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How does globalization challenge our understanding of language and communication? What roles do language and culture play in our societies? What are the connections between media, discourse and power? How does one understand language learning and questions of identity in today’s world? If you are interested in these and similar questions and their complex answers, the Master’s Degree Programme in Language, Globalization and Intercultural Communication (LAGIC) is right for you.

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 each other.

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 contact in companies, public organizations, and non-governmental organizations. The students will be also qualified for research-intensive employment.

Why LAGIC?

We’ve listed here five reasons why you should choose LAGIC!

1) Unique programme

The LAGIC programme combines intercultural communication and applied language studies in a nationally and internationally unique way. The programme itself is new, but it has strong roots. The University of Jyväskylä is one of the pioneers in the teaching and research of intercultural communication in Finland. The Department of Language and Communication Studies (earlier Department of Communication) has offered master level studies in intercultural communication since 1997 and a doctoral programme since 2002. Similarly, applied language studies forms a vibrant and dynamic interdisciplinary research and teaching community at the University of Jyväskylä, with a long tradition dating back to the 1970s. As applied linguists, we cross the bridge between language learning and critical approaches to language and discourse.

2) Accredited, high-quality university

The University of Jyväskylä is an accredited University which offers high-quality teaching to its students. Our education and research are ranked among the top worldwide (see QS World University RankingTHE World University Rankings). Finnish universities score high also in international student satisfaction surveys.

The LAGIC programme relates directly to one of the core fields in research of the University of Jyväskylä: language, culture and communities in global change processes. The curriculum also includes links to the core fields of learning, teaching and the learning and growth environments that support development and information technology and the human in the knowledge society.

3) Interdisciplinary learning environment 

The LAGIC programme is located at the Department of Language and Communication Studies which is a large, multilingual and actively international unit. As a LAGIC student you get to meet and network with students from different disciplines and backgrounds. This is facilitated by our collaborative and dialogic approach to teaching. Through group or pair work, discussions, presentations, and independent study we enable our students to develop skills they need in their professional life. In addition to academic and scientific knowledge, the LAGIC programme includes hands-on courses where you can apply theories and knowledge to real-life situations.

4) Help and support for international students

The University of Jyväskylä offers excellent services for both Finnish and international students. The JYU International Office provides new students with extensive information package helping you in planning your stay and settling in to Jyväskylä. You’ll be also assigned a student tutor who will help you with the practicalities during your first weeks here in Jyväskylä.

5) Graduates work in a broad range of fields

LAGIC graduates, possessing advanced knowledge of applied language studies and intercultural communication, can work in a broad range of professional and academic fields, performing tasks that require expertise in, for instance, communication, language and communication teaching and consulting, planning and project work, or research. The LAGIC programme provides you with skills and qualification needed to pursue PhD studies.

Possible career opportunities include, for instance

  • language and communication teaching and consulting in professional, community, educational institutions and businesses
  • specialist in international affairs, communication advisor, business manager, content manager, and specialist in global mobility
  • working with NGO’s, policy and planning for immigrant/refugee governmental institutions.

    Programme Description

    Study objectives

    How does globalization challenge our understanding of language and communication? What roles do language and culture play in our societies? What are the connections between media, discourse and power? How does one understand language learning and questions of identity in today’s world? If you are interested in these and similar questions and their complex answers, the Master’s Degree Programme in Language, Globalization and Intercultural Communication (LAGIC) is right for you. 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 each other.

    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 megatrends of globalization and growing importance of communication and collaboration in working life as well as private spheres mean that there will continue to be a demand for experts looking into issues of language, globalization and intercultural communication.

    The LAGIC programme combines intercultural communication and applied language studies in a nationally and internationally unique way. The programme itself is new, but it has strong roots. The University of Jyväskylä is one of the pioneers in the teaching and research of intercultural communication in Finland. The Department of Language and Communication Studies (earlier Department of Communication) has offered master level studies in intercultural communication since 1997 and a doctoral programme since 2002. Similarly, applied language studies forms a vibrant and dynamic interdisciplinary research and teaching community at the University of Jyväskylä, with a long tradition dating back to the 1970s. As applied linguists, we cross the bridge between language learning and critical approaches to language and discourse.

    The LAGIC programme relates directly to one of the core fields in research of the University of Jyväskylä: language, culture and communities in global change processes. The curriculum also includes links to the core fields of learning, teaching and the learning and growth environments that support development and information technology and the human in the knowledge society. The programme is located at the Department of Language and Communication Studies which is a large, multilingual and actively international unit.

    More about the language of instruction

    The language of instruction is English.

    Tuition fees

    Tuition is free for citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland. In addition, students who are in possession of a valid residence permit in Finland of the type A, P, P-EU, EU Blue Card, or residence card for a family member of an EU citizen, are exempted from paying tuition for the duration of the validity of the permit.

    For other students, the tuition fee in this programme is 8 000 € per academic year. The University of Jyväskylä offers a scholarship programme for students liable to pay tuition fees. This scholarship can be applied for when applying for admission to the programme, using the same online application form. In each Master’s programme, two (2) 100% scholarships and four (4) 50% scholarships are available for applications. The scholarships are awarded based on the admission criteria of the programme.

    Additional information on tuition fees and scholarships is available on JYU website.

    Career opportunities

    Possible career opportunities include, for instance

    • language and communication teaching and consulting in professional, community, educational institutions and businesses
    • specialist in international affairs, communication advisor, business manager, content manager, and specialist in global mobility
    • working with NGO’s, policy and planning for immigrant/refugee governmental institutions.

    Qualification

    Upon graduation, students are awarded the title of Master of Arts.

    Postgraduate study opportunities

    This master’s degree programme qualifies graduates to apply for a doctoral program.

    Study contents

    The LAGIC programme offers courses on several focus areas, including:

    1. The dynamics of language and social interaction in multicultural and multilingual settings
    2. The impact of globalization, migration and multilingualism on societies and organizations
    3. Communication in online and mediated environments
    4. Language and communication education
    5. Discourse studies

    The program also includes and extensive research component (Master’s thesis and related courses) as well as a practical experience in the working life (an internship of 2 -3 months or a working life project course).

    As a LAGIC student you get to meet and network with students from different disciplines and backgrounds. This is facilitated by our collaborative and dialogic approach to teaching. Through group or pair work, discussions, presentations, and independent study we enable our students to develop skills they need in their professional life. In addition to academic and scientific knowledge, the LAGIC programme includes hands-on courses where you can apply theories and knowledge to real-life situations.

    More information on the program content and courses

    Structure of studies

    To complete the program, you must earn 120 ECTS credits. Studying full time, you will graduate within 2 years.

    The modes of study vary and they are designed to meet the learning objectives of each course. Studies include contact teaching sessions in which you are required to attend. In addition to the contact teaching, you need to study independently for essays, exams and assignments and participate in group or pair work.

    More information on the structure and timing of studies

    Final project

    Students complete a Master’s Thesis. You can choose the topic of your thesis independently, but it should be connected to the research focus areas at the Department of Language and Communication Studies.

    The process of planning and writing the master’s thesis is accompanied by a master’s thesis seminar. In the seminar, you will discuss and present your own work and give, receive and ask for feedback as part of the seminar discussion. Your thesis supervisor will guide and support you throughout the thesis process.

    The guided process of writing your master’s thesis will you develop the skills of independent information retrieval, critical evaluation of information, as well as the generation and application of new knowledge. Throughout the whole program, you will acquire working life-relevant skills including problem-solving, project management, self-study, and self-management.

    Admission criteria

    Application period: (08.01.2020 at 08:00 – 22.01.2020 at 15:00)

    Student admission to study programme

    These admission criteria are valid in student selections made in 2020, 2021 and 2022. However, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences reserves the right to make changes to the admission criteria, if needed, in between admission rounds. The number of study seats available in the programme is decided on yearly, and will be published in the Studyinfo portal before each admission round.

    Phases of the application process:

    The admission process comprises of two parts.

    Phase 1: Online application and required attachments 

    First, the applicant submits an online application and required electronic attachments in the Studyinfo.fi portal. The applicant submits hard copies of application attachments to the University of Jyväskylä Admission Services, as per instructions. Instructions on submitting attachments will be published on the University’s website before the beginning of the admission round.

    All eligible applications are evaluated according to the criteria explained below. Ineligible applications will not be processed further, after they have been found not to meet the eligibility criteria and/or documentary requirements.

    The selection committee at the Department of Language and Communication Studies will rate the applicants on the basis of their academic excellence (consisting of previous degree, grades and Master’s thesis proposal), statement of purpose/motivation letter, and proven interest in the field. The different aspects of the application will have the following weights:

    Criteria Points
    Educational background (earlier studies related to the focus of the programme) 0–10
    Research proposal 0–10
    Motivation and proven interest in the field, also including relevant working and/or research experience 0–10
    Total max. 30

     

    Phase 2: Evaluation of interview

    After the first phase, the highest-scoring applicants are invited to an interview. The interview is conducted online or over the phone. Interviews will be evaluated according to the criteria stated below.

     

    The points for the interviews are allocated as follows:

    Criteria Points
    Knowledge of the field of study 0–5
    Professional orientation 0–5
    Interest and motivation 0–5
    Spoken English and interaction skills 0–5
    Total max. 20

     

    Applicants need to receive at least 50% of the maximum score in the interview to be considered for admission in the programme.

    After the evaluation of the interview, each applicant’s scores from the first and the second phase of admission are added together to form the applicant’s final admission score. The final score is a combination of the application score (max. 30 points) and the interview score (max. 20) so the final maximum score is 50 points.

    Applicants will be ranked according to their admission score, and the highest-scoring applicants, in accordance with the number of study seats in the programme, will be admitted. If there are two or more applicants with the same total score placed in the last place for selection, all of them will be selected. There are no arrangements for clearing i.e., study places for those accepted students who do not wish to enroll will not be reallocated.

    All applicants will be informed on the results of the admission round via email by the deadline given on the University’s website. In connection to the results, applicants will be informed on the policy and deadline for appealing against the admission decision.

     

    Application for the tuition fee scholarship

    Applicants, who are liable to pay tuition fees, can apply for a tuition fee scholarship from the University of Jyväskylä. The application for the scholarship is integrated in the admissions application. In this Master’s programme, two (2) scholarships, which cover 100% of the tuition fee for two years, and four (4) scholarships, which cover 50% of the tuition fee for two years, are available for applications. The scholarships are awarded based on the admission criteria of the programme. The scholarship-applicants will be ranked according to their admission score.  The two highest-scoring applicants will receive the 100% scholarship, and the four next ones will receive the 50% scholarship. If two or more scholarship-recipients have the same admission score, higher weight is given to the points received from the interview.

    If the applicant applies for the scholarship to more than one Master’s programme at the University of Jyväskylä and gets admitted to more than one programme, the applicant can receive the scholarship only to one programme, according to the preference she/he has stated on the application form.

    If one of the scholarship-recipients does not accept the scholarship, it can be transferred to the next-best scoring applicant. The scholarship can be transferred from one applicant to another only once.

    Admitted applicants will be informed on the result of their scholarship application together with the Letter of Admission.

    Eligibility

    Eligible applicants to the Master’s degree programme must have a suitable higher education degree and adequate proficiency in the English language demonstrated in one of the ways described below.

    1) Higher education degree, which meets the following requirements:

    Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree, which gives eligibility to Master’s level education in the country in which the degree was issued. Applicants holding a degree, which gives eligibility to Doctoral programmes, should primarily seek admission to Doctoral level.

    Eligible applicants must have completed the higher education degree in a relevant field, for instance, in communication, linguistics/applied linguistics, modern languages, or other field within humanities or social sciences. The applicant cannot be accepted in the master’s degree programme if the applicant has a master’s degree in the same field.

    The higher education institution awarding the degree has to be a recognised part of the official national education system of the country, i.e. to be listed as a degree-granting higher education institution by the country where it is located or by a relevant international organisation (such as UNESCO).

    The degree used for proving eligibility may be unfinished at the time of application, in which case the applicant can be conditionally selected. In such a case, the degree must be completed and related certificates (degree certificate and/or final official transcript of records) must be received by JYU by the given deadline. The deadline will be published on the University’s website before the beginning of the admission round.

    2) English language proficiency demonstrated in one of the following ways:

    • Upper secondary education, in which the language of tuition is English, completed in a Nordic country (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland), the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
    • A higher education degree, in which the language of tuition is English, completed in an EU/EEA country, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
    • An international language proficiency test in English. Approved language tests and required minimum results are as follows:
      • TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test): 92
      • IELTS Academic: 6.5
      • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE): A, B, C or C1
      • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): A, B or C
      • PTE Academic: 62

    PTE, IELTS and TOEFL results are valid for two years. The result must be valid until the end date of the application period. The University of Jyväskylä accepts only the results of Cambridge tests completed in 2005 and thereafter.

    • The Finnish National Certificate of Language Proficiency (YKI), which must be passed at least with intermediate level 4 in all skill components: speaking, writing, listening and reading comprehension. The University of Jyväskylä accepts only the results of the National Certificate of Language Proficiency tests completed in 2002 and thereafter.

    Applicants should register for a language test well in advance of the application deadline, so that the test can be completed and the result received in time to meet the deadline. Receiving the test results may take up to two months.

    If the result of the language test is below the required minimum, the application will not be considered for admission.

    No other means for proving language proficiency than the ones listed above will be accepted. No waivers to the language proficiency requirements are given.

    Required attachments

    Required attachments

    Some of the attachments can be submitted as electronic attachments to the online application form, whereas others need to be submitted as hard copies by postal mail. The specific requirements concerning hard copies will be published on the University’s website before each admission round. The applicant is responsible for reading the instructions and submitting the required documentation accordingly. The applicant must make sure that she/he complies with the requirements for the correct admission round.

    Documents received by the University, which are not listed below, or which do not meet the University’s document requirements, or which are received by the University after the given deadline, will not be considered in the evaluation process of applications.

    If an applicant has several higher education degrees, or separate studies in higher education that are not part of a degree, all of these can be considered for defining the applicant’s eligibility and calculating the admission score, provided that attachments proving these studies meet the University’s document requirements. If the applicant submits documentation of more than one degree, the admission score will be calculated using the degree and separate studies, which give the highest admission score to the applicant. Only studies from a higher education institution, which is a recognised part of the official national education system of the country in which the institution is located, will be considered.

    Required attachments include:

    1.  A) Official transcript of records of a higher education degree
    A transcript of records is a document issued by a higher education institution containing information on courses taken and grades and credits obtained by a student. If the awarding institution issues transcripts or their translations in English, Finnish or Swedish, a transcript of records in one of these languages is sufficient, and the translation mentioned in part 1. B) is not needed.

         B) Official translation of the transcript into English, Finnish or Swedish, if needed
    If the official transcript of records is in a language other than English, Finnish or Swedish, an official translation into one of these languages is required in addition to the official transcript in original language.

    2.  A) Copy of degree certificate of higher education degree
    A degree certificate is a document issued by an institution to a student who has successfully completed all studies included in the degree and has graduated. If the degree certificate is in English, Finnish or Swedish, the translation mentioned in part 2. B) is not needed. A copy of degree certificate is not required in the application phase from applicants, whose degree used for proving eligibility is unfinished at the time of application.

          B) Official translation of the degree certificate into English, Finnish or Swedish, if needed
    If the degree certificate is in a language other than English, Finnish or Swedish, an official translation into one of these languages is required in addition to the copy of the degree certificate.

    3.    Certificate of English language proficiency
    A certificate for proving English language proficiency can be:

    • An electronic copy of a language test certificate submitted as an attachment to the online application form (these will be verified from the test organization)
    • A copy of an official educational document

    The accepted means for proving language proficiency are stated in the eligibility criteria of the programme. Instructions for submitting different kinds of certificates for proving language proficiency will be published on the University’s website before each admission round.

    4. Copy of a valid passport

    A copy of the identification pages of a valid passport with the applicant’s name, date of birth, nationality, and expiry date of the passport, submitted as an electronic attachment to the online application form. In case the applicant does not hold a valid passport, another official identification document (i.e. personal identity card, driving license) stating the same information is accepted. A copy of passport is not required from citizens of Finland, because their nationality can be confirmed from a national database.

    5. Copy of residence permit card, if needed

    A copy of both sides of the residence permit card, submitted as an electronic attachment to the online application form. Required only from applicants holding a valid residence permit in Finland of the type A, P, P-EU, EU Blue Card, or residence card for a family member of an EU citizen.

    6. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    An electronic attachment to the online application form. Curriculum vitae is a document, which provides information on the applicant’s educational and work history, skills and competencies.

    7. Motivation letter

    An electronic attachment to the online application form. In the motivation letter, articulate clearly your reasons for applying. Consider your activities, experiences and commitment related to the field of the Master’s programme. Relate your plans after graduation, in case you are admitted to the programme. The maximum length of the motivation letter is 4000 characters in Latin alphabet, including breaks and punctuation.

    8. Research proposal illustrating your research interests

    (A maximum of 6000 characters)

    Write a preliminary research plan for a MA-level study that fits within the topics of the LAGIC programme. The research plan should include the following:

    • preliminary title
    • aim of the study and research questions
    • scientific and/or societal motivation for the research
    • related theoretical background and earlier research
    • planned research method
    • references
    Attachment Delivery address Deadline
    Required attachments
    ADMISSION SERVICES P.O.Box 35, 40014 University of Jyväskylä
    31.01.2020 15:00

    Admissions services

    Admission Services

    Visiting address:
    ADMISSION SERVICES Seminaarinkatu 15 (T-building, 2nd floor)

    Postal address:
    ADMISSION SERVICES P.O.Box 35, 40014 University of Jyväskylä

    E-mail: admissions@jyu.fi
    Telephone: +358 40 805 3018
    https://opiskelu.jyu.fi/en/apply

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