Your study programme


Our Multilingual Master offers you the unique possibility to take courses in linguistics and literary studies in up to nine different languages and to specialise in one scientific discipline in one or two languages. The programme is built up of three components: the compulsory courses, a specialised profile and the choice to study in one language or two languages. The three components allow for maximum flexibility in the programme. 

Please consult the course lists to choose the profile and language(s) and indicate your choice in your application and motivation letter. The choice must be made before the interview. Changing profile afterwards is only possible in few special conditions.

If your bachelor's degree is not in the field of linguistics and literary studies, it is possible to enrol in a tailor-made preparatory programme consisting of bachelor's courses in linguistics and literary studies. Find out more in Admission and enrolment.

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Discover the programme structure and course offer below!

Structure of the Multilingual Master

MUMA programme structure

Course offer per profile


Multilingual Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies

Profile Intermediality - 1 Language

Profile Intermediality - 2 Languages

Profile Linguistics - 1 Language

Profile Linguistics - 2 Languages

Profile Literary Studies - 1 Language

Profile Literary Studies - 2 Languages

Profile Multilingual Mediation and Communication - 2 languages

Profile Multilingualism and Foreign Language Acquisition - 1 Language

Profile Multilingualism and Foreign Language Acquisition - 2 Languages

Profile Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics - 1 Language

Profile Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics - 2 Languages

Looking for a specific programme? 

At VUB, you can study at your own pace. With a flexible study pathway, you make room for your personal situation (elite sports, dyslexia, disability, etc.). More information?

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What about an internship?

Students in certain study profiles (i.e. Multilingualism & Foreign Language Acquisition, Multilingual Mediation & Communications or Intermediality) have the choice to register for the course β€œInternship and Training”. We suggest you contact the professors in charge of the courses to indicate your interest. You can also consult this website for internships in the cultural sector, and websites as and