LANGUAGE SCIENCES / SPECIALIZATION IN GENERAL AND DIACHRONIC LINGUISTICS, MA
|Course Duration/ ECTS
|4 semesters / 120 ECTS
|Master of Arts (MA)
|· In order to be admitted to the MA course in Language
Sciences / Specialization in General and Diachronic
Linguistics, students must hold a bachelor’s degree
in a related field from an accredited inland or
international institution of higher education.
|Language of instruction German
|Proof of language proficiency
|Dates and Deadlines
|· The dates and deadlines change every semester.
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
|Master in Language Sciences
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What will I learn?
The MA degree course in Language Sciences / Specialization in Linguistics (General and Diachronic Linguistics) prepares students for a future career as general and historical linguists and is orientated towards high-quality standards of scientific and practical education and work. General and diachronic linguistics examine the language-theoretic and language-historic core disciplines. In courses dealing with theory, students learn about internationally common models of synchronic and diachronic linguistics. Focuses will be on grammar research, data analysis and theoretical modelling. On the practical side, students will learn about the gathering of linguistic data and the linguistic interpretation of texts. Students shall also become familiar with techniques and areas of knowledge of Indo-European linguistics, variational linguistics, and linguistic typology. Graduates from the MA degree course specializing in linguistics (General and Diachronic Linguistics) will be qualified to work independently in language-theoretic and language-historic fields.
What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
The Paris Lodron University is a medium-sized university with an excellent student-to-staff ratio, especially in philological/linguistic subjects. The interdisciplinary cooperation of lecturers supports the quality of the linguistic teaching in a special way.
Which career opportunities do I have?
Graduates from the MA degree course in Language Sciences (General and Diachronic Linguistics) can choose from a wide range of occupations: academic research and teaching; adult education in the field of foreign languages; academic library, publication and publishing work (e.g., expert editing, acceptance, programming); language and culture mediation; translation in the media/advertising industry and PR (economy, tourism, international organisations).
Doctoral Programme at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Thomas Lindner
Head of the curriculum comittee LANGUAGE SCIENCES / SPECIALIZATION IN GENERAL AND DIACHRONIC LINGUISTICS
Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-4265
Photographs: © Luigi Caputo (1-3)