Linguistics - Text Mining (Master Degree)

the Netherlands

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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
EUR 2143 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 16630 per year

All study options

About Linguistics - Text Mining at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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.

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 awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2143 per yearInternational course feesEUR 16630 per year

Entry requirements

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:

  • TOEFL score 600 paper based with a minimum of 55 in each of the subtests plus 4.0 in TWE, score 250 computer based or score 100 internet based with a minimum of 20-23 in each of the subtests).
  • IELTS score of 7.0 overall band score (with none of the separate section scores dropping below a minimum score of 6.5).
  • Cambridge English: Cambridge Proficiency Exam with score A, B, or C; or Cambridge Advanced Exam with score A, B, or C.

Exemptions from providing the English test scores are applicable to students, who:

  • have completed an English-taught secondary or higher education degree in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia; or
  • have earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree in an English-taught programme accredited by NVAO in the Netherlands, or
  • have earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree in an accredited English-taught programme in another member state of the European Union

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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