Language, Culture, Translation – Translation (M.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester.

Admission restrictions:

Aptitude test.
You find more information here.


Information on the application procedure for applicants with German certificates.

Applicants with foreign certificates:

Required language certificate: see Masters entrance requirements

Information on the application procedure for international students.


Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Bachelor's degree, for instance
Language, Culture, Translation (B.A.)


Faculty 06: Translation, Linguistics and Cultural Science


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

Subject Matter

The master’s program delves deeper into the topics covered in the bachelor’s degree. Students gain specialized skills and qualifications the fields of translation, language, and culture. This degree also enables students to continue in a doctoral program. Translators work mainly with written texts. They handle a variety of subjects and forms and should have a strong sense of style. Texts should be translated according to their audience and purpose.

Course Structure:

  • Program length: 4 semesters, 8 modules
  • Two formats: two foreign languages or one foreign language (German, English, or Chinese)

Master Entrance Requirements

  • A qualifying previous degree (bachelor’s or equivalent)
  • Language proficiency at the C1 level (Common European Framework) for the desired language combination
  • An entrance exam (generally takes place at the end of June and January)

For foreign students:


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

The Academic Advisory 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).