A training in theoretical linguistics and cognition offers a sound basis for further research and for admission to more specialised programmes in a variety of linguistic fields, especially those related to clinical linguistics or speech and language pathology. Combining this with a degree in speech therapy will increase your market value for a position in a rehabilitation centre.
Generally, you can apply your newly acquired linguistic and analytical skills for a career in publishing, in communications, in a translation agency, as a copywriter, editor or proof-reader. Graduates often also find employment in business services or education, as teachers or lecturers, or they take up a career in journalism. You will also find your skills sought after within the world of commerce.
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Source: Employment Market Study among Leiden Graduates in Humanities (2012, Student Career Service Humanities )