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Program Name: International Master's Degree in European Linguistics
Alternate Name: Internationaler M.A.-Studiengang in Europäischer Sprachwissenschaft
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Institution: Universität Freiburg
Address: Rempartstr. 15
City: Freiburg
Zip/Postal Code: D-79085
State/Province: Baden-Württemberg
Country: Germany
Application Deadline: January 15 (to start in April)
Contact Person: Alice Blumenthal

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Linguistic Subfield(s): Discipline of Linguistics
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Indo-European
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: The University of Freiburg Master's degree in European Linguistics is an innovative and unique two-year programme
which has been running most successfully since 2004. This highly competitive international Master's programme (on average 80-90 % of the programme participants are international students) is designed for students interested in an in-depth study of theoretical and descriptive linguistics.
It creates a solid basis for linguistic analysis and comparison, conveys a sound understanding of the rich and fascinating
linguistic landscape of Europe, and imparts skills in up to four European languages. A wide variety of seminars and lectures are offered in the following five modules:
- The European Languages: Structures, Typology and Language Contact
- Varieties and Minority Languages in Europe
- Schools and Traditions of Linguistic Thought in Europe
- Multilingual and Multicultural Communication in Europe
- The Linguistic History of Europe
An additional research module includes an internship abroad, a conference visit, and classes on research design and presentation skills.
The degree is designed to qualify students both for work in language-related professions outside the university and for
a further career in academia, typically in the form of a PhD.
For further information on the wide range of opportunities and the exceptional infrastructure the University of Freiburg
has created for Master and Ph.D. students in Linguistics (prominently including the Hermann Paul School for Language
Sciences) please visit the following website:
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