Language Variation and Multilingualism
The general Linguistics specialisation covers the ground of Linguistics using theoretical and empirical work: from the description of languages to changes in languages; from phonology to pragmatics.
If you choose to study Linguistics in Nijmegen you will have a unique opportunity to put together your own programme. With the exception of your thesis, all subjects are optional. You can choose from a wide range of interesting advanced topics in fields as diverse as psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, second language learning, language description and linguistic diversity. You will be working closely with top researchers. In fact, you will be in the middle of a research environment where important discoveries are being made and the chances are that you will be involved in some of them.
We really take care of our students and pay special attention to the (practical) needs of international students. We have a lot of experience with students from all over the world coming here to study and we help you to hit the ground running. The courses are very intensive and you will learn a great deal in one year. You can also expect to 'grow' academically. There are great opportunities for internships at leading institutes in the Netherlands.
Linguistics is taught at a very high level in Nijmegen, and we are known for our excellent teaching and research.
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Master of Arts
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits. The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits are equivalent to the workload of full-time student during one academic year.
No Numerus Fixus
Without numerus fixus.
Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
You are admissible if you have a completed a completed Bachelor's degree from a Research University in Linguistics or a specific language such as German or Dutch. Students with a Bachelor's degree in Communication and Information Studies can also apply, provided they have successfully completed at least 30 EC worth of real linguistics courses
Requirements: a TOEFL score of ≥100 (internet based) and all subscores ≥22; an IELTS score of ≥7.0, subscores ≥ 6.5; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Cambridge C1 advanced or C2 Proficiency with a mark of C or higher. The following students do not need to provide language test results: students with a Bachelor's Degree from a Research University in The Netherlands, Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New-Zealand, United
In order to take part in the programme, you need to have fluency in English, both written and spoken. Requirements: a TOEFL score of ≥100 (internet based) and all subscores ≥22; an IELTS score of ≥7.0, subscores ≥ 6.5; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Cambridge C1 advanced or C2 Proficiency with a mark of C or higher.
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
- IELTS overall band
- TOEFL internet based
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The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
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The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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