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Modern Languages (MA)

In the specialisation in Modern Languages you will explore the structure, acquisition, history and use of one or more of these five languages in depth: Chinese, English, French, German and/or Italian.

Why study Modern Languages at Leiden University?

The specialisation in Modern Languages allows you to further develop your knowledge and skills in language and linguistics. The courses offer a broad range of topics, including the structure of the language, how languages evolve over time and how they can vary from place to place, how people acquire them and how people use them in context. 

The programme allows you to specialise in: Chinese, English, French, German and/or Italian. These languages are among the most widely spoken and best-studied languages in the world. 

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What are your career prospects?

This Master's transforms you into an expert on the language(s) of your choice  and prepares you for a broad range of professions. Our graduates work in diverse fields, including education, research, communication and marketing, and publishing.

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Is Modern Languages the programme for you?

Do you want to study the language(s) of your interest? And do you want to know everything about language structure, language acquisition, language history and language use? Then Modern Languages 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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