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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

All study options

About Linguistics at University of Groningen

This Master's programme focuses on the human language ability. You will study language acquisition, the structure of language and its characteristics, or language disorders.

The programme in Linguistics takes one year. You will choose one of four tracks:
* Neurolinguistics
* AppliedLinguistics
* EuropeanLinguistics
* Multilingualism
Neurolinguistics focuses on the relationship between language and the brain. You will study language disorders such as aphasia,developmental language disorders and dyslexia.
The track in Applied Linguistics focuses on the process of learning and using a second language. This track is taught in English.
European Linguistics teaches you how language is constructed and what aspects can be distinguished and studied. To study this, you may choose any European language in which you have received aBachelor's degree.

The Multilingualism Master's track is unique in combining teaching of many societal, individual, educational, cultural and historical aspects of multilingualism with a practical,research-driven approach. 
You will finish your Master's programme by writing a thesis.

Deze master richt zich op het taalvermogen van de mens. Je bestudeert taalverwerving, taalstructuur en kenmerken, meertaligheid, of taalstoornissen.

De master Taalwetenschappen duurt één jaar. Je kiesteen van de volgende tracks:
* Neurolinguïstiek
* AppliedLinguistics
* EuropeanLinguistics
* Multilingualism
Binnen de Neurolinguïstiek besteed je aandacht aan de relatietussen taal en hersenen. Je bestudeert vooral taalstoornissen zoalsdyslexie en stoornissen op het gebied van taalontwikkeling.
Bij Applied Linguistics (Engelstalig) houd je je bezig mettaalverwerving. Je richt je onder andere op de theorieën overhet aanleren van een tweede taal en de didactische toepassingenhiervan. Deze mastertrack wordt in het Engels gegeven.
European Linguistics (Engelstalig) richt zich onder andere op demanier waarop taal is geconstrueerd en welke aspecten aan taalkunnen worden onderscheiden en bestudeerd. Je kunt hiervoor iedereEuropese taal bestuderen waarin je een bachelordiploma hebtbehaald.
Bij Multilingualism (Engelstalig) bestudeer je de meertaligheid ende uitdagingen die dit met zich meebrengt voor het individu,organisaties en de maatschappij.
Zie voor meer informatie over de tracks de aparteprogrammabeschrijvingen.

After your studies

Job prospects

All research masters are good stepping-stones to a PhD position,or other research careers. Depending on your choice of programme,you are also prepared for a career in the IT industry, in speech technology, clinical linguistics or speech and language therapy.

All research masters are good stepping-stones to a PhD position,or other research careers. Depending on your choice of programme,you are also prepared for a career in the IT industry, in speech technology, clinical linguistics or speech and language therapy.

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsFebruary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 11500
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsFebruary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 1517International course feesEUR 6150

Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 11500 per year

Entry requirements

Contact University of Groningen to find course entry requirements.

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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