A Master in Historical Linguistics and Literature offers training in the same general skills as a Master in Linguistics and Literature. Moreover, through the internship students have the added benefit to experience their first contact with the labour market.
Alumni of the Master in Historical Linguistics and Literature are well prepared to find employment in one of the traditional career opportunities of the Master in Linguistics and Literature, such as research, the cultural sector, business, and education. For employment in the educational sector, you can obtain a teacher’s degree by following the Educational Master’s programme in languages of 60 ECTS. The ‘Educatieve master’ however is a Dutch taught programme. More information can be found on www.ugent.be/educatievemaster.
However, the added value that the Master in Historical Linguistics and Literature offers its students is the broad historical perspective on language and its cultural components, and the unique combination of skills that can be acquired due to the flexibility of course structure of its programme. Considering that the historical components of language, literature and the cultural past are thoroughly scrutinized, students can respond to the increased demand of the cultural sector for research and management of the written past. The Master in Historical Linguistics and Literature provides an excellent preparation for the advanced masters, such as the Master of Arts in Archival Science: Cultural Heritage Management and Records Management or the Master of Advanced Studies in Linguistics.