Master in Linguistics


Linguistics is the science that studies human language. Linguistics thus provides a window into the properties of the human mind and is a crucial component of cognitive science. Why study an MA in Linguistics? If you are interested in the scientific study of human language in any of its manifestations, only a comprehensive programme of studies covering all the core areas of description and analysis of linguistics ¿phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics¿ can guarantee that you will acquire knowledge and tools which are prior to the development of research in applied or experimental linguistics. On the other hand, a Linguistics MA is an internationally recognized degree, as witnessed by the fact that the most prestigious universities in the world (MIT, Harvard, Maryland, Oxford, etc.) offer MA programmes in Linguistics. Holders of an MA in Linguistics thus have career opportunities all over the world. Why enrol in our Linguistics MA? Our programme of studies in Linguistics has been awarded a High Quality Rating by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science for the last 10 years. Our MA gives you the opportunity to specialize in the discipline(s) of your interest: formal linguistics, historical linguistics, psycho-linguistics, neuro-linguistics, and computational linguistics. Every year, invited professors from the most prestigious institutions offer invited seminars through which our students have access to cutting edge research in the different subfields of linguistics. Our alumni have developed successful careers in national and international universities and research centres.

Qualification level

This qualification is recognised at level 3 in the Spanish Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), according to Royal Decree 22/2015 of 23rd January 2015 (BOE Spanish Official Gazette 07/02/2015).

This is a research-oriented master that can be considered the previous step to doctorate studies