The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages
Moscow State Linguistic University

LINGUISTICS 45.04.02 - Theoretical, Applied and Experimental Linguistics

Specialisation: Theoretical, Applied and Experimental Linguistics

Degree: Master

Study Mode: Full Time

Duration: 2 academic years (60 ECTS per year)

Entry Criteria: a Bachelor's (or higher) degree.

Would you like to obtain advanced theoretical knowledge and practical competence in the booming cutting-edge field of Applied Linguistics? Are you attracted by the possibility of performing authoritative linguistic analysis, designing and applying text- and speech-analysing tools and technologies, developing new ways of understanding and modeling how languages function? Or are you thinking of a research career in this promising field? In this case, this Master-level programme is for you.

Programme Overview

The Programme will put you up to date with regard to all the leading theories in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics in Russian, English and one more foreign language, instruct you in the use of the most effective methods of implementing this theoretical knowledge in practice and provide you with experience of performing and documenting your own research.

At the end of your studies, you will have an oral final examination in Applied Linguistics and Information Technologies. You will also give a viva presentation of your graduation research paper (Master's Thesis).

On graduation you can either continue research at the doctoral level or go out to work in a large number of fields, making use of your expertise in applied linguistics, CAT tools, data processing and protection, linguistic aspects of robotics, and more.

Year 1

In the first year, you continue your studies of specialised linguistic disciplines such as Cognitive Linguistics and Information Technologies. At the same time, you hone your mastery of your two FLs. In the second semester, you will start your independent research project, leading to the Master’s thesis in your second year.

Year 2

In the second year, you add a few more courses to your theoretical background (Specialised Languages in Applied Linguistics, Image Recognition and Speech Recognition, Linguistic Conflictology, etc.) but the main focus of your work is finalising your Master’s thesis that is to be of both academic and practical value, and preparing for your graduation examination .