African Languages and Cultures/Afrikanische Sprachen und Kulturen
Qualification: Master of Arts
Duration: 4 semesters
Teaching language: German/English
Program start: winter semester and summer semester, Important semester dates
Application period: s. below
Admission restrictions: no
Tuition Fees: none, but Semester contribution
This is a new MA programm beginning WS 2018/19.
The Master African Languages and Cultures is a research-oriented program with a strong connection to applied issues focusing on theories and methods in linguistics of African languages, language in African cultures and Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies. Graduates with an M.A. in African Languages and Cultures are well prepared for a position in research, education and consulting. By extending language skills in Swahili, Hausa or Amharic, or learning a further African language, you will extend as well your comprehension from local ‘doing things with words’ to traditional knowledge and philological methods in order to develop your own capacity of working autonomously with primary sources of language data, oral and written history, literatures, cultures, and religions in their relevant context.
- Applied African Linguistics: Language Education and Language Planning
- Linguistic Analysis and Language Documentation
- Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies
- Language in Culture
Additional information on degree program
Departmental regulations / Degree program regulations
Information on studying at Universität Hamburg
Proof of first degree, language proficiency
Further details ...
Special admission requirements for this degree program:
- A bachelor's degree from a German or recognized foreign university in a major subject from African or Semitic studies or related fields.
- Proficiency in English
- Further requirements in certain African languages depending on the selected profile.
Applying / Application procedure
General academic advising
19. Jul. 2021