Masters in Linguistics in Netherlands

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Linguistics

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and its structure. The discipline focuses on the form, meaning, and context of languages. Linguists study the similarities and differences between languages, seeking patterns and looking for meaning in those patterns.

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.

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Master in Linguistics: Language and Society

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme Language and Society has been set up for language students of various languages and language groups (English, German, French, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish), who envisage a career in an international environment. In the programme students are prepared for such a career. [+]

Best Masters in Linguistics in Netherlands 2017. Knowledge of language and analytic skills In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful. Besides a good knowledge of languages and their use in society, for many jobs well developed analytical and presentation skills are required. A Master’s study of Linguistics helps students to develop both types of skills. Students are trained in analysing corpora containing data of the language of their specialisation and in organizing and interpreting their data. Furthermore, students develop their oral and writing skills by reporting their research results in the form of presentations, papers, a research project (term paper) and a Master’s thesis. The Master's programme Language and Society has been set up for language students of various languages and language groups (English, German, French, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish), who envisage a career in an international environment. In the programme students are prepared for such a career. Since parts of the courses are offered in English, all students of Language and Society will develop their receptive and productive knowledge of English next to the target language of their specialisation. Language and Society at the UvA The Master's programme Language and Society offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks. Students specialise in one of the European languages or language families. The language (groups) that you can choose from for your specialisation are: English French German Italian Scandinavian Slavonic Spanish The programme focuses on the analysis of language, language use and variation, and language policy. It comprises courses on linguistics of the language of your specialisation (English, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish). In order to prepare students for a future in an enterprise or a non-profit organisation in an international context, they may combine courses in linguistics with an elective course from the European Studies programme and/or an internship. Degree certificate Language and Society is an accredited degree programme of Linguistics. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Linguistics and the title Master of Arts (MA). The Master's in Language and Society does not give access to a post-Master teacher training programme. Career prospects Graduates will be able to pursue a career in translation, education, publishing, journalism, media, communications, the civil service, consultancy, insurance companies, or the information technology sector. Graduates can also go on to a PhD programme at the UvA, another Dutch university or a university abroad. When pursuing an academic career, it is advisable to discuss the possibility of joining the two-year Research Master's in Linguistics at the UvA. [-]

Master in Humanities: Linguistics (Research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Research Master’s in Linguistics is a two-year programme which will enable you to develop into a professional researcher. The programme deals with linguistics... [+]

Master in Linguistics (Research)

 

The Research Master’s in Linguistics is a two-year programme which will enable you to develop into a professional researcher. The programme deals with linguistics in its broadest sense. All students take a general course in the field of linguistic research in the first year. The course, appropriately called Linguistic Research, is taught by three or four lecturers, each of whom lectures on the history of research in the field of linguistics from the perspective of their own specialization and on the methods and techniques used in their individual fields. In addition, you will select an area in which you wish to specialize. During the programme, you will choose four courses from a list of available Master’s courses. You will base your choice on your own interests and the specialization that you wish to pursue. Our areas of expertise include not only phonology and syntax but also subjects such as textual and/or genre analysis, anthropological linguistics, applied linguistics, and sociolinguistics. The programme is taught in English.... [-]


Master in Classices & Ancient Civilizaitons: Ancient studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from... [+]

Master in Ancient studies

 

The Master’s programme Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from an archaeological or literary vantage point. At Ancient Studies you learn to use that which is necessary, be it Ancient History, Archaeology, Ancient Languages or Philosophy. An ideal situation if you consider yourself both an historian and archaeologist, and want to view literature as a product of society.Questions you come across are, for example: Rome was an ethnic melting pot during imperial times. How did classical poets react to this, and can traces of this ethnic intermingling be found in studies of living conditions and artistic expressions? There are a lot of texts about dreams originating from the classical world (from Mesopotamia to Rome and Byzantium). Can we learn more about the people of antiquity by studying these dreams? And what is the influence of Latin literature on Dutch literature? Or: For once don’t compare Homer with Virgil, but with the Gilgamesh epic.Core moduleThe core module of this degree programme is "Great Debates in Ancient Historical Studies". In this module, lecturers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam deal with a number of key themes from the field of Ancient studies that have been the subject of heated debates. You will write a paper on one of these debates. Depending on your background, you will specialize further in Ancient history and Archaeology, Latin language and culture, Greek language and culture or Mesopotamian language and culture of the first millennium B.C.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

If you would like to specialise further in Spanish literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes: [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in Spanish literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in Spanish linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Scandinavian Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Scandinavian Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in Scandinavian literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in Scandinavian linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Italian Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Italian Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in Italian literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in Italian linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in German Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in German Literature and Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in German literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in German linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in French Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master's in French Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in French literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in French linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


MA in Linguistics

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The focus is on the intricacies of language, how people learn and use it, and on the different types of variation in everyday language use. [+]

This Master's focuses on the intricacies of language, how people learn and use it, and about the different types of variation in everyday language use. Language studies at Radboud University has a strong empirical focus. You will study real language in situations where it is actually being used and only on the basis of your observations, you will formulate theories to be tested against the data. In this way you will discover the richness of language.

Programme The Master’s programme is structured as follows: Three core courses (15 EC) Two advanced courses from a choice of eight (10 EC) Colloquium Series (5 EC) Internship (10 EC) Master’s thesis (20 EC)

 

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MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. [+]

How do we learn language? How do we recognise faces? And how do we remember things? The human brain is fascinating and much still has to be discovered about it. This is why Cognitive Neuroscience has been called the discipline of the future. A discipline which - thanks to new brain imaging techniques - has made enormous progress. If you want to be in the front line of scientific research then Radboud University is the place to be. A concentration of top scientists from all over the world, combined with state-of-the-art technology, has resulted in an environment in which the brain is revealing it secrets.

Unique approach

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. It is precisely here – at the interface between disciplines – that discoveries are made that lead to new insights. This is the secret of our success and the reason for our excellent international reputation.... [-]

Master of Arts (MA) in Slavonic Languages and Cultures

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-year Master's programme in Slavonic Languages and Cultures offers a unique combination of specialised and general courses covering a wide range of topics from four major Slavonic... [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Slavonic Languages and Cultures

 

The one-year Master's programme in Slavonic Languages and Cultures offers a unique combination of specialised and general courses covering a wide range of topics from four major Slavonic traditions: the Russian, Czech, Polish and Serbian/Croatian. The professors and lecturers are all well‑known specialists.

 

 

Studying Slavonic Languages and Cultures at the University of Amsterdam

Slavonic Languages and Cultures at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has a long-standing tradition in both literary scholarship and linguistics. The programme has also produced a number of well‑known literary translators and lexicographers.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in English Language and Culture: English Language

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

English Language is a track of the MA in English Language and Culture. This master’s programme has been legally accredited by the Dutch government. The University of Amsterdam's (UvA) English Department ... [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in English Language and Culture, track English Language

In the past, most of the attention within 'English language and linguistics' went to the philological (or diachronic) aspects of language (which are fascinating in a language dating from the early Middle Ages and which has changed so much).However today, the focus has shifted toward synchronic data on linguistic variation and the socio-cultural circumstances under which language is used. Special attention is given to theoretical models explaining how we learn and use language and what causes it to change.

 

 

Studying English Language at the University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam's (UvA) English Department maintains a balanced approach to English literature and linguistics. New staff members are appointed with a view to enhancing our range of intellectual capability rather than that of our theoretical conformity. This inevitably results in lively classes (and staff meetings) and a stimulating intellectual environment. Master's level courses explore the space beyond formal and disciplinary boundaries, together with the overlap between not only various methodologies, theories, historical periods and social spaces but also between language and literature.... [-]