MA Linguistics (Research)

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Program Description

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

Do you want to apply for this master’s programme at Leiden University? Please check our admission and application information:

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/literary-studies-research/admission-and-application

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national an ... Read More

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open-minded and critical attitude from you. We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose! Read less
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