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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 Applied Linguistics at University of Groningen

Can you learn a second language the same way you learned your mother tongue? What is the best way to test the language proficiency level of students? Find out in this master's track.

This one-year master's track focuses on research intoforeign language learning and teaching. You will study the processof learning and the use of second languages. The track allows youto focus your research on your language of choice, for instanceDutch as a second language, but also English French, German,Swedish, Chinese, or any other language.

You will approach second language acquisition from manydifferent angles, including (cognitive) psychology, socialinteraction and language teaching. You will be introduced to thefield of linguistics, language acquisition and language teachingtheory.

The master's track focuses especially on dynamic aspects oflanguage development, which explains how the process of secondlanguage development is affected by the dynamic interaction of awide range of factors. You will learn about the social,psychological and cultural processes that interact in using alanguage or that may cause the use of a second language to grow ordecline. You will explore didactic applications of recent researchand theoretical developments, and learn about computer assistedlanguage learning.

Read more about the Departmentof Applied Linguistics.

Can you learn a second language the same way you learned your mother tongue? What is the best way to test the language proficiency level of students? Find out in this master's track.

This one-year master's track focuses on research intoforeign language learning and teaching. You will study the processof learning and the use of second languages. The track allows youto focus your research on your language of choice, for instanceDutch as a second language, but also English, French, German,Swedish, Chinese, or any other language.

You will approach second language acquisition from manydifferent angles, including (cognitive) psychology, socialinteraction and language teaching. You will be introduced to thefield of linguistics, language acquisition and language teachingtheory.

The master's track focuses especially on dynamic aspects oflanguage development, which explains how the process of secondlanguage development is affected by the dynamic interaction of awide range of factors. You will learn about the social,psychological and cultural processes that interact in using alanguage or that may cause the use of a second language to grow ordecline. You will explore didactic applications of recent researchand theoretical developments, and learn about computer assistedlanguage learning.

Read more about the Departmentof Applied Linguistics.

After your studies

Job prospects

After completing this track, you can pursue a career inresearch, or work in the field of language teaching and educationalpublishing projects. You are also equipped to take positions thatdeal with issues of language policy.

After completing this track, you can pursue a career inresearch, or work in the field of language teaching and educationalpublishing projects. You are also equipped to take positions thatdeal with issues of language policy.

Job examples

  • Applied Linguist
    • language research
    • language education
    • language policy
    • language testing
    • curriculum development
    • publishing
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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

Notes about fees for this course

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Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimumof 25 on writing skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on allitems). ERK level C1.

previous education

BA in modern languages, linguistics or education.

other admission requirements

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained. This evaluation is carried out by our Admissions Officeand the Admissions Board.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimumof 25 on writing skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on allitems). ERK level C1.

previous education

BA in modern languages, linguistics or education.

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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