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Modern Languages: Chinese Language and Linguistics


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The Master's programme Chinese Linguistics at Leiden University is a specialisation of the MA Modern Languages and offers you an excellent opportunity to concentrate on the different aspects of the languages of China, especially their sounds and syntax.

During the Chinese Linguistics programme you will gain knowledge in language variation: in all courses, we look beyond Mandarin, both diachronically and synchronically. You will learn to understand the different languages of China from their phonetic-phonology aspects as well as their syntactic aspects.

You will join a master's programme with a strong tradition and focus on Chinese linguistics. Leiden University has been teaching Chinese since 1855, with the first professor exclusively for Chinese appointed in 1877. Leiden is also one of the very few universities outside China with four linguists working on Chinese Linguistics.




Master of Arts


11 months

ECTS credits

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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,900


Application requirements

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Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,900
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 May '24 1 Apr '24


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