Career options

Linguistics majors are well equipped for both an academic career, and a variety of non-academic professional programmes and careers linked to language.

Since the program is taught in English, graduates of General Linguistics at Bamberg are well-prepared for the international labour market.

Linguists may find employment in the following areas:

  • the publishing industry
  • archives, libraries or museums
  • as technical writers, or as journalists
  • education
  • as translators or interpreters
  • the computer industry (e.g. speech recognition and translation software)
  • forensic linguistics
  • at universities, in teaching and research

A Master’s degree is also the prerequisite for enrolment in most PhD programs. Graduates who want to pursue an academic career can apply for a PhD program at the Bamberg Graduate School of Linguistics (BaGL), which offers a well-structured interdisciplinary PhD program in linguistics and related subjects.