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The bilingual (German and English) course Master of Arts Linguistic and Literary Computing imparts knowledge of digital resources, infrastructures and procedures in connection with philological theories and approaches. The course is both philological and linguistic as well as literary.

The focus areas of the course are corpus-based and computer-aided linguistics as well as computer philology .

The course also includes learning to program independently and a language course to consolidate English-speaking skills (level C1 to C2 GER).




The content of the course is divided into five subject areas:

• Digital Humanities: Introduction

• Linguistic and Literary Computing

• Corpus and computational linguistics

• Computational Philology

• English language skills

• Computer science

To the main topics:

The computer philology deals with questions of media and digital representation of texts from the literary and cultural history. On the one hand, this involves questions of the media composition of texts and their digital processing in editions as well as the viewing and investigation options that the digital medium in particular provides.

The corpus and Computational Linguistics deals with the computer-aided analysis of digital linguistic data collections so-called. Linguistic corpora, and archives authored linguistic data. The students learn to operationalize linguistic questions in such a way that they can be analyzed systematically and reproducibly.

The course is completed with a master's thesis.




The Master of Arts Linguistic and Literary Computing course gives graduates access to professional fields that require a well-founded linguistic, corpus-linguistic and / or computer-philological qualification.

In principle, the professional fields of application for linguists are widely diversified. There are mainly employment opportunities at universities, in literary or linguistic teaching and research as well as in language teaching in private schools. Other areas of activity can be found in school or specialist book editorial offices, in publishing houses (e.g. in proofreading), in radio, television and newspaper editorial offices, in PR and advertising agencies, in libraries and archives, at international organizations, Goethe Institutes and in cultural area (e.g. as a dramaturge or dramaturge at the theater). With additional business management qualifications, they can also work in commercial enterprises (e.g. in sales and marketing or in human resources).

It is therefore important, in addition to studying, to gain practical experience in relevant institutions at an early stage, to prove one's general suitability for practice and to establish contacts. The prospect of a good position is increased by the willingness to move professionally, also abroad. A good command of the English language is particularly recommended if you have an international focus.

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