The Master's degree programme in Linguistic Sciences is focused on language as the medium of communication in various contexts. The programme consists of three thematic sub-programmes with overlapping basic components followed by field-specific special training.
Each sub-programme has advantages that are of a particular currency in present-day linguistics: technological applications are increasingly important in linguistic research and the translation industry, while globalization and linguistic diversity in societies call for skilled experts in the fields of language policy, education, and communication.
Career or after graduation opportunities
As the objectives of the Master's degree programme include an in-depth understanding of the focal issues, theories and methods of the corresponding sub-programmes, graduated students are able to carry out independent research and are also eligible to pursue doctoral studies in their field of specialization.
Besides academic jobs (research and/or teaching), graduates are envisaged to find career paths, depending on the sub-programme, in language technology firms, large translation agencies, localization and documentation houses, and in the fields of translator training, language planning, and language policy.