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Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary StudiesVrije Universiteit Brussel
Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies
Are you looking for a one-year Master’s Program in linguistics and literary studies during which you can specialise in one or two languages according to your Bachelor’s degree? Do you want to study in the multilingual capital of Europe with numerous institutions such as the European Union, NATO and several multinational companies? In the Multilingual Master in Linguistics and Literary Studies, you can follow courses in up to nine different languages and you can specialise in one of the following subjects: Intermediality, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Multilingualism and Foreign Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics, and Multilingual Mediation and Communication.
General admission criteria
In order to apply for the Multilingual Master, students will need the following documents:
- copy of their ID (front & back) or copy of their passport (if non-EEA citizen)
- transcript of records
- copy of BA diploma(s)
- proof of European health insurance (only for enrolment)
- motivation letter & CV
- 2 recommendation letters
Admission is based upon the review of each application. After an initial check for the validity of the documents, there will be a mandatory short Skype interview, for which students will receive an email in due course.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website
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- Master's Thesis
- Research Methodology
- Linguistics or Literary Studies
- Translation Studies and Research Methodology (TSRM) or Interpreting Studies and Research Methodology (ISRM) for the 'Multilingual Mediation and Communication' profile
- Linguistics and Literary Studies in Brussels
Elective Courses (All Profiles except 'Multilingual Mediation and Communication')
- Profile Intermediality
- Profile Linguistics
- Profile Literary Studies
- Profile Multilingualism and Foreign Language Acquisition
- Profile Psycho- and Neurolinguistics
Elective Courses (Profile Multilingual Mediation and Communication)
Module Multilingual Practices
- Multilingual Practices English-Arabic
- Multilingual Practices English-Chinese
- Multilingual Practices English-German
- Multilingual Practices English-French
- Multilingual Practices English-Russian
- Multilingual Practices English-Spanish
Module Optional Courses
- Audiovisual Translation
- Technology for Translators
- Text and Discourse Analysis
- Theory of Literary Translation
- Language Contact and Language Planning
- Multilingualism and Cognition
- Multilingualism and Literature
The full tuition price for EEA students is 938.8 €. The price for Non-EEA students is 3.243 €
Students achieving excellent results can also consider one of our PhD Programs.
A Master's degree in Linguistics and Literary Studies opens doors in many different branches and sectors. You will be able to work in the private sector or at (non-) governmental organisations. Highly skilled professionals with an excellent command of various languages and a good understanding of multiple cultures are needed in national and international public institutions and companies. Brussels is the perfect environment to prepare you for such a job.
Not sure yet what your next step should be? VUB helps you with your first steps on the job market.
About this institute
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
VUB is a public and modern university located in Brussels, the heart of Europe. Ranked as one of world’s top universities, it offers a full range of bachelor’s and master’s programmes taught in English. The University counts 16.000 students, 21%...
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