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Linguistics: Translation (from September 2019)

Leiden University

Master Postgraduate Leiden

Course description

Qualification Master of Arts
Field of study General programmes
Course summary The Translation in Theory and Practice specialisation of the MA in Linguistics at Leiden University is best characterised by linguistic and cultural mediation.
Course description Language and culture cannot be separated. Interpreters and translators are linguistic and cultural mediators, whether they are translating a notarial document, subtitling an episode of Game of Thrones, or translating the latest novel by Nicci French. You will learn how to translate from English to Dutch and vice versa. You will also acquire the skills to translate texts on a wide variety of topics, with a focus on one of three fascinating areas of specialised translation: legal, literary or multimedial translation. You will earn a qualification that will give you entry to the national register of sworn interpreters and translators. Leiden University's Translation master's programme is now a member of the prestigious European Masters in Translation (EMT) Network, an initiative of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Translation. Having been awarded this label reflects the high quality of our programme. Our graduates will now have even greater access to the international translation profession.
Study subjects For a detailed overview of the curriculum, please check the e-Prospectus: . The subjects can vary from year to year.
Course objectives The MA Linguistics has the following objectives: 1. to enable students to acquire academic knowledge, understanding and skills, and train them in the use of scientific methods in the field of linguistics; 2. to enable students to develop the following academic and professional skills; 3. to prepare students for an academic career and further education; 4. to prepare students for a career outside academia.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, practicum, project, seminar, internship, tutorial, workshop, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Humanities
Information about the institution High-quality education, a broad choice of programmes and all complemented with personal support make Leiden University the perfect option for successfully taking your studies to the next level.


Admission requirements
  1. A Bachelor's degree in English Language and Culture or knowledge and insight comparable with the qualifications acquired by students graduating from this programme; and completion of the minor Vertalen Engels-Nederlands, or equivalent translation courses; applicants who have not completed this minor or equivalent courses will be required to take an entry test.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C2
IELTS overall band 7
TOEFL internet based 100
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Feb 2020 1 Dec 2019 15 Oct 2019
1 Sep 2020 15 Jun 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2083€ 18300n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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Contact information for the study programme

Studielijn Universiteit Leiden

Linguistics Coordinator Of Studies

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study info

Telephone number +31 (071)5271111
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