The programmeis unique because language and communication are treated as a single unit with each field complementing the other. The programme is also special because it focuses strongly on empirical research by studying real language in real-life situations to develop possibletheories and then testingthese theories against everyday reality to discover the richness of both language and communication. As the programme is in collaboration with Tilburg University you can also follow some lectures there. In the first semester of the first year, you are able to explore the different researchfields in language and communication that are focused upon in Nijmegen and Tilburg. In the rest of the programme you will specialise in one of these fields and you will integrate in one of the research groups in Nijmegen or Tilburg.
Challenging research environment As a Master’s student in Language and Communication you will find yourself in a challenging research environment. The university has experts in language variation and language diversity, language technology, sign language, intercultural communication, persuasive communication, optimal communication and the ways in which language can be processed. These specialists work closely with colleagues in the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (FI BCB). As a result, Radboud University can provide you with an exceptional
Career prospects Most of our graduates go on to do a PhD, either in Nijmegen, Tilburg or elsewhere. Besides research positions at universities, there are research and management positions in businesses, (non-profit) organisations, the educational sector and the government (e.g. the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science), which require extensive research skills but not a PhD degree.
Admission requirements 1) A completed Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, such as Communication Studies, Linguistics, or in a modern language. 2) Academic criteria An average score of 7.5 in the 2nd and 3rd year of a Dutch Bachelor's programme, or equivalent scores in a non-Dutch system. Your Bachelor's thesis should score at least 8. 3) A proficiency in English In order to take part in the programme, you need to have a sufficient level of English, proven with one of the following documents:
- TOEFL score of >600 (paper based) or >250 (computer based) or >100 (internet based)
- IELTS score of >7.0
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency in English (CPE), with a mark of at least C
Deadlines Programmes starting in September
- Non-EEA students: 15 February.
- EEA students: 15 April.
Both the Keuzegids Masters and the Bachelor’s programme information guide Keuzegids Universiteiten have now designated Radboud University as the ‘Best General University’ in the Netherlands.
Last updated March 24, 2016