The purpose of the Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism programme offered by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is to train a new generation of sociolinguists with an academic and practical understanding of the parallel usage of various languages in Europe and expertise in social dynamics and the cultural, political and socio-economic effects of multi-lingualism in Europe. To achieve this objective, the program concentrates on providing a new understanding of multilingualism, with a special focus on European multilingualism as exemplified in the cases of the Nordic and Baltic countries. At the core of the program is the varied and dynamic European language landscape with its increasing number of multilingual citizens.
Students will expand their language skills in common international languages (e.g. English and German) and in less common languages (e.g. Lithuanian and Estonian) and will discover their own multilingualism through the internationality of the program.
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- Minorities and Civil Society in the Baltic Region
- Multilingualism in Europe
- Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Sociolinguistics
- English Academic Writing (Elective)
- Cross-Cultural Communication (Elective)
- Lithuanian Language Course (for non-native speakers)
- Language Course in a Nordic or Baltic Language (for native speakers)
- 24 months
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Deadline from countries with visa requirements: May 31
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Sociology Linguistics View 37 other Masters in Language Studies in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree in the humanities or social sciences awarded by an institute of higher education in Germany or abroad. The degree must be recognized by all partner universities as a qualification for admission to the Master's degree program.
- The degree needs to have a linguistic or philological component of at least 30 CP. If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed by the time of application, the applicant must provide proof of two third of the required subject-specific credit points by the end of the application deadline.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
Johannes-Gutenberg-University does not charge tuition fees. However, you will have to pay a social fee: € 270 per semester.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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