The Department of Linguistics at the University of Zadar was founded in 2008. Two study programs are currently offered at the Department: a single-major MA program in Linguistics (4 semesters, 120 ECTS credits) and a double-major MA program in Linguistics (4 semesters, 60 ECTS credits). The MA programs conducted at our Department offer prospective students an opportunity to study in-depth the structure of different languages as well as the role of language in society. Upon completion of these programmes, students acquire the academic title of Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics. Upon completion of the linguistics programme students are prepared for work in academic and scientific institutions of a linguistic or philological orientation, or generally in the field of humanities. The training they have received prepares them for tasks that require knowledge of current theoretical issues and research methods in the fields of linguistics, psycholinguistics and cognitive science.

The Department staff currently consists of one associate professor, two assistant professors and one research assistant. The faculty members also participate as advisors in the PhD Program in “Humanities” of the University of Zadar.

The main activity of the Department, in addition to teaching, is to encourage scientific research and the participation to national and international research projects.

The Department encourages both incoming and outgoing mobility of its students and academic staff members. Four international scientific meetings as well as four Zadar Linguistic Forums, the central event of the year, have been organised by the Department. The Department also regularly hosts guest talks by Croatian and international scholars in the frame of the Linguistic Wednesday lecture series. The emphasis is on contemporary linguistic theories and methods as well as interdisciplinarity as a central feature of the department’s activities in the areas of teaching and scientific work.