MA in Linguistics (Research)

General

Program Description

University of Groningen

Language is a central topic in cognitive science, computer science and the study of human behavior. The research tracks of Linguistics study these fields in depth.

Language can be studied in many ways. You can, for example, analyze texts or computer corpora, listen to people speak, or measure properties of sound waves in the lab. You can choose from:

  • Language and Cognition
  • Clinical Linguistics (EMCL+)
  • Language and Communication Technologies

All research tracks are taught in English.

Why study this program in Groningen?

  • Intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in small groups
  • A challenging multidisciplinary approach
  • Research Assistantships

Program

Year 1

Program options

  • Clinical Linguistics (EMCL+) (track)
  • Language and Communication Technologies (track)
  • Language and Cognition (track)
  • Master's Honors Program (honors program)

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Dutch diploma

Specific requirements More information
Grade list

Excellent academic record.

Language test

Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills), or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1. If you have a VWO diploma a language test is not required.

Reference letter

Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

Other admission requirements

Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on an evaluation of degree certificates, individual results, and the thesis or paper.

International diploma

Specific requirements More information
Grade list

Excellent academic record.

Language test

Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills), or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1.

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
Reference letter

Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

Other admission requirements

Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on an evaluation of degree certificates, individual results, and the thesis or paper.

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
Dutch students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

EU/EEA students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

non-EU/EEA students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Program form
EU/EEA 2019-2020 € 2083 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2019-2020 € 12500 full-time
EU/EEA 2020-2021 € 2143 full-time

Job prospects

All research masters are good stepping-stones to a Ph.D. position or other research careers. Depending on your choice of program, you are also prepared for a career in the IT industry, in speech technology, clinical linguistics or speech, and language therapy.

Research

Research institute CLCG

The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) is a research institute within the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen. It is the institutional home for all the linguistic research carried out within the faculty. Within the CLCG there are four different research groups:

  • Computational linguistics
  • Discourse and Communication
  • Neurolinguistics and Language Development
  • Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics
Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

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