MA Language and Cognition

University of Groningen

Program Description

MA Language and Cognition

University of Groningen

MA Language and Cognition

In the two-year Research Master's specialization Language and Cognition (MA Linguistics), you will study patterns of speech and the way our brain employs and organizes them. The programme offers a unique combination of Theoretical, Computational, Neuro- and Psycholinguistics.

The programme is meant for talented students who aspire to do research in the field of Linguistics. After finishing the degree, you will have acquired essential research skills and fundamental knowledge of linguistic analysis, language acquisition, and neuro-imaging. In addition, you will be able to study language at different levels, such as words, sentences, meaning and interaction.

The programme is linked to the excellent, multidisciplinary research carried out at the Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) and the Groningen Research School for Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN).

After finishing the programme you receive a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics.

Specific requirements - International students

Previous education

A Bachelor diploma in the field of:

  • a modern European language and culture study
  • Communication- and Information Science
  • Humanities Computing/Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Speech and Hearing

Other admission requirements

Excellent academic record, letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation and transcript, thesis or paper

Sufficient knowledge, insight and skills in disciplines relevant to the course.

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 Office and the Admissions Board.

Job perspectives

After graduation, you are well prepared for a career in research. In fact, this programme is an ideal stepping stone to a PhD position at a university. You can conduct research in Linguistics, such as Neuro- or Clinical Linguistics, Language Development or Theoretical Linguistics. Other options are Speech Technology, and Communication and Computer Linguistics.

Job examples

  • Research oriented career in Linguistics

Language: English (100%)

Start course: September 05, 2016

Accreditatie: NVAO (nl) until February 25, 2016

Application deadlines:

EU/EEA students: May 01, 2015; non-EU/EEA students: March 01, 2016

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
24 months
Full time
1,984 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Groningen
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Netherlands Groningen
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 24 months
Price 1,984 EUR
- EU, 11.200 EUR. - non-EU per year