Linguistics – Master of Arts

General information

For general information and formalities about this course of study, visit the central page about the study programme. This page deals with the structure of the programme.

Programme structure


The study programme (120 ECTS credit points in total) consists of 7 modules.

The modules 1, 2, and 7 (pictured dark blue, 54 ECTS credit points) make up the shared area, which is independent of the specialisation you choose. Here, all students have the same variety of classes to pick from.

The modules 3, 4, 5, and 6 (pictured light blue, 66 ECTS credit points) make up the area of specialisation. Here, the variety of classes students can pick from can depend on the specialisation they have chosen. In module 6, you can complete coursework during a semester abroad indepently of the specialisation you have chosen.

Possible areas of specialisation are:

  • General Linguistics
  • English Linguistics
  • German / Germanic Linguistics
  • Romance Languages and Linguistics
  • Slavic Languages and Linguistics

Sample courses

In the following tabs, you find sample syllabi of courses that have been held in the past or that are planned for the future. Keep in mind that they are only examples. You can find the current course catalogue on ZEuS.

Sample courses in module 1

These courses are offered every semester.
The instructors may vary from semester to semester.

Sample courses in module 2

For the slot “statistics”

For the slot “experimental methods”

For the slot “automatic text processing”

Sample courses in module 3

These courses may vary from semester to semester.

Sample courses in module 4

For the slot “diachrony”

For the slot “variation”

Sample courses in module 5