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Master (2 years) of Linguistics, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The MA in Linguistics at Aarhus University explores the various different aspects of language through project-based research under expert supervision. The programme examines the structure of languages across the world and their development, psycho/neurolinguistics, functionalist theories about language, and interactional linguistics.

A Close Community

Linguistics at AU is a medium-sized programme with about 100 students – so students are welcomed into a tight-knit academic and social community. Expect many opportunities for dialogue with professors, detailed feedback, and many after-class activities.

The programme is known for its strong international research profile. Teachers have worldwide connections and are aware of the newest developments in their fields. Each semester, students are invited to participate in research projects on a range of subjects.

Student Life

Between Lingoland (the department’s own common room) and the regular Lingobar gatherings in the Kommabar on Fridays, life as a linguistics student at AU can extend far beyond coursework.
The department’s ViGør student committee (“We can do it” in Danish) and the MA course café are constantly busy organising weekly events for students – so between gatherings inspired by classic Danish hygge (cosiness) with coffee and cake, guest lectures and Tour de Bars (think, pub crawls), students have lots to choose from.

The programme has its own student committee, which functions as a forum for students to communicate with the university and share ideas regarding both practical and school-related matters. All students can also be active in the programme degree committee, where students and staff make decisions on matters relating to academic affairs.


Graduates of the MA in Linguistics programme are equipped with skills in communication and in the systematisation of complex data. They are qualified to take on work as consultants, bilingualism specialists, communications officers, teachers, editors, speech therapists, developers of language technology, and specialists in endangered languages and, of course, in public relations.

Programme Structure

Students on the MA programme are involved in two research projects on exciting new topics, with the opportunity to explore linguistics through an internship. All students are assigned a staff member as mentor for the duration of their studies.

Students have a chance to complete project-oriented work with their peers in the first year, and with an external partner in the third semester – a chance to work in a practical setting. Students can choose their own research topic during all courses, including their MA thesis, and are encouraged to align this project with their future career goals.


To find out more about admission to the MA in Linguistics please visit the programme’s website.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education here

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


Please read more about tuition fee here →

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01


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