About this course
Linguistics is the science of human language. Linguists investigate the structures having a human language, which characteristics are common to all languages and how languages differ systematically.
The study of general linguistics prepares students for any particular profession. During the study, however, central skills are acquired, which play an important role in a large number of professions. These include the general capabilities of the analytical penetration of complex issues, the independent literature research questions, the clear and structured presentation of complex issues and team work.
This results in a number of career options, which already should be tested by appropriate internships during their studies and should be extended by appropriate combination of subjects or additional qualifications. These additional qualifications can be useful in the fields of computational linguistics, language teaching, clinical linguistics and speech therapy.
The following are parts of the application process necessary for admission consideration:
- Common Application
- Educational History Form (EHF)
- Certificate of secondary school completion such as the German Abitur (i.e. International Baccalaureate, High School Diploma (with recommended tests depending on your region), GCSE A-levels, etc.)
- SAT or ACT
- English Language Proficiency Test