M.A. On Campus

English Language and Linguistics

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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Based on the state of the art in contemporary linguistic theory, the English Language and Linguistics degree offered by the University of Freiburg focuses on the structure, use and variability of the English language.



In the consecutive, research-oriented English Language and Linguistics degree offered by the University of Freiburg students develop an understanding of the structure, usage, and variability of the English language in its worldwide manifestations, as reflected by current research in general linguistics. The program's focus is on modern English(es); important details concerning English linguistic history are adequately covered. Furthermore, students can pursue their own individual interests, choosing between modules in Discourse and Communication, Psycholinguistics and Language Acquisition, as well as Corpus Linguistics and Language Technology.

Through participation in conferences and workshops alongside work on research projects, students are introduced to the standards of academic research and learn to use common methods of quantitative and qualitative linguistics in the context of empirical research. Especially successful students may see the master's program as an opportunity to begin an academic career; in other cases, the program prepares its students for a wide range of professions requiring global perspectives paired with linguistic competence, intercultural sensibility, and close attention to language, texts, and information (e.g. corporate communication, editorial work, public relations, etc).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Structure of Modern English
  • Present-Day English: Regional, Social and Stylistic Variability
  • Linguistic Change and the History of the English Language
  • Discourse and Communication
  • Psycholinguistics: Language Acquisition and Bilingualism
  • Corpus Linguistics and Language Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application form
  • A certified copy of your undergraduate diploma
  • A certified copy of your transcript of records outlining the contents of your undergraduate degree
  • Proof of successful completion of an English language examination (if necessary)
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic teaching staff (in German or English)
  • A statement of intent (two to three pages, in English), in which the applicant states his or her reasons for seeking acceptance to the MA program
  • A 2,500 word essay written in English on the subject of the applicant's choice, which relates to one of the English Language and Linguistics modules
  • A chronological CV (two to three pages in length, written in English)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

€161 registration fee per semester for all students

Living costs for Freiburg

790 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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