M.A. Semiotics of Texts and Culture

University of Passau    Faculty of Humanities and Cultural Studies

Full time October, April MA 4 semesters (2 years)
Linguistics & Classics (23)

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Welcome to the exciting world of the M.A. Semiotics of Texts and Culture programme! This research-oriented master's programme delves into the fascinating study of signs and symbols in linguistics, literature, visual culture, and media semiotics. With a focus on semiotics of texts and culture, you'll gain in-depth knowledge and methodological expertise in understanding complex systems of signs. Choose from various specializations, such as German, English, Romance or Slavic studies, linguistics, literary studies, or visual culture and media semiotics. This programme opens doors to diverse career paths in academia, archives, museums, publishing, and more. Join us and embark on a journey of intellectual exploration and growth.

About the course

The master's programme in Semiotics of Texts and Culture imparts knowledge, skills and methodological expertise from the disciplines of linguistics, literary studies and visual culture as well as media semiotics; it also includes aspects from communication studies and intercultural subjects. The programme places the focus on the overarching aspect of semiotics of texts and culture — the study of systems of signs both as singular phenomena and in terms of their complex interrelationships — which is shared by the above disciplines.

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Entry Requirements

A good first university degree, obtained at the end of a three-year full-time programme, in linguistics, literary studies, art history or media semiotics, with a mark of 2.0 or better according to the German marking system, or ranked among the best 35% your cohort. As this programme is taught entirely in German, you need German language skills at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


104 euros per semester (student services contribution)

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