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Here's why you want to study Language and Society at the UvA

Seven language specialisations

You may choose one of seven language specialisations: English, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic and Spanish.

Tailor-made programme

You can tailor the programme to your own interests through a broad range of electives, as well as an internship.

Study in Amsterdam

The city and its unique multilingual ecology provide a real-life experience that complement the content of your study.

International classroom

Study with students from all over the world.

Is Language and Society right for you?

  1. Basic demonstrable academic knowledge in the field of (theoretical) linguistics and sociology. A substantial amount of credits/academic knowledge related to the field is a prerequisite for admission. 
  2. Good research skills at Bachelor’s level. You are able to conduct research independently (such as collecting material, applying theory and writing a thesis).
  3. Desire to contribute proactively and critically to the academic and interdisciplinary environment within the Graduate School of Humanities, as demonstrated in a convincing motivation letter. 

Degree certificate

Language and Society is an accredited degree programme of Linguistics. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Linguistics and the title Master of Arts (MA). 

The Master's in Language and Society does not give you access to a post-Master teacher training programme.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MA Linguistics
Regular study programme
Full-time, part-time
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
English, Language of the study programme
Starts in
CROHO code
University Quarter