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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degreeMaster of Arts (MA)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· In order to be admitted to the Master’s degree course
in Romance Language Sciences, students must hold a
Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Romance Studies
or Linguistics with a specialization in Romance languages)
from another accredited inland or international institution
of higher education.
· Curriculum
Language of instruction GermanProof of language proficiency
Dates and Deadlines· The dates and deadlines change every semester.
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
InformationMaster in Language Sciences

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What will I learn?
In the MA degree course in Romance Language Sciences, students intensify their basic knowledge of (Romance) linguistics acquired during their BA degree course in two Romance languages (students can choose between French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish). Students learn about the subject areas, theories and methodologies of Romance language sciences, which, at the same time, prepares them for a PhD degree course. The extensive course offer of the linguistic and philological departments at the University of Salzburg allows students to specialize in all relevant fields of linguistics: phonetics/phonology, morphology/word formation, syntax, (variational) sociolinguistics, textlinguistics and pragmalinguistics, etc. Moreover, students develop their intercultural competences and hone their language skills in their chosen Romance languages.

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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.

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Which career opportunities do I have?
Graduates of the MA degree course in Romance Language Sciences are able to choose from a wide range of occupations: academic research and teaching, adult education in the fields of foreign languages, academic library work and publishing (e.g., expert editing, acceptance, programming); language and culture mediation; translation in the media/advertising industry and PR (economy, tourism, international organisations).


Rebecca Herda, MA

MMMag. Birgit Ursula Füreder

Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1/III, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044-4493

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