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Europäischer Master für Lexikographie / European Master in Lexicography
Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2020 PROJECT  ONGOING 

REFERENCE: 562649-EPP-1-2015-1-DE-EPPKA1-JMD-MOB_EMLexTITLE: European Master in Lexicography, EMLexObjectiveThe master's degree programme European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is an international course that promotes the international and interdisciplinary training of lexicographers, teaches lexicographical theories at a high international level and shows a pronounced applicability in the practice of creating an online or printed dictionary.Course durationTwo years (120 ECTS credits).Brief descriptionThe following universities participate in the programme EMJMD-EMLex: Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany), Université de Lorraine (France), Universidade Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem Budapest (Hungary), Universidade do Minho (Portugal), Uniwersytet Śląski (Poland), University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), and Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy). In addition, EMLex counts on the collaboration of Universität Hildesheim and the Institut für Deutsche Sprache as associated members. The four-semester programme accepts students each winter term. Semester 1 comprises the foundations of Lexicography and soft skills. Semester 2 provides a complete overview of the whole range of Lexicography in advanced modules about Metalexicography, History of Lexicography, Learner Lexicography, The Dictionary and its Use, Special Field Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias, Computational Lexicography, Dictionaries and Translation, Lexicography and Lexicology, Planning and Making a Dictionary. The second semester takes place with all students at one university of the consortium. Semester 3 has in-depth modules and a practical module. In semester 4 students write their master's thesis.The admission into the EMJMD EMLex is subject to special conditions. Prospective students must hold a first university degree with a mark above average and have to do a special entrance examination. Basic knowledge of German and English, which can be deepened in the first semester, is essential because teaching will be done exclusively in these two languages. The programme corresponds to the regulations of the Bologna process. The total number of students is limited to 30 per year because of the particular design of the summer-term block seminars in which the international component of the course manifests itself. Career prospectsPost-graduates will be able to work either as lexicographers at a publishing company or as academic lexicographers in all fields of Lexicography, from the conception of printed and online dictionaries to specific lexicographical tasks and further to the technical realization of lexicographical products and information systems.An international experienceEMLex brings together students from different countries of the world. The post-graduates will be Europe-wide specialists because EMLex is unique in Germany and Europe, even more so with its international form of organization. In addition to the general diploma, the students will receive a further certificate in which the internationality of the contents of their studies is documented. The programme is taught in English and German and counts on the participation of guest lecturers from Porto Alegre (Brazil), Montreal (Canada), Austin (USA) and Moscow (Russia).DiplomaOn completion of the EMLex programme, students will receive a Joint Degree Certificate. In addition, the students will also receive a Diploma Supplement issued by all the participating institutions.Website

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