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Faculty course: Metaphors in Political, Scientific, and Everyday Discourse

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Spring Term 2021

About the course

The course addresses two key processes and concepts in cognitive linguistic research: metaphor and metonymy. The nature and the theoretical understanding of these processes are studied in detail. On the basis of this theoretical foundation, the use of metaphor and metonymy in a number of discourses is carefully analyzed. The course includes case studies focussing on specific texts from political, scientific, and everyday discourse as well as an individual project where students can focus on specialized discourse from their own scientific background.

Application and eligibility

Faculty course: Metaphors in Political, Scientific, and Everyday Discourse, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2021 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


24 March 2021


6 June 2021

Study location




Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings


Number of on campus meetings

No on campus meetings.

Outline for distance course

The course is based on online teaching. It includes two compulsory meetings, each of which is half a day. It is possible to attend the meetings online or on campus in Umeå as an ordinary classroom session. Access to a computer is required in order to be able complete the various compulsory tasks included in the course. For information on technical requirements for computer equipment and internet connection, see 'Technical Requirements for Online Courses' at
The two half-day meetings are compulsory.

Required Knowledge

English B/6 and one of the following alternatives:
1) Bachelor’s degree (180 credits)
2) 90 university credits, of which at least 7,5 credits must come from an independent project, or equivalent qualifications


Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 15 October 2020. The application period is closed.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

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Course is given by
Department of Language Studies