Linguistic and Literary Computing

Linguistic and Literary Computing

Master of Arts

Linguistic and Literary Computing, M.A.


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The bilingual (German and English) Master of Arts programme Linguistic and Literary Computing acquaints the students with digital resources, infrastructures and methods in regard to philology.

The two main areas of specialisation are Computer Philology and Corpus and Computer-based Linguistics.

Additionally, computer programming and an English language course (levels C1 – C2 GER) are part of the programme.

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Institute of Linguistics and Literature

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Structure of the degree program

The degree programme is divided into five topic areas:

•Digital Humanities: Introduction

•Linguistic and Literary Computing

•Corpus and Computer Linguistics

•Computer Philology

•English Language skills

•Computer Science

Information on the areas of specialisation:

Computer Philology looks into questions of media-based and digital rendering of texts from literary and cultural contexts. This regards, among others, the medial aspects of texts and their digital rendering in editions, and computer-aided search in larger texts.

Corpus and Computer-based Linguistics have at their core the computer-aided analysis of linguistic data bases, the so-called corpora. Students learn the systematic and reproductable analysis of linguistic questions.

The programme is completed with a Master’s Thesis.


General Information

Degree: Master of Arts
Duration: 4 semesters
Language: German, English
Internship: Completing several internships throughout the programme is recommended particularly regarding professional orientation.
Admission: 1. Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) are comprised of a “Bachelor of Arts” or “Bachelor or Science degree” from the same programme or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office. Information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.
2. Admission requirements: English language skills C1 level (CEF) (proof with report cards and/or recognised certificates).
Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester or summer semester (without degree completion guarantee)
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online
Special Features: Online Self-Assessment

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