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Current Issues in Research (M7)
(dt. Aktuelle Forschungsfragen (M 7))

Level, degree of commitment Specialization module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Seminar 1 (2 SWS), seminar 2 (2 SWS),
360 hours (attendance in den Lehrveranstaltungen: 60 h preparation and follow-up inkl. Studienleistung: 120 h Vorbereitung and Ablegen der Prüfungsleistung: 180 h)
Credit points,
formal requirements
12 CP
Course requirement(s): Presentation (45 min). The coursework and the module examination must be taken in different seminars. Regular attendance of the courses is strongly recommended.
Examination type: Written reflection (15-20 pages) or term paper (15-20 pages)
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program MA Sprechwissenschaft/Phonetik.
One semester,
each winter semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Kati Hannken-Illjes (Bereich Sprechwissenschaft), Prof. Dr. Mathias Scharinger (Bereich Phonetik)


  • Presentation and discussion of the latest research approaches
  • Scientific discourse
  • Preparation of the master's thesis (topic identification, delineation of subject matter, literature research).

Qualification Goals

  • Independent research and critical analysis of scientific research literature
  • Presentation of complex theoretical contexts to a group




Module imported from MA Sprechwissenschaft/Phonetik.

When studying M.Sc. Data Science, this module can be attended in the study area Application Area Modules.

The module is assigned to the focus area Languages. Further information on eligibility can be found in the description of the study area.

Recommended Reading

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Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2023/24. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

  • Winter 2016/17 (no corresponding element)
  • Summer 2018 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2018/19 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2019/20 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2020/21 (no corresponding element)
  • Summer 2021 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2021/22 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2022/23 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2023/24

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