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Goethe University Frankfurt

24 months
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The Linguistics programme offered by Goethe University Frankfurt is a programme in theoretical linguistics that is taught in English. It is neither a programme in English language nor in English linguistics. 


The Linguistics programme offered by Goethe University Frankfurt aims at qualifying students to give theoretically sound and empirically substantiated statements on various aspects of language and to apply their new knowledge and insights while carrying out an own piece of research.

To this end, the students extend their theoretical knowledge base and refine the techniques of language description and linguistic explanation. Particularly, students discuss current issues in linguistics as related to their chosen specialisations aiming at planning and carrying out independent research. 

Students who have completed the Master course in Linguistics hold the qualification for an academic career and may start a PhD program in Linguistics or in a related discipline. Linguists may carry out research in many fields of the humanities, social and cognitive sciences. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Phonological Theory and Evolution 
  • Trends in Phonology (Colloquium)
  • Perspectives on the ordering of adjectives
  • Gesture Semantics (NN)
  • Variables and Parameters

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics or a study programme from another higher education institution with similar content. The examination board decides whether the content corresponds or not. In cases of doubt, admission to the Master’s programme will depend on an entry examination that students have to pass.
  • If the university entrance qualification for the consecutive Master’s programme (namely the Bachelor’s degree) has not yet been completed, you can apply for the programme with a transcript of records on the basis of at least 80% of the required CP for the bachelor's degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Semester fee: 369 EUR

Living costs for Frankfurt am Main

941 - 1519 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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