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German Language and Linguistics (MA)

The master’s programme in German Language and Linguistics at Leiden University offers in-depth knowledge of German linguistic theory and practice.

Please note: From September 2019 the programme will consist of the following three specialisations in which you will be able to focus on your area of interest:

Focus on your area of interest

This unique master's programme encourages you to explore your own ideas and research plans – whether your preferences are linguistic theory, fieldwork or psycholinguistic experiments. You will not only acquire a high level of fluency in German, but you will also gain skills that are highly valued in the job market, preparing you for a future career in academia or professions that require strong German communication skills, organisational abilities, and didactic and/or academic skills.

Develop your research skills

During this programme you will gain a broad and deep knowledge of the empirical, theoretical, and experimental approaches to linguistics. You will also learn to transfer your ideas into concrete research proposals with the support of experienced tutors, or contribute to the research conducted at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL).

A flexible curriculum

The curriculum of the master’s programme in German Language and Linguistics allows you to combine courses from the programme with other master’s courses offered at the Faculty of Humanities.

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