Master in Lule Saami Language

Master program in Lule Saami, with a focus on language. This is a continuation of the bachelor program in Lule Saami, and the candidates will acquire knowledge and skills at the master level.

Master of Lulesami Language

ECTS Credits 120
Study level Master
Start semester
Teaching language
Faculty The Faculty of Education and Arts
Campus Bodø
Application deadline  

Job opportunities

A master in Lule Saami provides knowledge and skills relevant to a variety of jobs. There is high demand for those with higher Lule Saami language competence. This includes job opportunities in, for examples, the media, public sector, teaching, language research, translation and interpreting. Therefore, candidates with higher competence in Lule Saami language will be sought after in the job market.

Further education

The program qualifies graduates to apply for admission to doctoral degree study programs in Saami language. Work is currently underway to establish a doctoral degree program specifically for Lule Saami.

Admission requirements

Admission is based on a bachelor in Lule Saami or equivalent.

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Study plan

Programme description

The master in Lule Saami program is a 120 credit study program. It includes the general courses Theory of Science and Research Methods, and Research and Current Debate, as well as the subject-specific courses Lule Saami Phonetics and Phonology, Saami Morphology, Saami Syntax and Lule Saami in Practice - Theory and Method. The subject-specific courses are a more in-depth look at the type of material encountered in the bachelor program.

 

The master thesis is a scientific work worth 50 credits. The theme of the thesis is chosen with the help of a scientific faculty member/supervisor. For more information about the master thesis, see the appropriate course description.

 

The masters program uses a session-based model that covers a two-year period of time. The courses are designed asynchronically so that students can follow the study program regardless of where they live.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

 

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will:

 

  • have a good overview of basic themes and problems/questions in Lule Saami language description and use
  • have knowledge of the main characteristics of Lule Saami grammar and language use
  • have acquired a thematic specialization in the focus areas of study, and will have been introduced to research and experience in working on projects - through both course work and the master thesis
  • have developed a critical understanding of how language descriptions and linguistic knowledge must be seen through the lens of theories and models
  • have knowledge of how language descriptions and linguistic knowledge relate to translation, interpreting and language use - including educational materials

Skills

 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

 

  • be able to use relevant terminology that is used in language descriptions and linguistics, and be able to use them independent of the syllabus
  • be able to reflect over and engage in a critical reading of language descriptions and linguistic literature in order to be able to solve problems/questions that are posed or that he/she discovers independently
  • have the ability to produce academic texts and analytical treatments and interpretations of linguistic materials or linguistics problems/questions
  • be able to disseminate subject matter at a high level using the Lule Saami language

General competence

 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

 

  • be able to communicate about central terms in Lule Saami language description and linguistics with both specialists and the general public
  • have gained experience with project work that is relevant for higher positions in the public and business sectors
  • have gained knowledge and skills regarding the study themes that qualify him/her for jobs involving linguistic research, as well as careers that require good practical and theoretical knowledge of language

Admission requirements

Admission is based on a bachelor in Lule Saami or equivalent.

Further education

The program qualifies graduates to apply for admission to doctoral degree study programs in Saami language. Work is currently underway to establish a doctoral degree program specifically for Lule Saami.

Study abroad

It is possible to study abroad for a semester.

Costs

In addition to semester registration fees and syllabus literature, one must also consider the costs of group meetings.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

The Norwegian system for grading and assessment using the letter grades A - F, in which A denotes the best/highest grade and F denotes "not passed". Work can also be assessed as "passed", "not passed", "approved" and "not approved".Refer to applicable legislation, rules and regulations

Assessment methods

This study makes use of a variety of exam and assessment methods. These include written home exams, semester assignments, project work and a final master thesis.

Graduation requirements

The final graduation examination for the study program is a master thesis.

Programme evaluation

The study program is evaluated annually by students using course evaluation studies and by the program director. The evaluations are included in the university¿s quality assurance system.

Qualifications requirements and regulations