LANGUAGE SCIENCES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCIENCES MA

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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Science
Department Interdisciplinary course; associated departments:
English and American Studies, German Studies,
Linguistics, Romance Studies, Slavonic Studies
Mode Full time
Study ID D 066 597
Admission Requirements In order to be admitted to the Master’s course in
English Language Studies, students must hold a
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from another
accredited inland or international institution of higher
education, and have a very good command of the
English language (C1).
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

The MA course in Language Studies invites students to consider language as a social, acquired, and historically grown phenomenon, whose complex structures and diverse communicative functions will be deciphered by using interdisciplinary theories and methods. In a basic interdisciplinary module and in their field of specialization (English and American Studies, German Studies, Linguistics (General Linguistics and Diachronic Linguistics), Romance Studies or Slavonic Studies) students will learn to reflect critically and to apply methods for the collection and analysis of data. The dialogue between the linguistic disciplines allows students not only to develop a deeper knowledge of the fields and methods, but also to practice solution-focused action both in team work and autonomously.


Which career opportunities do I have?

The MA course in Language Studies prepares students for careers in public and private educational institutions, in the fields of media and culture work, and in academic research and teaching. Occupations for graduates include publishing work, PR, online and print media, the advertising industry, research and teaching at universities and other institutions, translation, medition and tourism, international organisations, library and archiving work.


Why Salzburg?

The MA course in Language Studies at the department of English and American Studies is distinguished by its outstanding student-to-staff ratio and offers excellent teaching (awarded with the Excellence in Teaching Award of the University of Salzburg) in the fields of linguistics and language acquisition. Many of the department’s lecturers are native speakers of English from the United States and Great Britain. We greatly emphasize the importance of combining current research with teaching and strive for practical relevance, especially in linguistic seminars and lectures dealing with print and online media, advertisements and journalism, but also with socio- and psycholinguistics and second language acquisition. Moreover, there are plenty of possibilities for students to study abroad, many offers promoting young talents already during their studies (scholarships and prizes) and a dedicated students’ union. The MA degree in Language Studies connects directly to our BA and BEd courses and offers the possibility for a deeper, interdisciplinary study also in the fields of German, Romance and Slavonic Studies and Linguistics.


How is the course structured?

English Language Sciences MA
Placement test
Interdisciplinary Basic Module16 ECTS
Master Module8 ECTS
Language C2+10 ECTS
Language Acquisition10 ECTS
Sociolinguistics10 ECTS
Text-/Pragma-/Media-Linguistics10 ECTS
Practice8 ECTS
Compulsory optional modules from Cultural Studies6 ECTS
Optional subjects12 ECTS
Master’s thesis24 ECTS
MA exam6 ECTS
Total120 ECTS

Contact

Mag. Dr. Martin Kalterbacher

Mag. Dr. Martin Kalterbacher
Member of the curriculum committee Language Sciences MA

Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-4409
Fax: +43 662 8044-0001
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