Study at the School of Applied Linguistics

Through its programmes and a variety of courses, the School of Applied Linguistics provides a broad educational and vocational curriculum, covering a wide range of skills relevant to those working in challenging communication contexts.

Degree and continuing education programmes are modular in structure and based on the Bachelor and Master degree system. Diploma and post-diploma courses are offered to full-time students and working professionals.

BA in Applied Languages

In the BA in Applied Languages you will learn to communicate effectively at a professional level in several languages, both orally and in writing. You will be able to move between languages and cultures with the utmost confidence.

Students can choose between the specialisations Multilingual Communication, Multimodal Communication and Technical Communication. They can thus focus on the area in which they plan to work, or on the field in which they wish to pursue the MA.

BA in Communication

The BA in Communication provides students with a thorough grounding in the skills and knowledge required in a choice of two broad specialisations in the communications professions. During your studies you will specialise in either Journalism or Organisational Communication.

MA in Applied Linguistics

Our MA in Applied Linguistics offers you the chance to become an expert in the field of multilingual communication. You specialise in one of three professional fields - Conference Interpreting, Professional Translation or Organisational Communication – and learn to mediate between languages, audiences and cultures.

MA Programme Cooperation

In collaboration with the Zurich University of the Arts and the Hamburg Media School, the IAM offers an MA specialisation in Publishing and Communication and an Executive Master of Arts in Journalism.