Bachelor’s Programme Linguistics

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The students of the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Linguistics acquire sound theoretical and methodological knowledge in the various fields of linguistics, such as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, text linguistics, languages of the world and linguistic typology as well as sociolinguistics and gender studies. Students may also gain additional qualifications by choosing elective modules from other linguistically relevant disciplines.

Please note: the language of instruction for this programme is German.


Study Code
UC 033 667

Supplemental examination
Supplemental examination in Latin is required before completion of the bachelor's degree programme if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school.

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Graduates are able to implement profound language analysis in different application areas and to apply analytical comptences in interdisciplinary contexts. They possess scientifically well-founded theoretical and methodical problem-solving skills, orientation competence with individual and critical knowledge acquistion, verbal and written expression, teamwork and gender competence.

Graduates of the Bachelor's Programme Linguistics are able to carry out linguistic analyses in different fields of application and to apply the acquired analytical competences in other disciplines and fields of activity.

  • Subject-specific theoretical skills
    Theoretically sound analyses of linguistic facts and assessment of theoretical models both from a synchronic and a diachronic perspective; general overview of languages and their genetic, typological and areal classification.
  • Practical language skills
    To be acquired in practice-oriented modules, e.g. patholinguistics and logopedics, writing for public relations and companies, rhetoric, sociolinguistics. Development of a general language learning competence, whereas the acquistion of typologically different languages is recommended.  
  • Media skills
    Familiarity in dealing with different text types and media, combined with the acquisition of a general presentation competence. Competence in cultural science with special attention to the languages and cultures of the Alpine region is to be conveyed.
  • Intercultural skills
    Cultural interaction processes are to be analysed and developed. Moreover, the development of interdisciplinary key competences is to be emphasized, such as independence and orientation competence by autonomous knowledge acquistion and further education, verbal and written expression, foreign language competence as well as teamwork and gender competence.

Graduates of the Bachelor's Programme Linguistics have acquired the scientific basis for a relevant master's programme. The programme prepares for the following activities: publishing, librarianship and documentation, media and communication, advertising agencies, language consulting, health care (language assistance, language therapy), sign language institutions, technical documentation.

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