There's no doubt that multilingualism has important implications for communication, identity, social and cultural integration, development and education.
With its world-leading expertise in the fields of cognition, society and language the University of Groningen now offers a one-year Master's programme in Multilingualism at University Campus Fryslan (UCF) in co-operation with NHL University of Applied Sciences.
The Multilingualism Master is unique in combining teaching of many societal, individual, educational, cultural and historical aspects of multilingualism with a practical, research-driven approach.
Students learn to deal with day-to-day issues such as helping companies overcome communication problems, design language policies or give schools advice on how best to teach children with foreign language backgrounds. They receive a MA degree in Linguistics.
The challenging Master's specialization in Multilingualism is situated in the picturesque town of Leeuwarden, capital of the officially multilingual province Fryslân in the Netherlands. Frisian is the second official language of the country. This setting allows students immediate access to a multilingual laboratory.
Specific requirements for international students
A Bachelor diploma in the field of:
- Language and Culture Studies
- Other Arts degrees (admission interview required)
- Social sciences (admission interview required)
Other admission requirements
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.
With your MA-degree you could become a policy consultant, or an advisor to national and international governmental organizations and NGOs. You could also become an expert on how to deal with multilingualism in education, or on how to approach language planning for governments.
Language: English (100%)
Start course: September 05, 2016
EU/EEA students: May 01, 2016; non-EU/EEA students: March 01, 2016
Last updated September 29, 2015