Departmental orientation events
Orientation events at the Linguistics Department are taking place in April 2023.
Tuesday, 4. April 2023
Orientation event for the MA Multilingualism
10:00, Room G 209
Thursday, 6. April 2023
Orientation event for MA Linguistics students specialising in
13:30 - 15:00, Room G 203
Thursday, 6. April 2023
Orientation event for the MA Speech and Language Processing
10:00 - 11:30 Room TBC
A qualifying diploma (three years minimum, Bachelor of Arts or equivalent from a public or publicly recognized institution, with a final grade equivalent to the German 2.5) is a requirement for the master's programmes offered by the Department of Linguistics. In certain exceptional cases, an admission may be made without a finished bachelor's degree in linguistics.
Admission to the master's programmes is possible in both Winter and Summer Semesters. The application deadline for the Winter Semester is 15 June, and for the Summer Semester, 15 January. The completed application as well as all necessary documents must be received by the University of the Konstanz by the above stated deadline. More information can be found on University of Konstanz page Application for master-level studies.
As from now the application documents for the Master's programmes also include a letter of application in English of a maximum length of one page, which provides information on the applicant's suitability and motivation for the desired degree programme.
Admission without Bachelor's Degree:
If the applicant is not able to furnish a diploma by the time of the application, s/he must provide evidence for the probable fulfillment of the admissions requirements based on the coursework completed by the time of the application. The final Bachelor's Degree must be completed at the latest two months after the beginning of the first semester. Admission and enrollment can be permitted on the condition that the necessary qualifications are fulfilled and provided in the time allotted.
German language skills for foreign applications (only M.A. Linguistics):
Please note that applicants who obtained their bachelor degree from a non-German speaking university should be able to demonstrate that they have good knowledge of German. Their German language skills need to be confirmed in the form of a TestDAF 4, DSH 2 or an equivalent certificate, cf. German language skills) This certificate needs to be provided together with the application forms at the time of application.
For the areas of specialisation General Linguistics and English Linguistics no German language skills are required.
English language skills (all programmes):
Applicants are also expected to have good knowledge of English, minimum level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages(CEFR).
Applicants for the area of specialisation English Linguistics have to demonstrate English language skills at level C1 of the CEFR .
For the area of specialisation Romance Language and Linguistics, knowledge of one of the Romance languages studied in depth is required at level C1 of the CEFR.
Russian language skills at level C1 of the CEFR are required for the area of specialisation Slavic Language and Linguistics.
As proof of their sufficient language skills applicants may e.g. submit one of the official language certificates listed on the website Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen (GER) (Common European Framework of Reference for Langauges, CEFR). In the past, other certificates (e.g. from language institutes at universities) have been accepted as well as long as they clearly indicated the language level of the applicant according to the CEFR. Certificates without such an indication will not be accepted.
2. Study and Examination Regulations
Please refer to the Master's examination as well as the general examination regulations for the Master of Arts (M.A.) in humanities and programme-specific regulations.
For Related Disciplines, cf. "Fachfremde Veranstaltungen für mein Studium" .
3. Module handbooks
Information as to the structure and content of the master's programmes can be found in the module handbooks.
4. Registration in ZEuS
All students must register for examinations and course credit through ZEuS. Enrollment times for the Humanities Section are as follows:
- Winter Semester: from 1 December until 15 January.
- Summer Semester: from 1 May until 15 June.
Other departments may have different enrollment dates.
Information regarding TAN-lists (required in order to officially enroll for an examination) can be found on the SB-Terminal.
5. Master's Examination
To register for the Master's examination, 50% of the course-related examination results must be obtained, as well as Module 5 (Multilingualism) or the internship (Speech and Language Processing, PO 2017). Ms. Lloyd-Smith or Ms. Wurster will issue the certificate. Please send them the names of your supervisors.
|Semester of examination||Enrollment dates for the Master's thesis, final examination** and/or oral examination||Master's examination schedule||Enrollment forms*|
|Winter Semester||1 - 15 July|| |
Begin Master's Thesis: end of October
Final Exam**: beginning of March
|Mr. Bucifal (C 406)|
|Summer Semester||1 - 15 February|| |
Begin Master's Thesis: Ende April
Final Exam**: beginning of September
|Mr. Bucifal (C 406)|
*Forms should be picked up a few weeks before the beginning of the enrollment period.
** If required in the examination regulations.
Authorized Supervisors: All professors in the Department of Linguistics as well as Prof. Axinja Hachfeld (M.A. Multilingualism), substitute Professors, private Professors and lecturers as well as Fernanda Barrientos (M.A. Linguistics, M.A. Multilingualism), Christin Beck (M.A. Linguistics, M.A. Speech and Language Processing), Tina Bögel (M.A. Linguistics, M.A. Speech and Language Processing), Massimiliano Canzi (M.A. Linguistics, M.A. Multilingualism, M.A. Speech and Language Processing), Anna Czypionka (M.A. Linguistics, M.A. Multilingualism, M.A. Speech and Language Processing), Marieke Einfeldt (M.A. Linguistics, M.A. Multilingualism, M.A. Speech and Language Processing), Henri Kauhanen (M.A. Linguistics, M.A. Multilingualism, M.A. Speech and Language Processing), and Anika Lloyd-Smith (M.A. Linguistics, M.A. Multilingualism), Alexandra Rehn (M.A. Linguistics, M.A. Multilingualism, M.A. Speech and Language Processing).
6. Acceptance as Doctoral Candidate
It is not possible to enroll as a doctoral candidate until a Master's Degree has been attained. Therefore, please submit applications for doctoral candidate positions only then (an official copy of the Master's Degree is required). You can still enroll for the current semester retroactively if you apply in the middle of the semester. For further information on doctorate programmes, please use the Doctoral researcher portal of the University of Konstanz.
Please note that applicants who obtained their bachelor degree from a non-German speaking university should be able to demonstrate that they have good knowledge of German. Their German language skills need to be confirmed in the form of a DSH certificate (DSH is the German language examination for university admission) or an equivalent certificate, cf. German language skills. This certificate needs to be provided together with the application forms at the time of application.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have very good knowledge of English, at least B2 level.
|Master's Programme||Contact Person|
|General Linguistics||Prof. Maribel Romerofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Linguistics with emphasis on English Linguistics||Prof. George Walkdenemail@example.com|
|Linguistics with emphasis on Germanic Linguistics||Prof. Regine Eckardtfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Linguistics with emphasis on Romance Linguistics||Prof. Georg Kaiseremail@example.com|
|Multilingualism||Angelika Golegos |
|Slavic Linguistics||Prof. Bernhard Brehmerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Speech and Language Processing||Dr. Tina Bögelemail@example.com|
Our Department Advisor Dr. Carmen Kelling can advise you for all important questions about our study programmes.
On the Erasmus-Homepage from the Department of Linguistics you can find information all about studying abroad in Europe. Personal advising is available from our Erasmus-Coordinator Melanie Hochstätter.