Master of Arts
Master of Arts: Only a single subject is usually studied. However, individual programs can be highly interdisciplinary. This means that the contents of the program may come from different fields of study.
English linguistics deals with the characteristics and manifestations of the English language on the basis of scientific methods and theories. The central contents are, on the one hand, the description of the essential structural levels of language - sentence structure (syntax), word formation (morphology), vocabulary structure (lexicology and lexicography), phonetics and phonology, and meaning (semantics) - as well as, on the other hand, the historical development of the language. Building on this, numerous sub-disciplines address current, interdisciplinary and application-related topics (sociolinguistics, pragmatics, first and second language acquisition, language contact, corpus linguistics, specialized languages, etc.). Courses in these areas enable students to understand the functioning of language and to adequately interpret and produce concrete texts and utterances, taking into account their structural properties and their extra-linguistic and cultural environment.
The focal points of English Linguistics at the University of Regensburg currently include:
The scientific study of language is carried out, among other things, by means of text corpora, some of which were created at the Chair itself. These electronically processed linguistic data sets enable a wide range of empirical research possibilities, such as the comparison of linguistic varieties and the study of language change phenomena.
The Master's degree program contains an internship module consisting of 13 ECTS credits.
The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 4 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.
120 ECTS credits
English (individual elective courses in German if necessary)
In the winter semester
No, this program does not have restricted admission. Please note, however, that you have to take part in an eligibility test.
In order to enroll in the master's program in English Linguistics, you must first go through an eligibility process, which means that you have to apply to the Chair of English Linguistics. You can find information on this on the homepage of the Department of English and American Studies. Further information can be found in the examination regulations.
Information for application deadlines can be found on the American Studies Department homepage
After a successful application (aptitude test) for the English Linguistics master's program, you can enroll in the Registrar's Office. Information on the dates for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.
To get admitted to this master's program, applicants need to provide a proof of English language proficiency corresponding to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
By the end of the first year of study, applicants who did not obtain their first degree or higher education entrance qualification at a German-speaking institution must provide proof of basic German language skills corresponding to level A1 CEFR.
Information on German language classes
To find out which documents you need in order to apply to the Department of English and American Studies, please refer to the department's homepage.
Information on the required enrollment documents can be found on the Registrar's Office's homepage.
Please consult the International Office's homepage if you are an international applicant.
DEGREE PROGRAM COORDINATOR AND STUDENT ADVISORY SERVICE
Gabriele Mödl, M.A.
Claudia Trotzke, M.A.