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The interdisciplinary Master's Programme 'Linguistics' at IZ-ZEUS (previously 'Languages of Europe')

Please see the info material for students who could not attend the information session on 5th October.

The study course "Languages of Europe" has been superseded by the study course "Sprachwissenschaft (Linguistics)". The new study regulations will be valid for all students who start the study course in winter 2016/17 or later. Students who started the study course under the old regulations can apply for a transfer (Wechsel der Studienordnung).


The interdisciplinary Master's Programme at IZ-ZEUS 'Linguistics' (previously 'Languages of Europe') combines theoretical linguistic studies and foreign language training. This study course will offer its students the opportunity to enhance their foreign language skills as well as examine scientifically the functioning of language.

You will become familiar with issues concerning the structure, the history and variation of language as well as the workings of intercultural communication and linguistic theories, including neurolinguistics. The study course is clearly structured and contains mandatory and optional modules that will allow students to focus on their particular interests.

Students can choose a Germanic or a Romance profile or study with no specific profile. 

The requirements for admission consist in a Bachelor's degree with at least 20 credit points in linguistics courses. The Master Programme is consecutive and research-oriented, but will not offer a translator's qualification. The study course takes 4 semester, one (preferrably the third) should be spent abroad.

For further details concerning the Master's Programme please see:

Further information on admission is to be found in the Admission Statute ("Zugangssatzung", only available in German).