The study program is characterized by considering a variety of aspects of Sociolinguistics itself and the interdisciplinary involvement of other fields that are relevant for understanding language use in a social context.
General deadline, applies to everyone.)
General deadline, applies to everyone.)
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Details of program
Special qualification subjects include the following:
The master's degree program in Sociolinguistics can be completed as a single-subject (mono) master with 120 ECTS credits, or as a major (90 ECTS credits) and a minor (30 ECTS credits).
Any minor taught in a sufficient scope at the University of Bern can be chosen as a major. However, students are not permitted to have a major and minor in the same branch of study.
Individual academic requirements
The following academic qualifications are required for admission to the master's program in Sociolinguistics (mono or major):a) Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university in one of the following branches of study: *
b) Completion of a bachelor's minor (60 ECTS credits) in one of the branches of study* listed under a) c)Completion of a bachelor's minor (30 ECTS credits) in one of the branches of study* listed under a)
d) Bachelor's degree awarded by a foreign higher education institution*
e) Bachelor's degree from a university in a different branch of study, provided additional coursework worth a maximum of 60 ECTS credits is completed as one of the requirements for successfully completing the master's program.
All admission requirements which must be completed prior to the program of study must be satisfied before a student can be admitted to the master's program. Admission requirements which can be completed during the program of study must be satisfied before the master's degree program is completed.
*Additional coursework in the form of admission requirements which must be completed prior to the program of study or admission requirements which can be completed during the program of study worth up to 60 ECTS credits may be required.
Admission requirements which must be completed prior to the program of study must be satisfied prior to admission to the master's degree program.
Admission requirements which can be completed during the program of study must be satisfied before the master's degree program is completed.
The bachelor's degree may not be more than ten years old. Exceptions are possible where reasons are justified.
Please consult the academic requirements for the minor as presented in the study plan.
Application and admission
Applicants with Swiss qualifications and applicants with international qualifications are subject to different admission requirements.http://www.unibe.ch/studies/degree_programs/masters/application/index_eng.html
For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office (ZIB).
No work experience is required.
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