In the Linguistics and Communication programme of the University of Amsterdam, you will study language and communication from various theoretical perspectives, including generative grammar, functional discourse grammar, optimality theory, neural networks, argumentation theory, rhetoric and discourse theory.
You will be taught to understand the value of these different theoretical approaches in analysing linguistic problems. The programme boasts an open, constructive atmosphere, in which you are trained to look beyond your own particular field of expertise.
Why study Linguistics and Communication at the UvA?
- Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam has been ranking highest in continental Europe in the QS World University Rankings by Subject since 2012.
- The emphasis on a multi-disciplinary, multi-theoretical, complementary approach to linguistics is unique to this programme.
- Besides developing your academic skills, you will also receive training in soft skills such as data management and presentation, the writing of abstracts and proposals, CV composition, job application, and the organisation of an alumni event.
- Perspectives on Language and Communication
- Statistics in Linguistics
- Phonetics-Phonology Interface
- Syntax-Semantics Interface
- Language Acquisition and Disorders
- Sign Linguistics
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- A/3.6 (American system)
- 2.1 HONS (an upper second class honours degree in the British system)
- B (ECTS-system)
- 7.5 (Dutch system)
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in the humanities or social sciences with a minimum of 30 ECTS (equivalent to a full-time semester of academic studies) taken in the field of Linguistics, Communication and Information Science or a language
- Although a background in the aforementioned fields is recommended and preferred, students with a Bachelor's in other disciplines requiring strong analytical skills, such as psychology or mathematics, are encouraged to apply as well
- In this case, a personal interview may be part of the selection process, which will help us establish your capacity to successfully participate in the programme
- GPA of at least A/3.6 (American system), 2.1 HONS (an upper second class honours degree in the British system), B (ECTS-system), 7.5 (Dutch system)
- English language requirements
International16060 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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