Master's Degree Programme in Language, Globalization and Intercultural Communication

Degree title:
Master of Science
Degree program type:
Master's Degree
120+ cr
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Coordinating organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


The Master’s Programme in Language, Globalization and Intercultural Communication (LAGIC) is a two-year interdisciplinary course focusing on contemporary issues in applied language studies and intercultural communication in a globalizing world. The programme looks at language and communication related questions such as multilingualism, discourse and power, media, mobility and migration, as well as the cultural implications of the ongoing changes in how people from differing cultural backgrounds interact with one another. In addition to theoretical depth, there is a strong practical aspect in the programme, providing communication competencies required in the multicultural, networked world. The programme prepares students for careers involving significant intercultural contacts in companies, public organizations, and non-governmental organizations. The students will be also qualified for research-intensive employment; the MA degree qualifies students for enrolment in doctoral studies.

Learning outcomes

After completing the programme, the student
  • has a deep understanding of concepts, methods, and theories related to applied language studies, intercultural communication, and globalization in society
  • can find, assess, and utilize academic knowledge and apply scientific methods to problem-solving in an ethically sound manner
  • has a critical understanding of how languages and communication work in various social contexts
  • has developed a nuanced understanding of different cultural perspectives
  • is able to analyze communication between people from different ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds in local and global settings
  • is able to contribute to the development of multicultural and multilingual teams, organizations, and societies
  • is able to identify their learning needs and develop their expertise to adapt to new trends and professional opportunities in the field
  • has the knowledge and skills to continue to doctoral studies in communication studies and similar fields. 


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