Linguistics (B.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Two-subject Bachelor

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters

Start:

winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

open admission

Application:

You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Deadlines:

Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

winter semester: June 1 - September 1

summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

winter semester: June 1 - July 15

summer semester: December 1 - January 15

Master:

Linguistics (M.A.)

Homepage:

Linguistics: General | Typology | Japanese

Faculty:

Faculty 05: Philosophy and Philology

Accreditation:

The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.


Subject Matter

The ability to deal with worldwide language varieties and with different linguistic cultures is a key skill without which mutual understanding and – ultimately also sustainable – international contacts are not possible. The program aims to take up these challenges by imparting basic skills needed to comprehend and describe linguistic variety from different theoretical and empirical perspectives. Skills in speech theory, linguistic knowledge, and communication are to be acquired and broadened on three interlinked levels. The Bachelor’s degree program in Linguistics is aimed at new students who are interested in the communicative and inter-cultural aspect of language as well as those interested in speech theory and comparative linguistics.

Information

The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).