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Linguistics (research)

24 months
Duration
19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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About

The Linguistics (research) MA programme at Leiden University combines leading expertise with a flexible programme format.

Overview

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.

An important aspect of this Linguistics (research) MA programme at Leiden University 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.

Linguistics (research) at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a research master’s degree in Linguistics and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Career prospects

  • PhD Candidate at universities in the Netherlands or abroad, such as the US, the UK, Sweden, France and Germany
  • Junior advisor at an institute for linguistic research and language teaching
  • Editor at a publishing house
  • Freelance translator
  • Consular officer at a ministry of foreign affairs
  • Technical writer
  • Content manager, editor, translator at NGO's
  • Translator within EU organisations
  • Author of digital educational materials
  • Research assistant at an university in Canada
  • Project manager at a translation agency
  • Teacher at a secondary school

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Linguistics
  • Code switching
  • Academic Skills for Linguists
  • Sign Linguistics
  • Methods in Sociolinguistics
  • Descriptive statistics and programming in R for Linguists

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

The following diploma requirements apply for this programme:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree, in Linguistics, a language and culture programme or a comparable degree with a relevant specialisation.
  • Good grades comparable with an average mark of at least 7.5 (Dutch grading system) for the entire bachelor’s programme, and a grade for the bachelor’s thesis of an 8 or higher.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

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

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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