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Linguistics

Utrecht University

24 months
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17280 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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About

The Linguistics programme at Utrecht University satisfies your curiosity to know more about the way language is processed in the brain and how we use it. The key focus of the Research Master’s programme in Linguistics is on the cognitive faculties underlying human language, and their interaction.

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Overview

The Linguistics  programme at Utrecht University  brings together students from all over the world who combine their unique talents and backgrounds with a shared interest in languages, and the way language is embedded in human cognition.

Theory driven empirical research 

The programme offers a broad focus on:

  • theoretical linguistics (phonology, syntax, semantics)
  • psycholinguistics (language acquisition, language processing)
  • language use (discourse studies, bilingualism, phonetics, historical linguistics)

You will acquire a solid background in all three domains, and then choose a series of elective courses in order to specialise in one area. You will receive training in empirical, computational, and experimental methodology, and you will practice designing, planning, and carrying out a research project during your internship and thesis work.

Career Prospects

The Research Master’s programme Linguistics prepares you for a broad range of jobs inside and outside academia that require academic skills, research methodology and advanced knowledge in the field of linguistics. 

Graduates of the programme are highly eligible to operate in the international field of linguistics research and to obtain PhD positions in the Netherlands or abroad.

If you decide not to embark on an academic career, you are fully equipped to apply for junior positions where specialised knowledge, research abilities, and insight into the structure of language and its use are relevant. For example:

  • a traineeship in the field of language technology (speech recognition, text-to-speech)
  • an advisory position in first- and second-language teaching and policy making
  • a teaching position in higher education
  • a junior project research position in industry
  • an assistant position in experimental and computational lab

After successfully completing the Linguistic Master’s programme, you are able to pursue an academic career and apply to a PhD programme either at Utrecht University or elsewhere. During the programme, you will work on a research proposal that may be used in PhD applications or easily be adapted to such applications.

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Methods in Linguistics 
  • Foundations of Sound Patterns 
  • Language and it's structure: Syntax
  • Ma Rotation 
  • Term Paper and Research Skills Seminar 
  • Foundations of Acquisition 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You will be considered for admission to the Research Master’s programme in Linguistics if you can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight, and skills:

  • You are able to interpret and apply complex theories in the field of Linguistics, as demonstrated by:
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, Language and Culture, Liberal Arts, Communication, or Cognitive Science with a major in Linguistics, or a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to Linguistics (Psychology, Education, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, etc.).
    • Minimally 45 EC of linguistics courses and/or coursework supportive of linguistics research of which 22.5 EC should be at an advanced level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17280 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17280 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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