MA in Linguistics (research)

University of Groningen

Program Description

MA in Linguistics (research)

University of Groningen

University of Groningen

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

Language can be studied in many ways. You can, for example, analyse 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.

Programme options

Clinical Linguistics (EMCL+) (track)

How is language stored in the brain? What effects can brain damage have on our ability to use language? And why do some children have difficulty learning a language? Find it out in this track.

The two-year international Research Master's track in Clinical Linguistics is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundus programme in Clinical Linguistics, EMCL+. EMCL+ is an integrated two-year Master's programme offered jointly by a consortium of the Universities of Groningen (NL), Potsdam (DE) and Eastern Finland (FI) and 15 associated partners from the academic, R&D, and clinical sector, finishing with a joint MSc degree from the three institutions. It is a full-time interdisciplinary and transnational university programme at the Masters level, providing integrated training in neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and clinical linguistics.

The regular study period is 24 months. It consists of 4 semesters; 3 teaching semesters and a fourth semester to finish the internship and masters thesis. After finishing this track you will receive a joint degree.

Most recent information on the EMCL + programme can be found at: emcl.eu

Language and Communication Technologies (track)

How do we cope with the information overload of modern media? What is the best way to collect data in a multilingual environment? Find out in this international Double Degree track.

The track in Language and Communication Technologies combines Theoretical Linguistics and Computer Science. You will study language technology in a multi-lingual setting.

The two-year training is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundus programme. The first year you will start in Groningen. You will finish the track with a stay at one of our partner universities in the second year. After completing the programme, you will receive two Master's degrees: a degree in Linguistics in Groningen and a second Master's degree depending on the partner university you chose to stay at.

The track consists of compulsory and optional courses. In this way, you can design the programme to fit your interests. In addition, you will do a research project and write a Master's thesis.

Language and Communication Technologies is an Erasmus Mundus programme.

Language and Cognition (track)

How is language stored in the brain? How do we acquire a foreign language? Is it possible to forget your mother tongue? Which factors play a role in effective communication?

Language and Cognition is a selective two-year Research Master's program that prepares you for entry into a related PhD program, or other research positions. The program offers a unique combination of neuro- and psycholinguistics, theoretical linguistics, developmental linguistics, computational linguistics and communications science. The key focus of the Research Master's program is on the cognitive aspects and processes underlying human language – and their interaction, which is the focus area of excellent, multidisciplinary research carried out in the Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) and the Groningen Research School for Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN).

The program is meant for talented students from all over the world 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 development, and language processing. Are you curious if you are eligible for the Research Master's program? Check the entry requirements.

Master's Honours Programme (honours program)

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Admission requirements

Specific requirements More information
language test Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). ERK level B2 (preferably 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.
written request No further information
other admission requirements Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on an evaluation of degree certificates, individual results and the thesis or paper.

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Programme form
EU/EEA 2018-2019 €2060 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2018-2019 €11400 full-time

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
EU/EEA students 01 May 2018 01 September 2018
non-EU/EEA students 01 May 2018 01 September 2018

Job prospects

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

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 21, 2018
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24 months
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11,400 EUR
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Netherlands - Groningen, Groningen
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