|Degree:||Master of Arts (MA)|
|University website:||English Language and Linguistics|
The master’s programme in English Language and Linguistics aims at providing students with advanced knowledge of and research competences in English linguistics, in particular in one of the alternative specialisations Historical Linguistics, Functional and Cognitive Linguistics or Applied Linguistics. Therefore, the master’s programme strives to equip students with the necessary competences to develop and implement questions, concepts and methods for research projects, and adequately present them in English.
The programme consists of the compulsory modules Foundations, Language, Electives, Specialisation (possible specialisations are Historical Linguistics, Functional and Cognitive Linguistics or Applied Linguistics), Extension and Research Support. To complete the programme, students have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.
Graduates are qualified to independently develop and work on research questions. They gain detailed insight into the complexity of the English language and its characteristics and are well-qualified in the following three main subject areas: linguistics, research competence and language proficiency. Depending on their additional qualifications and the current situation on the labour market, graduates of the bachelor’s programme are qualified to work in the educational, cultural, media or communication sector.