This page will provide the key information for first semester students in the summer semester 2023 (MA Linguistics).

Freshman orientation

There will be a Freshman orientation for MA students on Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 14.00 – 15.00 o'clock by Professor Barbara Stiebels.
Venue: Room H1 5.16, Beethovenstraße 15

If you can attend this meeting only via Zoom, please contact Professor Stiebels.

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Student life on Leibniz forum

Module recommendations for first semester students


We recommend the advanced modules Morphology (04-046-2010), Segmental Phonology (04-046-2013), and Grammatical Perspectives on Cognition (04-046-2026). You may alternatively enrol for a module offered by another institute (e.g. a Linguistics module in the MA programs of the German/English/Romance/Slavic department). If you prefer the second option, you have to contact the module commissioner ("Modulbeauftragter") of the respective module and ask whether you can be admitted to the module (in terms of required background knowledge and in terms of vacancies); you should also ask for the technicalities of registration for the respective module. If you are admitted to the module, you have to get the consent of the head of the intitute's examination committee (see form). Note that a direct module registration via Tool is not possible. Often, the institutes will provide registration forms; you have to send the registration form (with the signatures of the teachers/lecturers of the module) to the Study Office. If you are interested in the special module Research internship (04-046-2034), you should register for it in a later semester.

Getting advice

  • General questions concerning the MA Linguistics: Michael Frazier, Ph.D. (Course advising)
  • Questions concerning the modules: module commissioners (see below)
  • General questions concerning student life in our institute: Student representative committee ("Fachschaftsrat", FSR)

Module commissioners

  • Morphology: Prof. Barbara Stiebels
  • Segmental Phonology: Prof. Jochen Trommer
  • Grammatical Perspectives on Cognition: Prof. Gregory Kobele, Ph.D

Module registration

When you register for a module, you are also automatically registered for the module examination. In order to register for modules of our MA Linguistics, you have to choose TOOL. You are automatically admitted to the modules of our MA Linguistics. After the registration data are migrated on 1 April 2023 to AlmaWeb. It is possible to deregister from a module and the associated module examination no later than four weeks before the end of the lecture period, either by independently deregistering (in AlmaWeb) or by notifying the responsible examination office in writing. 


  • Module registration via TOOL:
    Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 12pm till Monday, 27 March 2023, 5pm.
  • Deregistration via Almaweb: 1 April 2023 till 4 weeks before the end of the lecture period 

Start of the teaching period

Classes will start on 3 April 2023 and will end on 15 July 2023.

Communication with faculty and staff

When you enrol, you will be given login information for your student email account. Please use this email address for all electronic communications with teachers and staff. It is highly recommended that you change the email settings of webmail or your email client such that your full name will be given as sender information.  

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