English Linguistics

University of Tübingen

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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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. In addition to core areas of phonetics, morphology, syntax, and semantics, the program offers specializations in second language acquisition, information structure, language processing, experimental syntax, formal semantics, psycholinguistics, and historical linguistics. 

While there is an emphasis on the description and processing of the English language, perspectives are always enriched by cross-linguistic comparison and interdisciplinary approaches ranging from experimentation to literary studies. For this reason, students can combine courses offered in English Linguistics with selected M.A. courses offered by the other Linguistics departments.

An important aspect of the M.A. program is the degree of choice in independent studies. From the very beginning, students are encouraged to design and conduct their own research projects. Supervised by staff, they can contribute to the ongoing research of the English department, and joint publications with staff are often the result. The acquired empirical skills provide students with excellent qualifications for further study in Linguistics at doctoral level.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


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

  • 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

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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