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European Master in Lexicography (EMLex), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Post-graduates will be able to work either as a lexicographer at a publishing company or as an academic lexicographer in all fields of lexicography, from the conception of printed and electronic dictionaries to specific lexicographical tasks and further to the technical realization of lexicographical products. Besides, they will be trained profoundly in the analytic-theoretical field of modern lexicography in order to find a field of activity in scientific research or as advising-conceptional lexicographer in the field of publishing and further education.The four-semester programme can be started each winter term; the second semester is done abroad. The programme corresponds to the regulations of the Bologna process: The overall number of ECTS points granted is 120 (the modules have 5 or 10 ECTS points). The total number of students, who are registered for EMLex at the participating universities, is limited to 30 per year because of the particular design of the block seminars during the summer term. These seminars are the core piece of the international aspect.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • critical dictionary research
  •  functions of dictionaries
  •  bilingual lexicography
  •  lexicographical data
  •  applied lexicography

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Applicants must have a Higher Educational Institution (HEI) degree in the area of(Computational/Applied) Linguistics(Foreign) LanguagesTranslationCommunication/MediaBook Studies / Library and Information Scienceor other relevant disciplines, subject to the consent of and the approval by the Consortium’s admission committee.If your HEI degree is still in progress, you may nevertheless submit an application. The restriction in this case will be that the HEI degree certificate is available before the EMLex study course begins.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2250 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Erlangen

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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