Career options

Students who major in linguistics acquire valuable intellectual skills such as analytical reasoning, critical thinking, argumentation, text composition, and clarity of expression. Linguistics majors are therefore well equipped for both an academic career, and a variety of non-academic professional programmes and careers linked to language.

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

Linguists find employment in one of the following areas:

  • in the publishing industry
  • in archives, libraries or museums

  • in companies as technical writers, or as journalists

  • in education

  • as translators or interpreters

  • in the computer industry

  • (e.g. speech recognition and translation software)

  • at banks, law or 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 programme at the Bamberg Graduate School of Linguistics (BaGL), which offers a well-structured interdisciplinary PhD programme in linguistics and related subjects.