDIES: Philology (Linguistics)

DEGREE: Master

QUALIFICATION: MASTER OF ARTS

FULL-TIME PROGRAM: 2 semesters

ADMISSION PREREQUISITE: Bachelor's Degree

GRADUATION PROCEDURES: Thesis or Written exam

TUITION FEES: 1100 BGN (550 BGN each semester)

 

ADMISSION:

The program is open to both Bulgarian and foreign students, who have already got a Bachelor's degree in areas related to English Studies. The Bulgarian students must have an overall grade Good from their BA diplomas, whereas foreign students should have their diplomas verified by The Plovdiv University or the Bulgarian Ministry of Education.

 

THE CURRICULUM DESIGN:

Language and Linguistics is a two-semester program. The curriculum offers a variety of courses in modern linguistic theories, together with courses on language and style, as well as courses which address specific contexts, such as the media. The program also offers a significant corpus in English language practice at the proficiency level. The students will be exposed to different approaches and strategies for academic studies.

 

COMPETENCIES:

Graduates will develop:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of:
  • current issues in theoretical linguistics
  • the key questions that drive current research in syntax, semantics & pragmatics
  • methods and concepts of linguistic analysis
  1. Intellectual skills to:
  • reason critically
  • identify a problem
  • pose a cogent research question
  • exercise independence of thought
  1. Practical skills to:
  • access the wide range of information sources available to academic scholarship
  • produce cogent, structured and professionally presented reports
  • give a professional oral presentation
  • manage a project
  1. Transferable skills to:
  • communicate effectively
  • present ideas orally and visually
  • listen actively
  • take initiative and demonstrate a proactive approach
  • act with independence

Graduates will be proficient in English for a wide range of applications and contexts.

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT:

The graduates can pursue careers as:

  • researchers
  • university faculty members
  • cultural commentators
  • experts and consultants to government bodies and NGOs, and private companies

Applications should be submitted at room 353, English Department, Plovdiv University.

Coordinator: Assist. Prof. Vesselina Koynakova, vesselina.koynakova@abv.bg