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Cognitive, Digital and Empirical English Studies

Subjects: Cognitive, Digital and Empirical English Studies,Digital Studies,English Studies

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
310 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

Recent developments in literary and linguistic research show that, while this area of research continues to focus on central humanities questions, it is making use of cognitive science theories and models, working with the aid of computers, and applying both qualitative and quantitative empirical methods. This Master's program, taught in English, is an innovative interdisciplinary course of study linked to this current research activity in the humanities, cognitive, and technical sciences. It directly follows on from the Bachelor's course of study in Philosophy, Literary, and Linguistic Studies, providing further innovative impulses. The program bridges the gap between theories and methods of conversation and text analysis on the one hand and the cognitive and socio-cultural conditions of literary and non-literary, linguistic, and non-verbal communication on the other. Thus, graduates gain a deeper understanding of the functions and cognitive conditions of communication in different cultural contexts. In accordance with current, empirically oriented linguistic theories, communication is understood in many different modes, which also enables the inclusion of virtual and augmented reality and brings the spatial binding of cognition and communication into view. This course of study is characterized above all by the fact that students are not only introduced to the theories and methods of cognitive, computer-based, and empirical research in literature and linguistics

Program Information

Study Location Aachen
Start Semester Summer, Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 310 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
⏱️ Application Start Winter

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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IELTS No information
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This degree program is taught in English. Applicants must have an excellent command of English to be successful in their studies. The language requirements are stipulated in the examination regulations.

Qualification Requirements

A recognized first university degree according to § 3 (4) GER is required to be eligible for admission. (2) To meet the educational prerequisites necessary to be able to successfully complete the master's course of study in Cognitive, Digital and Empirical English Studies, the applicant must have the knowledge and competencies evidenced by 60 credit points (CP) in the following areas: • Linguistics at least 10 CP • English literature at least 10 CP • English language proficiency at least 10 CP • Cultural Studies at least 10 CP • Statistics at least 4 CP The credit points must have been earned for assessments comparable to that of the bachelor's degree program in Literature and Linguistics or Philosophy, Literature and Linguistics at RWTH. (3) For admission conditional on the completion of additional requirements, § 3 (6) GER applies. If additional requirements corresponding to more than 30 credit points are imposed, admission to the master’s course of study will be denied.

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