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Linguistics: Empirical and Theoretical Foundations (ETF)


The master’s degree program Linguistics: Empirical and Theoretical Foundations (language of instruction: English) provides in-depth theoretical knowledge in all core areas of grammar (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics) as well as empirical investigation methods to obtain linguistic data. As a methodological focus, students can choose between experimental methods of psycholinguistics / neurolinguistics and field research.

  • For more general information on the contents and structure of the program, see the profile of the MSc Linguistics on the university website.
  • If you are interested in applying for this program, you will find more information on these pages.
  • If you have been admitted and already have a University of Potsdam account, please sign up on the university-internal Moodle page for enrolled students. You will find practical information concerning registering for courses and starting your studies there. Once you sign up on the Moodle page, you will also receive news via e-mail and you will be able to participate in the forum.


In case of general questions about the MSc Linguistics: Empirical and Theoretical Foundations, you can contact the student advisory service for this program (Manfred Pastätter, or the Student Representatives (Fachschaftsrat,

For general questions about studying at the University of Potsdam, you can contact the Central Student Advisory Service.

For general questions concerning studying in Germany, you can contact the International Office.