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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
EUR 2143 per year
How you will study
International course fees
EUR 16630 per year
The Master's programme in Linguistics trains you to become a professional language expert. There are a number of core subjects that are covered in all three Master's specialisations, but the specialised subjects of course differ.
The Language Consultancy and Linguistic Documentation specialisation is taught entirely in English. In this specialisation, you will learn to understand language systems, exploring the typological characteristics of languages and how you can classify languages into language families. You will also learn to explain the differences and similarities between languages. With these skills, you can study and describe undescribed languages.
The Text Mining specialisation is also taught entirely in English. In this specialisation, you will look at how to use computer systems to analyse linguistic data as efficiently as possible. The focus here is primarily on large amounts of data, or big data. An essential component is learning how to program, which allows you to control an artificial knowledge system in such a way that it extracts meaningful data from a mountain of linguistic information. To do this, the system must understand how that language works. As a programmer, therefore, you will also learn about language systems so you can teach this to the computer. In this specialisation, you will, therefore, make the connection between linguistics and artificial intelligence.
Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty's Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. In order to gain admission to one of our Master's programmes, you will need to have at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent.
English language requirements
You must always present official test results proving your proficiency in English. You can apply online without having the test results, but in case you haven't taken a test yet we advise you to plan a test date as soon as possible. The qualification or test result must have been awarded no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment. Below you will find the minimum English test scores for the English taught programmes at the Faculty of Humanities:
Exemptions from providing the English test scores are applicable to students, who:
The required evidence should, if possible, be included with the complete application. If either unsatisfactory or no evidence of English language proficiency has been provided with the application, admission will be conditional upon the provision of such evidence. This condition will be clearly indicated on the offer letter and must be fulfilled before enrolment at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
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