The aim of the African Studies/African Linguistics programme is to teach and develop expert knowledge in the area of African studies as well as knowledge of related themes. The programme’s focus is, on the one hand, on training young academics for linguistic research carried out in Africa, and on the other hand, on African linguistics with an interdisciplinary approach including social as well as communication and literary content.
The research-oriented programme aims to teach (i) comprehensive theoretical and methodical skills in different linguistic areas, and (ii) a thorough basic knowledge of Africa. Graduates of the Master’s programme in African Studies should, on the one hand, be able to conduct African studies research on their own and, on the other hand, be able to work on linguistic issues again in relation to research themes.
In the more application-orientated programme students are encouraged to acquire another African language that enables them to learn about regional specialisations and to learn how to handle interdisciplinary questions. Acquiring expertise in the fields of socio-linguistics, oration, media and communication sciences should enable graduates to take up careers both within the academic world, in research, and outside the academic world.
Documents to be submitted
if you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt:
- a university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels)
- Bachelor's degree certificate
if the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed: a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study programme and average grade
if the first degree was obtained at an international higher education institution: certificate of German language skills.
You may need to submit other documents depending on your country of origin and your previous education.
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Last updated February 8, 2018