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): in the two-fields-bachelor's course of studies as a major or minor subject possible
- Master of Arts Linguistics (MA Linguistics): with the application a main focus must be chosen
- Doctorate (PhD) (The doctorate shows as a rule an additional qualification which assumes a suitable Master's certificate.).