Master  in Linguistics students come from very different backgrounds. More than half of our student body is international. This rich cultural and linguistic diversity is a real asset for both the linguistics lecturers (particularly in courses such as semantics, lexicology, contrastive linguistics and language acquisition) and the students themselves.
Alongside the courses taught in French, various courses are available in English, Dutch, German or Spanish. With the agreement of the teachers concerned, students can opt to undergo assessments and write their dissertation in English.
As part of their Master’s degree in Linguistics, students will be required to do an internship in a research laboratory or a company. Grants are available for students wishing to complete their internship in Flanders or abroad.
Students in Linguistics (professional focuses in "Natural Language Processing" or "Linguistics and its Applications for a Multilingual Society") are encouraged to undertake:
a study visit for one term (30 credits) in one of the many universities (https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/fial/partenaires-0.html) with which the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters has concluded partnership agreements, in Europe under the Erasmus+ programme, in Switzerland under the SEMP programme, or elsewhere in the world under the FAME/Mercator programme, or
a study visit for one term (30 credits) in one of the partner universities in Flanders, under the Erasmus Belgica programme
It is advisable to organise the study visit during the second term of the first year or the first term of the second year.
Furthermore, under the agreement between UCLouvain and KU Leuven, courses in Linguistics may be taken from the KU Leuven programme.
To find out more:
- Contacts (https://uclouvain.be/en/faculties/fial/international-contact.html)
- Partner universities (https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/fial/partenaires-0.html) (in French)
- Practical information (https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/fial/etudiant-fial-en-echange.html) (in French)
- Information on international internships (https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/fial/stages-internationaux.html) (in French)