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Research Masters in Linguistics

University of Groningen
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
01 February 2021

Program description

Study Linguistics at Groningen

The Research Masters in Linguistics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands is an education which aims to familiarize students with the basic terms, theories, and methods of modern linguistics and develop them to the point of contributing to their own linguistic research. This education course is ideal for entering the rapidly growing field of linguistics.

The 2-year Research Masters in Linguistics in Groningen exposes students to new methods of analysis which are being used to study speech patterns and the way the human brain employs and organizes them. Language is a key aspect of computer science, human behavior, and cognitive science, and linguistics is the most direct field toward the study of language. This education course includes analyzing texts, listening to people speak, measuring properties of sound waves in the lab, and investigating brain activity in different speakers.

Upon completion of the Research Masters in Linguistics, graduates are fully prepared to enter the field of linguistics, whether it be a position as an independent researcher in the public or private sector, or to continue their education with further training toward writing a PhD thesis.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for the Research Masters in Linguistics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands are:

  • an internationally recognized Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Humanities Computing/Information Science, Linguistics, Speech and Hearing or Language and Culture Studies from an accredited university
  • proficiency in English (min. 620 TOEFL or min. 7 IELTS)

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Tuition fees

  • Full-time EU/EEA Students: € 2143 per year
  • Full-time Non-EU/EEA Students: € 13500 per year


Master of Arts (MA) in Linguistics

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University of Groningen

University of Groningen

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

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Why study at University of Groningen

We're a Top 100 University

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.

Our groundbreaking research

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.

Vibrant Student Life

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.

Global Community

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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