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The award
MA

How long you will study
24 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

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About Linguistics at University of Groningen

Language is a central topic in cognitive science, computer science and the study of human behaviour. The research tracks of Linguistics study these fields in depth.

Language can be studied in many ways. You can, for exampleanalyse texts or computer corpora, listen to people speak, ormeasure properties of sound waves in the lab. You can choosefrom:

All research tracks are taught in English. 

Language is a central topic in cognitive science, computer science and the study of human behaviour. The research tracks of Linguistics study these fields in depth.

Language can be studied in many ways. You can, for exampleanalyse texts or computer corpora, listen to people speak, ormeasure properties of sound waves in the lab. You can choosefrom:

All research tracks are taught in English. 

After your studies

Job prospects

After graduating in Neurolinguistics you will probably find aposition in rehabilitation or school counselling. In addition, itis very well possible that you may end up in the government, aconsultancy or a publishing company.

With a Master's track in Applied Linguistics, you are trained to develop language education methods. European Linguistics preparesyou for a job in education or communication. With your track inMultilingualism you could also become an expert on how to deal withmultilingualism in education, or on how to approach languageplanning for governments.
All four tracks allow you to apply for research positions.

Veel afgestudeerde taalwetenschappers komen terecht bijrevalidatiecentra of in de onderwijsbegeleiding. Je kunt ook aan deslag bij de overheid, bij adviesbureaus, of uitgeverijen. Daarnaastis het mogelijk verder te gaan met onderzoek bij eenonderzoeksinstituut of universiteit.

Met een aanvullend diploma Logopedie kun je na afronding van demastertrack Neurolinguïstiek aan het werk als klinischlinguïst/logopedist.

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  • 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 study24 months
    Course startsFebruary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 11500

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Minorities & MultilingualismAll Research universities

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Finoegrische Talen en CulturenAll Research universities

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Information ScienceAll Research universities

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Dutch Language and CultureAll Research universities

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Romance Languages and CulturesAll Research universities

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Scandinavian Languages and CulturesAll Research universities

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Slavonic Language and CultureAll Research universities

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Middle Eastern StudiesAll Research universities

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Communication and Information SciencesAll Research universities

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grade list

Excellent academic record.

language test

Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 onwriting skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items).ERK level C1.

previous education

A Bachelor diploma in the field of:

  • a modern European language and culture study
  • Communication- and Information Science
  • Humanities Computing/Information Science
  • Linguistics
reference letter

Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

written requestNo further information
other admission requirements

Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on anevaluation of degree certificates, individual results and thethesis or paper.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
grade list

Excellent academic record.

language test

Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 onwriting skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items).ERK level C1.

reference letter

Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

written requestNo further information
other admission requirements

Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on anevaluation of degree certificates, individual results and thethesis or paper.

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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