English Linguistics (M.A., 1-subject)

CourseEnglish Linguistics
DegreeMaster of Arts
Program type1-subject
Course length4 semester
ECTS (Credits)120
Admission restrictionsnone (WS24/25)none (SS25)
Course startswinter semestersummer semester
Language of instructionGerman

Course structure

A single-subject master’s degree programme has a standard period of study of four semesters.

Module description and examination regulations

Die subject examination regulations regulate the purpose, content and procedure of the examinations and are legally binding. If you have specific questions about the content of an individual examination, please connect your examiners, otherwise contact the departmental academic advisor. The University Examination Office will answer any questions regarding the organisation of examinations.

The module descriptions [link follows]  specify the modules laid out in the examination regulations and provide information on the content of the courses in the modules as well as the learning objectives and competences to be acquired.

Application and admission

Admission to this master’s programme requires proof of an appropriate bachelor’s degree as week as modules totalling at least 10 credit points from the field of English Linguistics subject examination regulations.

Whether a bachelor’s degree programme or parts of a bachelor’s degree programme qualify for admission to a particular master’s degree programme is determined by the subject examination board during the application process on the basis of the subject examination regulations.

The following certificates are also required for admission to this master’s degree programme according to the subject examination regulations:

  • English language proficiency

Further information on application, admission and enrolment is summarised on the  Application page.


An internship is not compulsory in this programme.

Nonetheless, it is recommended to make contact with employers through internships at an early stage and get to know the future working world. The university supports internships in Germany and abroad through through Career Services by providing information and internships offers.

Study abroad

A study/stay abroad is not compulsory but is recommended.  The mobility window is in the 3rd semester, but a stay abroad can also take place in other semesters.

The university supports study and internship stays abroad through numerous exchange programmes.  Further information: