Language is an essential tool of communication that is determined by one of the most complex cognitive processes. Understanding these processes contributes greatly to various fields of knowledge.
Language use is one of our most complex cognitive abilities. People are able to get their own messages across and to understand other people's utterances. But they also adjust their language in different situations, for example, when listening to someone with a different dialect or sociolect, when reading a novel or an e-mail, when speaking on the phone, and when chatting.
If you choose to study Linguistics in Nijmegen you will have a unique opportunity to put together your own programme. 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 the middle of a research environment where important discoveries are being made.
Within the Master's programme in Linguistics, you can choose from the following specialisations:
- Language Variation and Multilingualism (English-taught)
- Taal en spraakpathologie (Dutch-taught)
- Nederlands als Tweede Taal: Docent en Expert (Dutch-taught)
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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.
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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 (language proficiency courses, for instance, do not count). The Admission Board will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be
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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