German Language and Linguistics
The German Language and Linguistics specialisation of the MA Linguistics offers you the possibility to gain detailed knowledge about linguistic theory and practice, concerning the organization of language, its use and principles of language change.
- Programme information
- Timetables and calendar
- Prospectus: programme overview and course descriptions
- Application, enrollment and examinations
- Study advice
- Graduation procedures
- Teaching and Examination Regulations and Faculty Regulations
- Boards, committees, and co-participation
- Contact and staff German Language and Linguistics
While the classes mainly focus on linguistic phenomena in German, they also contain typological aspects, e.g. with respect to similarities and differences between German and Dutch. Comparisons between these two closely related languages help to gain insight into various aspects that are relevant for our understanding of linguistic processes.
You are encouraged to incorporate your own ideas and research plans: whatever your preferences may be (e.g. linguistic theory, fieldwork, psycholinguistic experiments, or a combination thereof), our young team will support and advice you. Furthermore, as all specialist classes are taught in German, you will acquire a high level of language skills, including fluency in a formal register.
- The timetables of German Language and Linguistics will give you the locations and scheduling of your classes.
The academic calendar provides an overview of course schedules, examination periods and holidays.
The Prospectus contains overviews and course details for all programmes in the Faculty of Humanities (and other faculties). The information in the Prospectus is updated annually, in June. Please consult the German Language and Linguistics section of the Prospectus for more information.
- To enroll in a specific course or examination, use the Study administration system uSis.
This website is intended for students who are already enrolled in the programme. Prospective students looking for application information should consult unileidenmasters.nl.
Every department (or degree programme) has a Co-ordinator of Studies (studiecoördinator). The Co-ordinator of Studies knows all the ins and outs of the programme and can help with any problems. Typical subjects to discuss with the Co-ordinator of Studies are: student progress (and delay) and exam regulations.
MA students who are ready to apply for their graduation should follow the graduation procedure. See the graduation website for more information about this procedure, the MA thesis, and how to deregister from Leiden University after graduation.
All the rights and obligations of students in the Humanities faculty are set out in regulations. The most important of these are indicated below. (The list is not exhaustive; more documentation on regulations may appear here in the future.)
- Teaching and Examination Regulations state the contents of your programme and the specialisations within the programme.
- Registration for lectures, tutorials and tests is obligatory: see the uSis registration procedure.
- The Student Charter informs students about what they can expect from the University and what the University expects from them.
- Regulations on plagiarism are in place, to counter any instances of malpractice. These regulations provide advice on how to use sources and citations.
Students within the Faculty of Humanities, are represented in the following boards and committees:
- the Departmental Teaching Committee
- the Departmental or Institute Administration or Institute Board
- the Faculty Council
- the Faculty Board
Another committee that is relevant to your studies, but in which students are not represented, is the Board of Examiners.