Modern languages and Linguistics

In an increasingly globalised world the combination of a modern language with the ability for rigorous analysis is very popular with a wide range of employers. Graduates of modern language degrees have long been in great demand across various sectors of business and industry, in roles that extend well beyond interpretation and translation to encompass all components of business transaction, international cooperation and politics. Due to a prominent multicultural vibe, Europe is one of the best places in which you can study at first hand Modern languages and linguistics and the continent has many universities in the 2016 QS World University RankingsTop 50. Amongst them is the The University of Edinburgh (17), which is responsible for more world-leading research than any other Linguistics department in this category, and is known for its high standards of 'internationally excellent' research. Whilst the University of Cambridge (2) and the University of Oxford are globally the two best places to study Modern Languages according to the QS 2016 rankings. EHEVF 2016 India and South Asia participant Leiden University (45) is also ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2016. Studying linguistics at the Leiden University Centre of Linguistics is challenging and exciting. This is one of the few places in the world where both so many languages are studied and also the lecturers are familiar with so many different approaches to the study of language.

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