MA Applied Linguistics

University of Münster, Germany

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About Programme

The Master in Applied Linguistics puts an emphasis on the aspect of communication. In particular, skills that enable students to describe and analyse linguistic phenomena in both written and oral interaction will be taught.

  • Type: On campus
  • Start: September
  • Language: German, English


  • Duration: 24 months
  • Fee national: $1,281
  • Fee international: $1,281

The skills acquired in this Master degree promote an understanding for language that will allow students to work in jobs that demand the analytical competence needed in order to understand how and why language is used in certain situations. Essential for the understanding of communication are the questions of communicative behaviour and how objectives are negotiated in interactive situations; what conventional patterns are being followed; what social functions are related to certain statements and what historical, social and anthropological conditions they are dependent on (affiliation to a group and culture, grade of formality, situation of statement, etc.).

Such topics involve sociolinguistics, research of conversation, variety linguistics, anthropological linguistics, dialectology and research of language history.

About the location

The department of philology at the University of Muenster is one of the largest of its kind. Its wide variety of subjects within the field of linguistics, make it the perfect place to study the various aspects of applied linguistics.

The well established infrastructure between the different institutions of Philology (German Studies, Language Centre, General Linguistics, English and American Studies, Romance Studies and Dutch Studies), form the prerequisite for this interdisciplinary course of studies.

All of these departments are equipped with advanced technology. They offer their own CIP-Pools and enable access to academic literature, digital media as well as German and foreign scholarly journals.

Student support

Students are supported individually with expert advice in all matters concerning their studies such as planning their courses and technical questions.

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