24 months
15100 EUR/year
2253 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Research Master's program in Language and Communication is a two-year course of study offered jointly by Tilburg University and Radboud University Nijmegen. Both universities combine leading-edge research with excellent education. This program, with its strong emphasis on empirical study, is unique in the Netherlands.

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Research Master in Language and Communication offered by Tilburg University in short

You will integrate in one of the research groups in Tilburg or Nijmegen, specializing in your area of interest.

  • Profit from over fifteen years of collaboration in the Centre for Language Studies (CLS), a current partnership between the Tilburg School of Humanities and the Radboud Faculty of Arts. CLS is closely linked to the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) and the Baby Research Centre.
  • Excellent guidance by scientific tutors at the beginning of the program. They advise you on how to get your individual desired training program and the research facilities you need.
  • For Research Master's students Language and Communication of Tilburg University's Graduate School of Humanities, there is a facilities budget available for international conference visits, research projects or to cover traveling costs on the basis of declarations and educational costs to a maximum of €500.

Career prospects

The main focus of this Research Master’s program is on academic training, which makes it ideal for those wishing to embark on a career in academic research. Besides research positions at universities, there are research and management positions which require extensive research skills but not a PhD degree, for example in businesses, at (non-) profit organizations, in the educational sector and at government institutions (e.g., the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science).

Graduates work or start for example as:

  • Postdoc Researcher at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven 
  • PhD at University of Freiburg
  • Research Assistant at University of Cambridge 
  • Business Analyst at Royal Dutch Shell 
  • PhD at the University of Vienna
  • Labor market researcher at Intelligence Group 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Language and Communication 
  • Research Orientation 
  • Statistics and Experimental Methods 
  • Lab Rotation 
  • Term Paper ReMa 
  • Writing Grant Proposals
  • Valorisation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You need to have completed an undergraduate program in the relevant field with excellent grades (7.5 out of 10 according to the Dutch Grading System) or will complete an undergraduate program before the end of the academic year.
  • You have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with an average score of 7.5 (out of 10) on your preliminary examinations in the second and third years of your completed Bachelor's program
  • Or, you have a Master's degree in a relevant discipline with an average score of 7.5 (out of 10) on your preliminary examinations of your completed Master's program and a minimum score of 8 on your final Master's thesis, or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15100 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2253 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2253 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Partner Scholarships Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD)
  • Tuition fee waiver (25%) for non-EU students of partner universities of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences.

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