The education is focused on understanding of the processes involved in speech communication and gives solid knowledge on the acoustic, articulatory and perceptual characteristics of speech sounds.

The Department of Linguistics offers two full study programmes: a Bachelor’s Programme in Linguistics with a specialization in Phonetics, held in Swedish and a two-year Master's Programme in Language Sciences, conducted in English. In addition, most of the courses within these programmes can be taken as free-standing courses at either level.