The ability to deal with worldwide language varieties and with different linguistic cultures is a key skill without which mutual understanding and – ultimately also sustainable – international contacts are not possible. The programme aims to take up these challenges by imparting basic skills needed to comprehend and describe linguistic variety from different theoretical and empirical perspectives. Skills in speech theory, linguistic knowledge, and communication are to be acquired and broadened on three interlinked levels. The Bachelor's degree programme in Linguistics is aimed at new students who are interested in the communicative and inter-cultural aspect of language as well as those interested in speech theory and comparative linguistics.

  • The bachelor's course of studies linguistics is directed at university entrants with interests in the linguistic theory and the theoretical comparison of languages, as well as in the communicative-intercultural area of the language and the area of the psycholinguistics.
  • The master course of studies linguistics is a consecutive MA programme with a profile oriented to research and deals with language and their qualities from the perspective of certain single languages or families of languages as well as from the perspective of the general possibilities and the cognitive motivations lying behind it of linguistic structures in the psycholinguistics and the linguistic processing (neurolinguistics)


  • Bachelor of Arts Linguistics (BA Linguistics): two-fields-bachelor's course of studies as a major or minor subject possible
  • Master of Arts Linguistics (MA Linguistics): by enrolment a focus must be chosen
  • Doctorate (PhD) (conferral of a doctorate is an additional qualification which assumes a suitable Master's certificate.).

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On 14 September 2023, the automatic forwarding of emails to external email addresses will be deactivated.

The reasons for this change are the increased requirements for the protection of your personal e-mails. Through automatic forwarding, confidential e-mails addressed to you can be automatically forwarded to external e-mail service providers, although these service providers are not subject to European data protection law. This is not permitted for data protection reasons.

If your e-mail forwarding is based on rules you have created by yourself, this will also no longer work. Of course, it is still possible to forward e-mails manually to external e-mail addresses. Please ensure that confidential information sent to you is treated securely and confidentially even when forwarded to external addresses.

You can already deactivate automatic e-mail forwarding yourself.

  1. Log in to your JGU account with your user’s name and password.
  2. Under My Account → Communication Data you will find the option Email Forwarding. 3.
  3. Click on it, delete the displayed e-mail and confirm the empty address field with Save. 4.
  4. The forwarding is now deleted.

More information on the subject of e-mails: (seen 23.08.2023)