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Slavic Languages and Cultures

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12 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The one-year programme offers a wide range of specialisations, with an emphasis on Slavic Linguistics.

This programme is run by the Slavic Department in Leiden in co-operation with the University of Amsterdam. Each university offers different specialisations, with Leiden concentrating on Slavic linguistics. In addition, optional courses in Russian Studies and Armenian, Albanian and Baltic languages are available.

The study of Slavic languages and cultures in Leiden dates back to 1913. Today, the academic staff is internationally renowned, providing top-quality teaching and research. Moreover, as a student you will have access to Leiden's world-renowned library collection of East-European Law.

The programme offers three advanced courses in both modern Russian and historical linguistics. The courses are all based upon linguistic research carried out at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL), one of the largest linguistics institutes in the Netherlands. The fourth course specializes in Russian culture. If you wish, one of these four can be exchanged for a course at the University of Amsterdam.

As a Slavist—and graduate of the MA in Slavic Languages and Culture—you will have a good command of Russian and be capable of independently formulating problems for scholarly research in the fields of linguistics or language and culture, either for Russian or Slavic languages in general. In addition, you will graduate with a critical attitude in observing and solving academic issues.

Admission requirements

Previous education

BA in Slavic Languages and Cultures or equivalent (see website www.mastersinleiden.nl for details).

Knowledge minimum

Sufficient knowledge of the relevant specialisation language. See website www.mastersinleiden.nl.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 570, TOEFL computer based: 230, TOEFL internet based: 88

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