Chinese Linguistics

The Master’s in Linguistics specialisation in Chinese Linguistics at Leiden University offers an outstanding opportunity to concentrate on the different aspects of the languages of China, especially their sounds and syntax. Chinese Linguistics is a lively and rapidly growing field, with a large number of active participants both inside and outside China – a vibrant new area in which to develop your expertise.

Choose Chinese Linguistics at Leiden University:

  • Study at a university with a strong tradition in and focus on Chinese linguistics.
  • Gain knowledge in language variation: in all courses we look beyond Mandarin, both diachronically and synchronically. Understand the different languages of China from their phonetic-phonology aspects as well as their syntactic aspects.
  • Acquire knowledge of the most recent theoretical and research developments in this area of linguistics.
  • Study at the respected Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL), an institute with a long-standing international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

Check out the programme in Chinese Linguistics.

Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: Linguistics
  • Degree Master of Arts in Linguistics
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Start date September, February
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 60839

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