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Linguistics (specialisation) (MA)

In the one-year Linguistics specialisation programme you will be able to focus on a specific thematic or disciplinary route, reflecting the linguistics expertise present at Leiden University.

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Why study Linguistics at Leiden University?

By studying Linguistics at Leiden University, you will benefit from a unique environment which boasts expertise in an exceptional range of subject areas and theoretical approaches. You can explore the full breadth and depth of linguistics and language use. The programme allows you to focus on areas that interest you the most, such as forensic and phonetic speech science, pragmatics and communication, or language documentation in remote areas and more.

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What are your career prospects?

This Master's is an excellent preparation for a wide variety of jobs. Our graduates work at different types of organisations, such as research institutes, education, government, publishing and communications agencies. 

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Is Linguistics the programme for you?

Are you fascinated by the human capacity for language? Do you have an analytical mind and want to explore the full breadth and depth of linguistics and language use? Then Linguistics at Leiden University is the right Master's programme for you. Find out if you are eligible for this Master's programme by checking the admission requirements.

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