MA in Applied Linguistics
«Our MA provides analytical, strategic and conceptual skills, as well as intercultural and international competences, allowing you to step straight into a career. The MA specifically prepares you for your desired management or executive position.»
André Schibli, Director of the MA in Applied Linguistics
Our MA in Applied Linguistics opens the door to a variety of professions in the field of multilingual communication. We offer three specialisations within the MA programme: Professional Translation, Conference Interpreting and Organisational Communication.
The MA programme provides the academic and practical training you need to become an expert in multilingual communication. You specialise in one of three professional fields – Professional Translation, Conference Interpreting or Organisational Communication – and you learn to mediate between languages, stakeholders and cultures. In a world where globalisation and the medialisation of society present both private and public sectors with ever-increasing challenges in communication, there is a strong and growing demand for this type of professional competence.
Our Master’s in Applied Linguistics is designed to follow on from a Bachelor’s degree. During your studies, you acquire specialised, methodological and theoretical competences with a focus on their direct application in practice. You also improve your language and communication skills and your analytical abilities. After graduating, you are able to take on a management and/or specialist position in your professional field.
Title: Master of Arts ZFH Applied Linguistics
Workload: 90 ECTS credits
Study mode: full-time or part-time
Duration: 3 semesters (full-time), 4-6 semesters (part-time)
Programme start: Spring semester
Admission requirements: dependent on chosen specialisation
Deadline for applications: dependent on chosen specialisation
Languages of instruction: most of the joint modules are taught in German, some in English. The translation and interpreting modules are taught in the respective target language. In the specialisation in Organisational Communication, second semester modules are taught in English.
Tuition fees: CHF 720 per semester + additional study-related expenses
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