Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft

Programme Description for MA-Studies in General Linguistics

The M.A. study in General Linguistics starts at the beginning of the Winter- and Summer Semester and lasts for a total of four semesters (2 years). This period includes the M.A. thesis and final exams.

The MA in General Linguistics has three main areas of specialisation: 'Language Variation & Change', 'Language Structure' and 'Language Processing'. Students take three Research Apprenticeships during the course of their studies, whereby all three can belong to different specialisations or one specialisation can be deepened by taking two Research Apprenticeships.

For more details, see the Module Guide linked below.

Language of Instruction

Courses in the M.A. programme are taught in English and German.

Grading of Courses

Each course will be given a specific number of credit points, counting towards the student's final grade. The number of credits will reflect the amount of work required for each course.

M.A. Evaluation

The M.A. evaluation will be based on class performance, an additional oral exam, a written exam, and the M.A. thesis.
The final M.A. grade will be calculated as follows:

40% Grades from the Seminar
40% M.A thesis
20% Oral Exam