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Linguistics Bachelor's programme

Course outline, qualifications and competences

Linguistics deals with all aspects of human language. It involves studying individual languages as well as analysing grammar, semantics, the function of language within society, etc. Language is a complex system of signs observed by the linguist on different levels of organisation (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, text, socio-psycholinguistics, language acquisition and loss, etc.). The bachelor’s programme Linguistics provides students with basic knowledge of language as a system. Students acquire subject-specific academic writing skills (literature research, correct use of linguistic terminology, independent reception of subject-related literature, etc.). They are able to conduct basic linguistic analyses and present the results of their work in an appropriate written and oral form. In order to enhance their skills individually, they can choose between free and restricted elective courses. These include knowledge of foreign languages, intercultural competences, rhetorics and presentation techniques as well as the ability to effectively collect and process information with the aid of technology.

Expected results

Undergraduates of the bachelor’s programme Linguistics will have acquired basic knowledge of subject-related theories and methods and will be able to build on their skills using a high level of self-initiative. They will be able to present linguistic questions and analyses both on a scientific and a general level. Moreover, they will have acquired key qualifications and soft skills such as theory and method-based troubleshooting competences, interdisciplinary analysis strategies, as well as communication and intercultural competences.


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University degree
Bachelor of Arts „BA”
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-CP
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
Index number
UB 033 667
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
type of study programme
Qualification level
Bachelor (1st study cycle)
General university entrance qualification
Supplementary examination (after admission)


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