The research master’s programme in Linguistics at Leiden University combines leading expertise with a flexible programme format.
Study the linguistic subfields that interest you
The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) is an institute with a long-standing international reputation for excellence.
Our two-year research master's capitalises on this expertise. Choose from the largest selection of languages offered in Continental Europe and an exceptional range of linguistic approaches including comparative, historical, descriptive, theoretical, experimental and formal. Explore sub-fields including phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, discourse, or pragmatics.
Small classes ensure you have plenty of direct contact with your lecturers and a high-level of guidance and support throughout your studies.
Develop your research skills
An important aspect of this programme is developing your ability to conduct original and innovative research. Join international peers at conferences, workshops and lecture series, all of which will help you forge an outstanding start to your career.
Learn from experts
Academics from the renowned Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) teach in the master’s programme in Linguistics (research). During your studies, you will have access to a breadth and depth of expertise that is almost unmatched in Europe, as well as exceptional resources such as the famous collections at the Leiden University Library. The courses are taught by a diverse group of scholars, all of whom are engaged in international research, which is also part of the teaching syllabus. Their expertise incorporates the latest theoretical knowledge and practice-based skills, such as translation or text analysis.
Admission and application
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