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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 European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) programme at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg 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

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    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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General Requirements

  • Application form
  • Motivation letter
  • A transcript of academic records
  • Language certificates 
  • A copy of your identity document

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Erlangen

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
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