M.A. On Campus


University of Göttingen

24 months
768 EUR/year
768 EUR/year
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At Linguistics from University of Göttingen students can deepen their knowledge of modern formal linguistics as well as learn about new aspects of the subject. 


Linguistics from University of Göttingen focuses on synchronic syntax and phonology. Diachronic issues are, however, also a part of the education you will receive, as is empirical work.

The Master's programme conveys in-depth and reflected knowledge of fundamental descriptive and analytical theories and methods. In addition, students will also acquire the skills needed for independent and interdisciplinary scientific work in issues that are pertinant to all individual languages.


The programme qualifies graduates for work in the field of linguistic research and for work outside of research institutes that require a scientifically founded approach to languages and language structures (research administration, media, publishing houses, educational institutes, information technology, culture management). In addition, the programme provides the basis for research work during doctoral studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Descriptive Linguistics, 
  • Phonology, 
  • Theory of Language Change, 
  • Theoretical Linguistics, 
  • Empirical Methods in Linguistics
  • Linguistic Research Strategies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A successful online-application is the first step for your master studies.
  • Proof of language proficiency required for the degree programme
  • Statutory declaration (Eidesstattliche Versicherung)  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    768 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 384 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    768 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 384 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 389 EUR for summer semester
  • The semester fees comprise administration fees, student body fees and a Studentenwerk fee.

Living costs for Göttingen

730 - 1100 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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