1. A completed Bachelor´s degree in Linguistics or related area
In order to get admission to this Master´s you’ll need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics. Students with a Bachelor’s degree in specific language, like German, Dutch and such, or with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Information Sciences can also apply, provided they took at least 60 ECTS worth of courses in the field of linguistics.
2. Proficiency in English
•A TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥232 (computer based) or ≥90 (internet based)
•An IELTS score of ≥6.5
•Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
•A Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Culture from a research university.
The Master’s programme in Linguistics learns you how to become a competent linguist who has an understanding of a wide array of subjects ranging from psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, language description, language testing and linguistic diversity. What’s more, we offer different specialisations like Dutch, German, French, Spanish and English Linguistics or Language and Communication training.
Within the Master´s programme in Linguistics, you can choose from a general programme as well as language-specific specialisations. These can be used as the basis for teacher training in a Master´s in Education programme. Within these programmes, you will get an advanced linguistic training in your chosen language. Students who wish to do the teacher training programme in a specific language at the Master´s level must have accumulated at least 40 EC (including thesis) from courses taught in the language concerned.
General programme Linguistics
With the general programme in Linguistics you can create your own specialisation by combining courses that fit your profile. Options are, for example, grammatical theory, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics or applied linguistics. An internship and the Centre for Language Studies Colloquium can be part of your programme.
Within the Master´s in Linguistics, you can choose for a specialisation in Dutch Linguistics. If you are interested in this specialisation, you need to master the Dutch language in order to be able to follow the course Nederlands als tweede taal (NT2) (Dutch as a second language´). All other courses will be taught in English.
English Language and Linguistics
The specialisation English Language and Linguistics offers you the opportunity to study an interesting and unusual history of language contact. Because of immigration and invasion (by Vikings and Norman French), it provides many interesting case studies of quite radical changes. Furthermore, courses focus on the role of English in an international setting and second language acquisition.
French linguistics introduces you to research currently carried out in the French department, where one of the main centers of interest is the linguistic exploitation and exploration of the international PFC (Projet Phonologie du Français contemporain) corpus. You will conduct your own small research project on one of the phonetic/phonological phenomena addressed by gathering data from the corpus.
German Linguistics focuses on speech analysis (cognitive linguistics), combining it with language acquisition research and language teaching research (applied linguistics), and also discussing didactic aspects.
Spanish linguistics introduces you to current research in the Spanish department, focussing on pragmatics and historical linguistics. Apart from the course Topics in Spanish Linguistics, which is compulsory within this programme, you are free to take any of the courses from the general programme and/or an internship.
Language and Communication Coaching
This Master´s specialisation aims to train language and communication trainers. By combining academic grounding in important aspects of language and communication studies and English with a high level practical training, you become a professional language and communication coach.
Jobs in which linguistic knowledge is applied (language policy, language testing and teaching, including developing educational material), jobs in communication and publishing companies, education, academic research, language therapy or in ICT.
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