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Linguistics (Research)



September - February 


2 year



This programme covers all areas of modern linguistics and is offered by the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL). A wide selection of language studies is available. An important aspect of this programme is developing your ability to conduct original and innovative research. You will have the opportunity to attend conferences, workshops and lecture series organised in Leiden, as well as internationally. All these will help you get your career off to an outstanding start.


Positions as a researcher within an institute or company, or other positions where an academic level of thinking and working is required for example in publishing, teaching, translation or ICT.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in linguistics, a language and culture programme or a comparable degree with a relevant specialisation.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 7.0 / TOEFL internet-based: 100

Faculty of Humanities

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.