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English Linguistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #91 (WUR) Tübingen, Germany
The M.A. program English Linguistics at the University of Tübingen provides a full understanding of current linguistics and a thorough training in the empirical methods used in linguistic research. The combination of empirical research with theoretical modeling is an internationally renowned hallmark of linguistics in Tübingen.


There is a long tradition of Linguistics in Tübingen, but there are more linguists now working on a wider variety of aspects of linguistics than ever before. In part, this is due to the  exceptional success of Tübingen linguists in attracting research funding over the last 20 years. 

The course structure of the M. A. program English Linguistics at the University of Tübingen reflects this depth and interdisciplinarity. While there is an emphasis on the description and processing of the English language, perspectives are always enriched by crosslinguistic comparison and interdisciplinary approaches ranging from experimentation to literary studies. 

Career Opportunities

The English Linguistics M.A. qualifies students for various career options. Students can pursue an academic career by applying for a Ph.D. program in Linguistics or Cognitive Science, or they can use their linguistic and analytical skills for a non-academic career in fields related to language and communication. M.A. holders are able to work on linguistic topics at an academic level, they have learned to abstract and synthesize information, to evaluate explanations critically, and are competent in the planning and execution of research and project work. With these abilities they are qualified for positions, among others, in publishing, language technology and teaching, translation agencies, and journalism.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Descriptive Linguistics
  • Linguistic Methodology
  •  Applied Linguistics
  • Theoretical Linguistics
  •  Interdisciplinary Extension

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • certified copy of B.A. diploma (or equivalent university degree) with an average grade of 2.5 or better
  • certified copy of high school diploma (‘Abiturzeugnis’/’Hoschulzugangs¬berechtigung’ or equivalent)
  • CV
  • letter of motivation (max. 500 words) in English stating the applicant’s motivation for pursuing his/her studies in the Master’s program in American Studies at the University of Tübingen
  • additional qualifications and other certificates, e.g. professional experience or other practical experience (internship, traineeship, etc.) in areas relevant to the profile of the program
  • Very good knowledge of English spoken and written.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      3000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1500 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 Tübingen

    • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
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