Master of Arts; tuition language: German
Angewandte Linguistik, M.A.
The programme deals with the basics of text linguistics and writing science, also taking into account culture-specific differences.
Therefore, the first part of the course aims at deepening competences in the research areas of writing research, variation linguistics and text and discourse linguistics. The special profile of this Linguistics Master, however, lies in its subsequent compulsory focal points, in which these fundamentals can be deepened in two directions:
Focus on “text competence”, especially with regard to the context “language at work” or “German as a foreign language / German as a second language”. Both focus areas also work on a project-oriented basis, and an internship must be included in both.
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The job market for graduates of Applied Linguistics is generally broad and varied. Graduates are especially sought for positions at universities, in literary and linguistic teaching and research as well as in language teaching in the private school system. Other career opportunities can be found in schoolbook and textbook editing, in publishing houses (e.g. in editing), in radio, TV and newspaper editorial teams, in PR and advertisement agencies, in libraries and archives, in international organisations, at Goethe Institutes, as well as in the cultural sector (e.g. as dramaturge at theaters). With additional business qualifications, they can find employment in business enterprises (e.g. in marketing and distribution or in human resources).
For this reason it is important to start early in the degree program to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.