PhD Program

Structured PhD Program “Translatology and Applied Linguistics”

The Structured PhD Program “Translatology and Applied Linguistics” offers applicants the opportunity to complete a doctoral thesis while acquiring new qualifications through structured qualification offerings.  The program promotes dissertation work in subject areas that are represented in research and teaching at IALT. In this program, PhD students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in the context of teaching internships.

In general, the program takes 3 years to complete (six semesters of presence studies). The total workload is 180 credit points.

Admission requirements

General admission requirements

  • Master’s degree (and B. A. before it);
  • Degree should be in a relevant subject area and should have been at least 8 semesters in length (or the necessary state exam must have been passed).

Additional admission requirements

  • Submission of a dissertation topic and confirmation of supervision by a professor at IALT;
  • Proof of competency in the language which will be most involved in the dissertation. If it is not the applicant’s mother tongue, documentation must be submitted demonstrating competency at the C2 level (CEFR);
  • Proof of competency in the German language. If it is not the applicant’s mother tongue, documentation must be submitted demonstrating competency at the B1 level (CEFR).

Application

Admission to the PhD program is possible in the winter semester (application deadline 1 June of the current year) and in the summer semester (application deadline 1 September of the current year).

 

 

  • Dissertation topic and confirmation of supervision by a professor at IALT.
  • Proof of competency in the language which will be most involved in the dissertation. If it is not the applicant’s mother tongue, documentation must be submitted demonstrating competency at the C2 level (CEFR).
  • Proof of competency in the German language. If it is not the applicant’s mother tongue, documentation must be submitted demonstrating competency at the B1 level (CEFR).
  • A summary of the dissertation topic or project idea.
  • A copy of the M. A. thesis (in digital, PDF format).
  • The applicant’s curriculum vitae.
last modified: 13.03.2019

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