With the program concept pursues the African Studies / African Linguistics and deepening the objective of providing expertise and knowledge from African themes in neighboring topics. In addition to the training of young scientists in the field of linguistic research in Africa is also the orientation content of an African linguistic studies with an interdisciplinary reference to social as well as communication and scientific literature offered.
The aim of the research-oriented organization is to provide (i) a comprehensive skills in the theoretical and methodological range of different linguistic sub-disciplines, and (ii) of a Africanist solid basic knowledge. Graduates of the Master's program in African studies and should also research topics in general linguistics question conclusion after studying for independent research Africanist be able to work. In the more application-orientated approach, the linguistic competence in another African language of the formation of a regional specialization and the ability to promote issues of interdisciplinary treatment. The acquisition of expertise in the field of sociolinguistics, Oratur, media and communication science to graduates of the one part of the research opportunities in the open, but also to prepare for a career outside of science on the other.