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Modern Languages: English Language and Linguistics


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The English Language and Linguistics Master's programme at Leiden University focuses on English language usage and linguistics around the world, including in countries where English is spoken as a second language or as part of a mixed language. English Language and Linguistics at Leiden University is part of the MA Linguistics specialisation Modern Languages.

During your studies you will delve deeply into the English language in its various forms. You will learn about the different cultural and historical circumstances in which the language has developed, and continues to develop. A comparative and global approach to learning incorporates theoretical comparisons with other languages –linguistically, culturally, historically, psychologically, and sociologically.

You will be able to choose from a wide range of specialised courses and research topics, both theoretical and applied and often related to ongoing research projects. You will also apply various aspects of linguistic theory to the description of the facts of English, with a particular emphasis on the earlier stages of the language, such as Old and Middle English, as well as Early and Late Modern English.




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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2311 EZ Leiden
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