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Master of Arts in Language and Communication

The focus of our master’s program in Language and Communication is on linguistic research. That’s why the central element of this program of study is a three-semester project module. As part of this project module and together with a supervisor of the Linguistics department, students will design and conduct their own research projects over the course of one and a half years and present them at the end of the three-semester period. The master’s program in Language and Communication is a cooperation of the Linguistics departments of English, German and Romance Studies with the Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache and comprises several interdisciplinary modules. This allows you to focus on your preferred philologies and topics. Furthermore, as part of an elective module, you can take additional courses of the master’s programs in different subjects that are taught at other schools.

At a glance

Start of the program and period of study4 semesters (full-time); only in the fall semester
Application period

Application period: 15 March – 31 May (Apply now)

Language of instructionGerman, English, and French, Spanish or Italian
Admission requirementsBachelor’s degree in Linguistics, a philology or in a similar field of study with a final grade of at least 2.5; proof of English language proficiency equivalent to level B2. Please consult the selection statutes for detailed information.
Further selection criteriaPractical experience, international experience, voluntary work, letter of motivation
International orientationOptional semester and/or internship abroad
Required coursework and course contents120 ECTS credits, approximately 100 ECTS credits of these in Linguistics and up to 22 ECTS credits in an additional elective module
Program descriptionDownload here


Semester fee: EUR 169 (more information)
Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: EUR 1,500
Tuition fees for a second degree: EUR 650

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The master’s program in Language and Communication qualifies students for a career in science and research – or in any professional fields requiring a fundamental understanding of language as well as analytical competencies such as corporate communications, market and opinion research, public relations or marketing and consulting.

Advising and contact

Madeline Dahl

Madeline Dahl (she/her)

Program Manager Master of Arts
University of Mannheim
School of Humanities
Schloss – Room EO 287
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
No consultation hour on 09.07.2024!

Tue und Wed 10–12 a.m.
Open consultation hours in room EO 287