1. A completed Bachelor´s degree in Communication Studies, in Linguistics, in a modern language or a related area.
Your average grade during the second and third years of your BA studies has to have been at least a 7.5 and your Bachelor’s thesis had to have received a grade of at least 8.0. Your Bachelor´s thesis or a dedicated research proposal will also need to demonstrate that you’re sufficiently talented for scientific research.
2. Proficiency in English
•A TOEFL score of >600 (paper based) or >250 (computer based) or >100 (internet based)
•A IELTS score of >7.0
•Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
3. Strong motivation
You have to be able to demonstrate your motivation for and affinity with international academic research. A selection committee will evaluate the motivation of each applicant separately.
The Research Master’s in Language and Communication (Research) focuses on the connection between language and communication. In the programme subjects like intercultural communication, persuasive communication, language technology and language diversity, will be treated. Also, the programme is quite unique as it also focuses on empirical research and in doing so works closely together with different research environments.
The Research Master takes two years. In the first semester of the first year, you are able to explore the different research fields in language and communication that are focused upon in Nijmegen and Tilburg. In the rest of the programme you will specialise in one of these fields and you will integrate in one of the research groups in Nijmegen or Tilburg. The programme is structured as follows:
Structure of the master
•Foundations of Language & Communication
•Coherent set of 3 (TU) or 4 (RU) Specialisation courses
•Methodology 1: corresponding to specialization
•Classic texts in Language & Communication
•Methodology 2: Corpus and Experimental Methods
•Research skills 1: Research Seminar
•Research skills 2: Term Paper
•Research Skills 3: Research paper
•Research Skills 4: Research Training
•2 Specialization courses
•Research skills 5: Master Thesis Seminar
A research career, for example by taking a PhD. Many graduates use their academic insight and research skills in the public and private sector or join research groups in these sectors.
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