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English Linguistics

University of Tübingen

M.A.
24 months
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3000 EUR/year
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About

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.

Overview

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

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

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

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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