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Applied Linguistics

University of Bonn

24 months
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The Applied Linguistics programme of the University of Bonn is an interdisciplinary program at the interface between research and practice covering language, social communication, media, organizations, business and politics.


Core modules are intercultural communication, second language acquisition, language processing and translation studies. In these modules, a closer look is taken at aspects of interpersonal communication, regional and social differences in language behavior, (im)politeness theory in different cultures, pragmatic competence, writing in a second language and cognitive processes during translation, among others. The Applied Linguistics programme of the University of Bonn furthermore offers teaching and research support in the fields of pragmatics, discourse analysis, genre analysis, sociolinguistics, dialectology, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics and theoretical lexicography.

Students learn to plan and carry out their own research projects, for which they have access to linguistic research facilities, such as the Research Center for Empirical Pragmatics, which offers a large variety of research instruments including recording devices, language corpora and data collection, data processing and data analysis software.

Possible lines of work:

Academia (universities, universities of applied sciences, public and private research institutions), adult education at universities (in Germany or abroad), publishing, libraries, translating, editing (e.g. English-language editing), cultural institutions, embassies (regional cultural work, exhibitions, etc.), cultural institutes, print media, radio, television, online media, journalism, public relations (agencies, foundations, authorities, private businesses, associations), market research, international relations and cooperation (e.g. EU institutions), international organizations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Linguistics: An Overview
  • Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Language Acquisition
  • Research Trends
  • Professional Training

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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

  • The application form for the University of Bonn.
  • A notarized copy of their B.A. certificate and diploma supplement (students still enrolled in a B.A. program at the time of application, please submit their current transcript of grades).
  • A certified copy of their high school diploma.
  • Even though the program is taught in English, you are required to show proof of your German skills in order to apply for our program.

Tuition Fee

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While public universities in Germany do not charge tuition, students must pay a social fee of 300 EUR per semester.

Living costs for Bonn

865 - 1281 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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