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Data and Discourse Studies at Darmstadt University of Technology is an interdisciplinary course of studies in discourse analysis with a focus on research data. Discourse analysis deals with the relationship between language, knowledge and society.


The focus is on combining language analysis with historical, sociological, philosophical or political science research. In addition, there is the close interlocking with digital and informatic approaches. 

Learning outcomes

A central point is the handling of research data, their processing and digital analysis. Research data in the humanities and social sciences are essentially spoken language and written texts. The Data and Discourse Studies course at Darmstadt University of Technology focuses on how these data are collected, organized, analyzed, and interpreted.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Data and Discourse Studies
  • Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Digital Linguistics or Digital Literary Studies or Sociology
  • Discourse Analysis Project

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.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme are comprised of a “Bachelor of Arts” or “Bachelor or Science degree” from the same programme or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. 

Tuition Fee

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  • Semester and administration fees are payable to TU Darmstadt every semester. 

Living costs for Darmstadt

792 - 1222 EUR /month
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