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Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Application deadline: Application Deadline for EEA is 2020-09-01 and for Non-EEA is 2020-04-01.
3,243 EUR

Program description

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.

Admission requirements

General admission criteria

In order to apply for the Multilingual Master, students will need the following documents:

  • photo
  • 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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Program content

Compulsory Courses

  • 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')

Language-related courses

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Italian

Profile-related courses

  • 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

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for EEA students is 938.8 €. The price for Non-EEA students is 3.243 €

Continuing studies

Students achieving excellent results can also consider one of our PhD Programs.

Career opportunities

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.

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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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Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

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