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Language in Europe

full time

  • Master of Arts

    Master
    Degree

  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Osnabrück

    Location

  • March 2023 (Germans and inhabitants)

    March 2023 (EU), March 2023 (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type

graduate

Admission semester

Summer and Winter Semester

Area of study
General Linguistic Science
Target group

Graduates in General Linguistics, English Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Cognitive Science, Latin philology, Romance Studies or another Philology

Annotation

Central subject areas of the course are questions regarding language contact and language variation, linguistic integration and its associated problems, such as the parallel existence of German and Turkish or Russian in Germany, French and Arabic variations in France, and how these may continue to be created to a large extent within the framework of EU expansion. In contrast to the majority of other general linguistics degree courses, which as a rule have no specific geography-related focus and which make the study of non-Indo-European languages compulsory, the Master's degree course in Osnabrück focuses on European languages and cultural regions. This does not mean, however, that the study of certain non-European language and cultural areas is automatically excluded. In this way, a series of phenomena (such as the development of English and Spanish in America or the conflicting area of French and English in Canada) provide important and interesting perspectives and conclusions for studies focusing on a European (migration) specialisation. With regard to the intended inclusion of migrant languages, the study of a potential contact language is also planned, which can be obtained or optimised at the Language Centre of the Universität Osnabrück. With its focus on the linguistic aspects of migration and integration in Europe, the course builds on the Osnabrück profile element in migration research. The structure, variation and change of language and languages, especially under the conditions of language contact, are also examined with regard to relevant principles in Cognition Theory, resulting in 'Language and Cognition' being a further specialisation in addition to 'Migration and Integration in Europe'. The Master's degree opens up the opportunity to do a doctorate and, with the appropriate course planning/fulfilment of the relevant requirements, admission to any possible doctorate\\\; In accordance with this for the PhD programme on Migration Research and Intercultural Studies at the Universität Osnabrück. Furthermore, the degree qualifies students for the professional fields of education, especially adult education, communication, translation, editing, research and documentation, administration and politics as well as areas of art and culture. Opportunities for application can also be found in the development and implementation of integration programmes in particular.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Bachelor's or equivalent degree in General Linguistics, English Studies, German Studies, Cognitive Science, Latin Philology, Romance Studies or another Philology, or in a closely related subject with a relevant academic component comprising at least 70 credit points\; proof of a command of two foreign languages at level B2 according to the CEFR for the first foreign language and B1 for the second foreign language.

Lecture period
  • 17.10.2022 - 11.02.2023
  • 04.04.2023 - 09.07.2023

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2022/2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    Expired

    with the online process; For the Master’s degree of Education in Teaching Qualification extension subjects, as well as for the Master of Education in Teaching Qualification at Vocational Schools in the subject areas of Health Sciences/Nursing Sciences/Cosmetology/Social Pedagogy, the deadline is 15.08.2022.

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    Expired

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    Expired

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    Expired

    as per letter of acceptance

Summer semester (2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.12.2022 - 31.03.2023

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.12.2022 - 31.03.2023

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    01.12.2022 - 31.03.2023

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    01.12.2022 - 31.03.2023

Languages of instruction

Main language

German

Further languages

English

International office

International Office
Address
Neuer Graben 27
49069
Osnabrück
Tel:
0541 / 969-7777
Fax:
0541 / 969-4495
Email:
international@uni-osnabrueck.de
Web:
https://www.uos.de/io

Student advisory service

Zentrale Studienberatung (ZSB)
Address
Neuer Graben 27
49074
Osnabrück
Tel:
0541 / 969-4999
Fax:
0541 / 969-4792
Email:
info@zsb-os.de
Web:
https://www.zsb-os.de

Graduate contact

Universität Osnabrück, Fachbereich Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Address
Neuer Graben 40
49074
Osnabrück
Tel:
0541 / 969-4724
Email:
ydhulst@uni-osnabrueck.de

Herr Prof. Dr. Yves D‘hulst