Multilingualism

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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We live in a world where multilingualism is the norm and monolingualism the exception. How do we deal with the challenges that this brings with it for the individual, for society and for institutions?

There's no doubt that multilingualism has important implications for communication, identity, social and cultural integration, development and education.

With its world-leading expertise in the fields of cognition, society and language the University of Groningen now offers a one-year Master's track in Multilingualism in co-operation with University Campus Fryslan (UCF) and NHL University of Applied Sciences.

The Multilingualism Master's track is unique in combining teaching of many societal, individual, educational, cultural and historical aspects of multilingualism with a practical, research-driven approach.

Students learn to deal with day-to-day issues such as helping companies overcome communication problems, design language policies or give schools advice on how best to teach children with foreign language backgrounds. They receive a MA degree in Linguistics.

The challenging Master's track in Multilingualism is situated in the picturesque town of Leeuwarden, capital of the officially multilingual province Fryslân in the Netherlands. Frisian is the second official language of the country. This setting allows students immediate access to a multilingual laboratory.


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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA Taalwetenschappen
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60815
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma
Language and Thought
Studying Multilingualism in Friesland

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

  • Not taught in Groningen but in the wonderful city of Leeuwarden (nomination European Cultural Capital 2018)
  • Easy access to multilingual communities for research
  • Excellent combination of knowledge of multilingualism and practical research skills
  • Truly international environment
  • Career perspectives for enterprising minds

Studieprogramma

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opbouwCheck out the content of the courses on Ocasys: https://www.rug.nl/let/courses-ma-linguistics

periode
1234
Research Methodology
5 EC
Sociolinguistics: The Multilingual Community
5 EC
Minority Languages: The Case of Frisian
5 EC
Psycholinguistics: The Multilingual Mind
5 EC
The Multilingual School
5 EC
Ma Thesis Multilingualism afstuderen
20 EC
Language and Cultural History keuzevak
10 EC
Internship keuzevak stage
10 EC
Language Planning and Policy keuzevak
10 EC

specialisaties

specialisatie Master's placement

During this Master's track, you can follow a placement for ECTS credit points.

It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Mobility Office can offer help with this where necessary. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet40% zelfstudie
50% theorie
10% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
case study, research project, excursion, tutorial, group discussion, individual assignment, self study
study guidance
If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.
exchange programs
  • The University of the Basque Country European Master in Multilingualism and Education - Spanje
    In bilingual communities like the Basque Country there is a trend towards multilingual education. This includes the teaching as a subject of various languages, but also their use as medium of instruction at different levels of education, including the university level. The study of multilingualism has progressed a lot in the last years. Important links have been discovered between processes of acquisition and use of languages in educational contexts. Theoretical approaches such as dynamic systems or the holistic approach to multicompetence have stimulated new research and the application of innovative research methods. In the European context there is an increase in the number of multilingual school programs and this creates an important need in the training of researchers. The European Master in Multilingualism and Education (EMME) addresses this need by offering high level research training.
honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Programme

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2017
aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11400
1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11400
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelatingseisen

taaltoets
This is an international Master's track, taught completely in English. We may ask prospective students to submit their scores from an English proficiency test as part of their application procedure.

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). ERK level B2 (preferably C1). Students who gained a bachelor's degree certificate from an English-taught degree programme, will automatically meet the language requirements.

vooropleiding
Students who have a bachelor's degree from a university in the Netherlands are eligible for enrolment if they have completed modules in linguistics as part of their degree.

These students can enrol in Studielink.nl and then get in touch with us to receive an admission letter. This admission letter must be taken to the Student Desk of the Faculty of Arts (http://www.rug.nl/let/organization/diensten-en-voorzieningen/bureau-studentzaken/) where a Declaration of Admissions to Final Exams (VTAE) must be filled in to complete the enrolment.

Students from other backgrounds (such as other Arts degrees, or degrees in the Social Sciences or Law) are also very welcome to apply to the programme. Please get in touch with the programme coordinator to determine whether you need to complete a pre-master programme before enrolling.

reference letter
We may ask students for a reference letter to determine whether they fit the profile of the MA.

motivatiebrief
We may ask students for a motivational letter to determine whether they fit the profile of the MA.

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 150studiematerialenper jaar

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

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27868 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
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studievereniging

Tw!st
TW!ST is the study association for students of Linguistics in Groningen.
Since it started in 2005, TW!ST has been encouraging students to get to know each other both in and outside the lecture halls. The association organizes trips to language research institutes, symposiums and lectures, and other activities including an introduction camp, drinks and dinner parties and a gala. We also provide our members with study material at discount prices.
Skanamodu
Skanomodu is the study association for Frisian and Dutch-speaking students of Frisian Language and Culture. The association organizes various monthly activities, including Frisian sports, excursions and lectures.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Sophie Gruhn
In the future I would like to develop language tests and educational material for multilingual children

Multilingualism is a very recent development in our society and it is no longer exceptional to speak several languages. We need to make adaptations in the field of language policy and education, we need to better protect language minorities, and we need new research about language change and variation. These are just a few examples of the fields you can specialize in during this Master's track.

I chose to do a Master’s track abroad because I wanted to seize the opportunity get to know another language and culture, as well as to improve my English...
This course unit is a bit different in that every week we have an excursion and some practical work to do. For example, we conducted a survey at the NHL in Leeuwarden and asked students about their attitudes towards Frisian, and another time we analysed the distribution of different languages in a street in Leeuwarden.
One of the best things about the programme is that you can combine your thesis with a placement, which gives you the chance to make an initial connection with the companies you would like to work with after your studies.


lees verder ...
Master's Ambassador Bianca Dijkstra
The courses are quite interactive, which often leads to great discussions within class, thanks to the highly skilled professors

The first time that I read about this Master I was interested straight away, and after attending the last year's Master's Event I was hooked. I signed up as ‘Student for a Day’ just to be sure, and afterwards decided to go for it. So far, the Master has definitely lived up to my expectations, and beyond!
A deep and lively understanding
First of all, the courses are really interesting, based upon the latest theories, and also highly relevant for today's society...
As a result, within the classes there is a culture that stimulates people to actively participate, which leads to an even deeper and livelier understanding of the material, and a highly motivated environment.
Most classes apply a continuous assessment method of examination. This has several plusses; you are able to explore several aspects of the subject on hand, and you have a certain degree of freedom to incorporate the topics which interest you. Also, there is a real appreciation of originality which is great for creativity.
Read more about Bianca and why she chose to study Multilingualism in Groningen.
Questions? Send Bianca an email: b.e.dijkstra.2@student.rug.nl


lees verder ...

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Studentoordelen

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In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Multilingualism aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 39 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

With your MA-degree you could become a policy consultant, or an advisor to national and international governmental organizations and NGOs. You could also become an expert on how to deal with multilingualism in education, or on how to approach language planning for governments.
Upon graduation students hold a (60 ECTS) MA degree in Linguistics with a track in Multilingualism from the University of Groningen. A student's career after that depends on the kind of person they are. The field of multilingualism is open for enterprising minds. Being one of the main challenges in a globalizing world multilingualism creates many issues, situations and problems that can be solved only by experts.

Linguistics is a field of science that is becoming increasingly important to other fields. Language is central to the study of human behaviour and activities. A degree in Linguistics can therefore also see you into a career in related fields such psychology, sociology, computer science or education sciences. Many of the skills you are taught in an MA in Linguistics are transferable. You will probably find that your analytical competence, ability to write, as well as your capacity to solve problems will significantly improve after studying towards an MA degree.

We advice our students to complete an internship in the field of their interest. In term one of the MA a career class is organised with more information.

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Contact

Nanna Hilton

Course co-ordinator

Admissions Office
Master's Ambassador Bianca Dijkstra
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