Objectives and competencies


This master's degree is designed to offer students a solid background in linguistics, both theoretical and applied. We want to train highly qualified specialists in linguistics, who can work in multidisciplinary environments, possess communicative skills, know and manage specific languages, master the new technologies and virtual environments, and know how to manage and organize information, as demanded by the labour market. The master degree is also intended as a period of previous training to access a doctoral program in the linguistic field.


The Gernal competences include:

  • To delve into the field of theoretical and applied linguistics and the social dimension of language.
  • To enable students to acquire a broad knowledge of the lines of research and of the most relevant critical proposals in the field of linguistic studies.
  • Provide the methodological and critical bases that allow access to the exercise of the research activity, with a versatile and interdisciplinary training.
  • Prepare students to act in multidisciplinary and diversified professional environments.
  • To train students in the management of new information and communication technologies applied to the field of linguistic studies.
  • To train the students to open new routes of research in the field of language studies, providing them with practical application for transfer to different professional fields.
  • Prepare students to understand the relevant interrelations between the various fields of study that make up the Master.
In terms of specific competences, the master's degree is designed to:
  • Provide knowledge of the basic principles, fundamental techniques and some outstanding results of current research in linguistics.
  • To train to understand the theoretical and methodological diversity of schools of linguistics.
  • Train to distinguish and properly apply the different methods of research in linguistics.
  • To train to apply the methodology of linguistics based on the analysis of linguistic corpus.
  • Train to select linguistic data appropriately according to the research method chosen.
  • Provide knowledge of the main areas of applied linguistics.
  • To train for the application of acquired linguistic knowledge to the problems of the professional world (teaching, counseling and linguistic mediation, translation, lexicography, linguistic planning ...).
  • Provide a level of theoretical training that makes it possible to understand and judge critically the specialized linguistic literature.
  • To train to manage linguistic resources and linguistic information for academic and research purposes (identification and access to bibliography, appropriate use of resources and equipment, use of technology to record data, management of databases, etc.).
  • To train for the management of the different linguistic technologies that make up the current knowledge society: electronic dictionaries, correctors and automatic translators, and computer aided language learning systems.
Further information can be found in section 3 of the  verified report.

Exit opportunities

The exit opportunities in the labour world are preferably framed in the humanistic, linguistic-literary and cultural fields, with projection on problems and on social and communicative needs. During recent years, we have witnessed a rapid evolution, both at the European level and worldwide, of the field of applied linguistics. There are more and more fields in which theoretical research on language finds application. From the traditional field of language teaching to the most recent of communication in the company, many linguists now dedicate their efforts to a specialization that allows them to face the development of specific professional tasks. In order to respond to the new challenges of modern society and to the needs of the labour market, new professions have been created spontaneously, such as linguistic and intercultural mediation, business communication advice, computer lexicography, pedagogical advice, planning and linguistic policy advice, the deaf community, consultancy in publishing companies and other industries and instances of production and cultural management, etc. The teaching, research and professional experience of the faculty involved in the masters of which it comes has led us to propose an innovative training that can prepare our students for the world of teaching and research, but also for the non academic professional and business world.