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Master On Campus

Linguistics and Literary Studies

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

12 months
3245 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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What makes more sense than studying a Multilingual Master in the most prominent hub of multiculturalism in Europe? Take courses in linguistics and literary studies in up to nine different languages, specialise in a specific language-related scientific discipline and in one or two specific languages. 

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Linguistics and literary studies are among the most fascinating studies, especially in a city like Brussels where more languages are spoken than anywhere else in Flanders, Belgium or Europe. 

This multilingual Master's programme from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) prepares students for a globalized labour market where multilingualism is increasingly becoming a necessity. The internationally oriented city of Brussels is the perfect location to personally experience the diverse aspects of multilingualism and multiculturalism.

After graduation

A Master's degree in Linguistics and Literary Studies opens doors in many different branches and sectors. You will be able to work in the private sector or at (non-) governmental organisations. 

Students achieving excellent results can also consider one of our PhD programmes. Highly skilled professionals with an excellent command of various languages and a good understanding of multiple cultures are needed in national and international public institutions and companies. Brussels is the perfect environment to prepare you for such a job.


All degree programmes offered by VUB are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), ensuring that they meet the highest predefined quality standards. Alongside this official quality control system, VUB has an internal Quality Control Commission in charge of permanently monitoring the quality of education.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Storytelling: Dramaturgy and Screenwriting Research
  • Theatre and Performance Studies
  • Internship or Training "Intermediality"
  • Intertextuality and Intermediality
  • Meta Theatre
  • Theory of Literary Translation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to apply for the Multilingual Master, students will need the following documents:

  • photo
  • copy of their ID (front & back) or copy of their passport (if non-EEA citizen)
  • transcript of records
  • copy of BA diploma(s)
  • proof of European health insurance (only for enrolment)
  • motivation letter & CV
  • 2 recommendation letters

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT with minimum level: 79;
  • IELTS with minimum level: academic module 6.5;
  • ITACE with minimum level: B2;
  • Cambridge English Qualification Scale with the following minimal level: 170

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3245 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3245 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brussels

885 - 1305 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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Linguistics and Literary Studies
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