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MA Linguistics

University of Groningen
12 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Groningen
English, Dutch

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MA Linguistics

The master's degree in Linguistics lasts one year. You choose one of the following tracks:

  • - Neurolinguistics
  • - Applied Linguistics - TEFL
  • - Translation in Europe
  • - Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics - specialization: The Human Language System
  • - Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics - specialization: Language Development and Variation
  • - Multilingualism

Within Neurolinguistics you pay attention to the relationship between language and the brain. You mainly study language disorders such as dyslexia and disorders in the field of language development. At Applied Linguistics - TEFL (in English) you are involved in language acquisition. You will focus, among other things, on theories about learning a second language and its didactic applications. This master track is taught in English. At Translation in Europe (Dutch) you learn to apply strategies that allow you to creatively tackle common translation problems in business texts. Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics focuses, among other things, on the way in which language is constructed and which aspects of language can be distinguished and studied. You can study any European language in which you have obtained a bachelor's degree. This study is also intended for people who have studied (general) Linguistics. In Multilingualism (in English) you study multilingualism and the challenges this poses for the individual, organizations and society.

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Admission requirements

Dutch diploma

language test - The following English language requirement applies to the master's programs in Neurolinguistics and Translation in Europe: A VWO diploma or a VWO English certificate (grade 6 or higher), minimum TOEFL requirement iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 for writing skills), or IELTS 6.5 ( with a minimum of 6 for all parts). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180. If you have a VWO diploma, you do not need to submit a language test.

The following English language requirement applies to the Master's programs Applied Linguistics - TEFL, Multilingualism and Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics: A VWO diploma or a certificate VWO English (grade 6 or higher), minimum TOEFL requirement iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 for writing skills) , or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 for all components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 185. If you have a VWO diploma, you do not need to submit a language test.

International diploma

language test - For Neurolinguistics and Translation in Europe, the additional English language requirements are: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on writing skills), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

For Applied Linguistics - TEFL, Multilingualism and Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics, the additional English language requirements are: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills), or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 185.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

  • Neurolinguistic
  • Applied Linguistics (TEFL)
  • European Linguistics
  • Multilingualism
  • Master's Honours program

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition

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Qualification

Credits: 60 ECTS

MA in Linguistics

Career paths

Many linguist graduates end up in rehabilitation centers or in educational counseling. You can also work for the government, consultancy firms or publishers. It is also possible to continue with research at a research institute or university.

With an additional diploma in Speech Therapy, you can start working as a clinical linguist/speech therapist after completing the master's track in Neurolinguistics.

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University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 and it ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research-intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor, master...


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Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.

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As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.

400 years of reputation

The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

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While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.

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The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.

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University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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