Radboud University

Master in Language and Communication (Research) (MA) Full Time - Máster en Lenguaje y comunicación

Radboud University
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Nijmegen
  • Precio:
    2.006 €
    Price EU 2006€
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Comeniuslaan 4
    Nijmegen 6525 HP
    Países Bajos
  • Duración:
    2 Años
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Master of Arts (MA) in Language and Communication (Research)


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

Year 1

Fall semester
•Foundations of Language & Communication
•Coherent set of 3 (TU) or 4 (RU) Specialisation courses
•Methodology 1: corresponding to specialization

Spring semester
•Classic texts in Language & Communication
•Methodology 2: Corpus and Experimental Methods
•Research skills 1: Research Seminar
•Research skills 2: Term Paper
•Specialization course

Year 2

Fall semester
•Research Skills 3: Research paper
•Research Skills 4: Research Training
•2 Specialization courses

Spring semester
•Research skills 5: Master Thesis Seminar
•Master Thesis

Salidas profesionales

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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