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Linguistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #67 (WUR) Leiden, Netherlands
The one-year master’s in Linguistics at Leiden University is concerned with the knowledge, structure and use of language, studied from a wide range of perspectives. It trains students to systematically identify, describe and analyse language phenomena and to apply this knowledge to a specific area of interest.
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Overview

  • The master's programme in Linguistics is a one-year programme that offers a wide range of perspectives on the history, structure and use of language, and teaches you to contribute to this broad field in your own area of interest.
  • The programme has three specialisations, and offers a wide range of courses that can be combined according to specific thematic or disciplinary routes, which allow you to tailor your study programme to your personal interests.

Programme Structure

Curriculum:

The structure of the Linguistics MA enables you to acquire academic knowledge and skills and train you in the use of scientific methods in general and to your chosen specialisation.

The programme has three specialisations, and offers a wide range of courses that can be combined according to specific thematic or disciplinary routes, which allow you to tailor your study programme to your personal interests.

  • Modern Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Translation

Requirements for graduation are:

  • Successful completion of courses, following the structure of the specific specialisation (40 EC)
  • Successful completion of MA Thesis 20 EC

Subjects may vary per year. https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/en/studies/show/linguistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • If you need a visa or residence permit, you must apply before 1 April/15 October.
    • If you do not need them, you must apply before 15 June/1 December.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Note: some specialisations are offered part-time.

  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • We invite motivated students from around the world to apply for the Master of Arts in Linguistics. 
  • Admission requirements may vary per specialisation, please visit the specialisation of your interest to find out more about the entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Leiden

  • 850 - 1250 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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