Program structure and job profile
In times of globalization, cultural and linguistic diversity are part of everyday life in urban areas. Dealing with linguistic complexity in these urban areas is one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century.
The degree program “Multilingual Educational Linguistics” examines this challenge from different points of view to identify new strategies and perspectives. This 4-semester study program targets applicants who have a first educational or linguistic degree. During the first year, students deal with central aspects of first and second language acquisition, intercultural communication and intercultural education in terms of multilingualism. In the second year, a more distinct profile is developed in eight elective modules covering linguistic, socio-cultural and didactic aspects of multilingualism. The degree program terminates with a master’s thesis. The thesis topic can be tied in to current multilingualism research, which looks back on a long tradition in Hamburg. At this point, various forms of vocational preparation are possible.
This interdisciplinary program establishes interesting employment prospects such as cultural and educational institutions at various levels of government (federal, regional, local), at international organizations and foundations such as the EU, UNESCO, and the Council of Europe), as well as international companies or in the publishing and editing industry.