When deciding what to study you undoubtedly read a lot of information about your study programme. Leiden University employs various systems to provide information about programmes and courses and to facilitate communication between lecturers and students.
The Prospectus contains information about all the courses within your study programme. Here you can find all you need to know about your programme. Via the online learning environment Brightspace you can communicate with your lecturers and submit assignments.
The Language and Communication specialisation gives you the chance to study various aspects of language, in its function as the ultimate specialised communication tool of human beings. You have the opportunity to study the role of words, grammatical constructions and texts, in such contexts as influencing people’s ideas, regulating social relations, co-ordinating actions and exchanging information.
You investigate how language interacts with culture and with institutions in communication, as well as with different media – not only speech and writing, but modern media as well – and how language changes in the process. We discuss how children learn language through communication, and how they enhance both their communicative and their cognitive skills by means of language.
The diversity of linguistic expertise in Leiden places you in a unique position to discover how different languages provide – sometimes fundamentally – different instruments of communication, related to different cultural and social systems.
See the Prospectus for more information about the study programme.
Information package for students MA Linguistics
We have developed an information package specifically for students who are registered for the MA Linguistics at Leiden University.
The packages will be updated from time to time, so be sure to check back to this webpage once in a while.