The centerpiece is its unique methodological training providing students with up-to-date skills in collecting, processing and analyzing digital linguistic data. The program further combines the study of individual languages with specific thematic areas of linguistics not found in other MA programs. There are nine focus areas to choose from, four language-oriented and five thematic ones. Alternatively, it is also possible to study the program without a dedicated focus area.The mono-master aims at research-oriented students with a broad interest in different areas of linguistics. The program allows for a specialization in one of the nine focus areas but it also leaves enough space to explore other areas. For maximal flexibility, students can even opt for no specific focus area. The prerequisites being only 21 ECTS from the field of linguistics, the program is also accessible for students without a Bachelor’s degree in a linguistics major. The Master in Linguistics can be studied completely in English and therefore explicitly addresses Swiss and international students.