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General Linguistics, Ph.D.

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University rank #58 (BCR) Zürich, Switzerland
The General Linguistics degree program from University of Zurich requires participants to conduct independent research, write a PhD thesis, and to perform coursework worth a total of 12 ECTS credits. Program outcomes include acquiring subject-specific skills in the area of specialization and improving research methodology. 

Overview

Graduates acquire transferable skills (university-level teaching, science communication, building networks, leadership skills, international experience). In addition to promoting publications in scholarly journals and the ability to present research findings in academic contexts, the General Linguistics degree program from University of Zurich enables participants to develop the personal skill sets necessary for a successful career in research or in another demanding profession. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    12 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • The curriculum can be adapted to individual interests. To assure high quality, program participants receive excellent support from a PhD committee made up of experts in the field. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Master’s degree diploma from a state-accredited university.
  • Credits for any transferred coursework must also have been acquired at a state-accredited university.
  • The diploma itself is state-accredited.
  • The diploma grants entitlement to pursue doctoral studies at a state-accredited university in the relevant country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    150 EUR/semester
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  • EU/EEA

    150 EUR/semester
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Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
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Funding

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