Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and an important way of understanding what it means to be human. The BA in Linguistics is your chance to explore the world through this fascinating lens at one of the world’s leading institutes in the field.Why study Linguistics?The BA in Linguistics develops your knowledge on one of the most intriguing aspects of human knowledge and behaviour: language and communication. Studying linguistics means learning about the fundamentals of human language, from its many sounds and sentence structures to the ways in which language influences how we think about the world. At Leiden University, it also means exciting and interactive lectures, an expansive curriculum that covers every corner of the globe and the most intriguing topics, and the flexibility to define your own educational experience. With the freedom to follow your own interests and exceptional support from our lecturers, the BA in Linguistics will give you the edge to succeed in any career you choose.Why Linguistics at Leiden University?Join a university where over 60 languages are taught and researched. Leiden University is one of a handful of universities in the world with such a concentration of language academics and specialists.Specialise in what interests you most. With four separate study tracks and a wide range of electives and additional educational opportunities, you can customise your degree to meet your goals.Learn in small classes where you can enjoy regular, quality interaction with your teachers and fellow students.Gain the best start to your career. A linguistics qualification from Leiden University is respected by organisations worldwide.Is this the right programme for you?The BA in Linguistics delivers in-depth knowledge in the field of linguistics covering all corners of the world, as well as research and general academic skills in effective analysis, critical thinking, writing, and presenting.Is this the right programme for you?Are you fascinated by language in general, such as what makes a speech convincing, the process via which children acquire languages, and the history and diversity of languages in the world?Are you interested in exploring the areas in which Linguistics intercepts with knowledge from psychology, neuroscience and computer science?Do you like taking a logical approach to problem-solving?Then you should consider applying to the BA in Linguistics at Leiden University.
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- Full Time
International diploma equivalent of a Dutch pre-university education (VWO) diploma.
First year bachelor students: the statutory tuition fee of the academic year 2023-2024 for first-year bachelor students is €1157.
Application deadline for EU students is May 1.
- 3 years
- Full Time
- On Campus Learning