At Louvain-la-Neuve
120 credits - 2 years
Day schedule - In French
Programme acronym: LING2M
Francophone Certification Framework : 7
Dissertation/Graduation Project : YES
Internship : YES
Activities in English: optional
Activities in other languages : optional
Activities on other sites : optional


This Master’s degree provides advanced training in general and applied linguistics, with two possible specializations: Natural Language Processing (French) and “Linguistics and its applications to a multilingual society” (English, French and/or multilingual). The degree may lead to a position in research or in the broad sector of written and spoken communication  (terminology, dictionaries, text readability, text data analysis, etc.), including the 'language industries' or digital humanities sectors.

As this Master's programme attracts a number of international students, you will be immersed in a natural multilingual environment.

Your profile


  • have discovered, during your first training in language and literature or taking the linguistics minor, a marked interest in linguistic issues;
  • are convinced that language plays a major role in any society;
  • wish to understand how language functions in context and are curious about the mechanisms of language processing;
  • wish to include a professional experience (internship) in your training;
  • would like to deepen your linguistic knowledge in French, in English, and possibly in other foreign languages (Dutch, German or Spanish).
Your programme

This Master’s degree offers you

  • training which combines linguistic theory and applied linguistics;
  • wide interdisciplinary range (IT, sociology, psycholinguistics, etc.);
  • a solid and varied methodological background (corpus analysis, experimental linguistics, statistics, contrastive and variationist analysis, sociolinguistic surveys, etc.);
  • a programme personalised through the choice of a focus, an option and optional courses;
  • the possibility of a study visit abroad or work experience in the field (see the possibilities);
  • the opportunity to put your skills to the test in a professional environment, during a work placement in a research centre or in a company, depending on your specialisation.