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University of Leipzig

Leipzig

Linguistics

Subjects: Linguistics,Language

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English
💶  Application Fee non-EU
No information

💶  Cost per Semester
266 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
No information
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
No information

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
15.09.

Course description

Unlike the study of specific languages and literature, modern linguistics doesn't zero in on just one language. Instead, it examines the functions and structures of all human languages, exploring their differences and commonalities. Linguists engage in field research to document languages worldwide. They conduct psychological experiments in psycholinguistics, compare languages through linguistic typology, and develop formal models in grammatical theory and computational linguistics. This comprehensive approach helps us understand human linguistic abilities deeply. In the study of specific languages and literature, the focus is often on the nuances and intricacies of a particular language or literary tradition. Modern linguistics, however, broadens this scope. It looks at the universal aspects of language, seeking to understand how different languages function and what they share. Field research involves traveling to various regions to document and preserve languages, especially those at risk of disappearing. Psycholinguistics delves into how our minds process language, offering insights into cognitive functions. Linguistic typology compares languages to identify patterns and unique features. Grammatical theory and computational linguistics create models to explain and predict linguistic behavior. This holistic approach in modern linguistics fosters a deeper understanding of how we communicate, bridging gaps between diverse languages and cultures. It

Program Information

Study Location Leipzig
Start Semester Summer, Winter
Study Form Part-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 266 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Start Winter
01.05.

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
15.09.

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Application Requirements

Language Requirements

CEFR B2
IELTS No information
Cambridge (CAE) No information
TOEFL IBT No information

Knowledge of English at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Knowledge of an additional foreign language at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Qualification Requirements

First academic degree in linguistics or general linguistics (graduates of other programmes may be admitted with the agreement of the examination board) Knowledge of English at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Knowledge of an additional foreign language at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages The Faculty of Philology will check whether the above requirements have been met and then issue an official notification. This serves as proof that the candidate fulfils the admission requirements. Please inform yourself about deadlines and modalities concerning the subject-specific admission requirements on the department’s website for the degree programme.

Document Requirements

A curriculum vitae in English (1-3 pages) (You may consider using the Europass CV as a template.) 2. Motivation letter in English This letter should explain why you are interested in this particular master’s programme (1–2 pages). In case you have a preference for your mobility track, please specify this in the motivation letter and why you would like to study at the respective universities. 3. Proof of nationality (e.g. copy of passport) 4. Proof of residence According to the rules set by the European Union, this proof can be either provided in the form of a residence certificate issued by the candidate’s municipality OR a certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study, or training issued by the respective institution. The document must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for the scholarship. 5. High school diploma (secondary school leaving certificate, e.g. Baccalaureate, A Levels) or equivalent (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German) 6. Official high school transcripts (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German) 7. University diplomas ( evidence of all completed degrees (e.g. Bachelor’s, Master’s, Diplom) (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German) If you graduate after the application deadline, admission will be considered based on your university transcripts. 8. Complete official transcripts of records from your university (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German) 9. English test results

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