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At undergraduate level staff of the linguistics department contributes to the following degrees:

At postgraduate level staff contribute to the following MEd programmes:

Postgraduate students wishing to specialize in linguistics are warmly invited to apply to our M.A. programme in Applied Linguistics (more details below).

Master Programme Applied Linguistics

The MA programme Applied Linguistics – Acquisition, Processing and Use of Language provides postgraduate students with detailed knowledge about linguistic theories and their applications in a variety of contexts. The degree programme introduces students to different methods and theories in key areas of linguistic research. Students learn how to use these methods and theories to investigate and analyse linguistic topics in a variety of areas.

The choice of compulsory and elective modules enables students to specialize in different areas of applied linguistics.

The MA programme and its specialization areas are closely related to the following activities that are intended to assist postgraduate students: university research focus “Education – teaching, learning and media socialization” and the research group “Competence in Language: Issues in Language Development, Processing and Use” in the post-graduate and post-doctoral programme (EPPP) at Erfurt.

Course coordinator

Prof. Dr. Frank Domahs

Mitarbeitergebäude 1 / Raum 902
Tel. +49 361 737 4391

Secretay: Simone Carrara

Information for prospective students

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to our Master of Arts programme “Applied Linguistics” you will need a relevant undergraduate degree with a mark that corresponds to the German grade 2.3 or better.

Relevant undergraduate degree are:

  • a relevant linguistics degree
  • a language and literature degree (also as part of a teacher’s degree), in which the sum of credits acquired in classes with a linguistic focus is 20 credits or above
  • a psychology degree if it contains a component in linguistic or cognitive psychology with at least 20 credits

Students also need to have listening and reading skills in English at C1 level. Students without a certificate confirming this may alternatively take the OPT test before beginning their studies.

If individual admission requirements are not met, the examination board may grant admission to the programme with specific requirements that then need to completed while studying on the programme.

Degree Profile

  • Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Begin of studies: winter semester
  • Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS credits)
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Accreditation: first accredited by ACQUIN
  • Structure: consecutive and research-oriented
  • Tuition fees: none (only administrative charges)


Admission to the master "Applied Linguistics" has to be applied for centrally at the division Studium und Lehre from 1 April to 15 July.

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Career Prospects and Employability

A master degree in “Applied Linguistics” prepares students for further academic research and a variety of other employment options outside of academia. Depending on the chosen specialization, students may later choose to pursue careers in the following sectors:

  • Language promotion
  • Language pathology
  • Multilingual education programmes
  • Counselling on language policy
  • Communications consultancy and coaching (also in a cross-cultural field)
  • Editorial departments
  • Publishing houses
  • Media
  • Language teaching of adult learners

Important information for students


You find all our available courses in the E.L.V.I.S.system.

Study and examination regulations

Doctoral Studies

You can find information about a doctoral studies in the Department of Linguistics here.