Linguistics, M.A. | Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf | Düsseldorf, Germany
24 months
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The consecutive Master's programme in Linguistics at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf builds on a previous successful Bachelor's programme in Lingus Studies and is aimed at students interested in science.


This four-semester course of study with the Master of Arts (M.A.) as a degree is open to admission with "proof of special suitability" (application and aptitude assessment take place directly at Heinrich Heine University) and can be started in the summer and winter semesters.

Course of Study

The Linguistics degree programme at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf is theoretically oriented and, on the basis of a bachelor's degree in linguistics, provides the ability to work independently, including initial teaching experience.

The degree programme has five components:

  • Professionalization in General Linguistics
  • Formation of a special field in General Linguistics – currently Morphology/Syntax/Typology (Prof. Kilu von Prince), Semantics/Pragmatics (Prof. Filip), Computational Linguistics (Prof. Kallmeyer), Phonetics/Phonology (Jun.-Prof. van de Vijver), Neuro/Psycholinguistics (Prof. Indefrey) Specialization in linguistics of a single language (English, French, Italian, Spanish, German)
  • Improvement of language practice in a foreign language (e.g. English, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, German as a foreign language)
  • Didactic internship in the form of a tutorial for a Bachelor's course in a team of tutors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Linguistics
  • Morphology/Syntax/Typology
  • Semantics/Pragmatics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Phonetics/Phonology
  • Neuro/Psycholinguistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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180 ECTS


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English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The prerequisite is a bachelor's degree in integrative linguistics or a comparable course of study with an overall grade of 2.5 or better.
  • Good English language skills are essential.

Tuition Fee

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There are no tuition fees. There is only one intake per year.

Living costs for Düsseldorf

996 - 1318 EUR /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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