Multilingualism

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
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?

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60815
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track

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 NHL University of Applied Sciences. The Multilingualism Master's track is situated Leeuwarden, at Campus Fryslân.

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.

Language and Thought

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • Not taught in Groningen but in the wonderful city of Leeuwarden (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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periode
1234
Essential Statistics
5 EC
The Multilingual Community
5 EC
Minority Languages: The Case of Frisian
5 EC
Language Planning and Policy
5 EC
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

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 kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 2143 (€1072 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 13500

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11700
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12500

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 2143 (€1072 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 13500

Note: it's not possible to start in February. For more information, please contact the study advisor.
toelatingseisen

taaltoets
Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills), or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 185. If you have a VWO diploma a language test is not required.

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/onze-faculteit/organisatie/diensten-en-voorzieningen/bsz) 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
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bedrag kostenpost
€ 150studiematerialenper jaar

estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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

91 studenten volgen deze opleiding
86% daarvan is vrouw
14 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
71% daarvan is vrouw
29331 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.

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 ...
Jurand Haveman
“The program is unique in its kind.”

This study focuses especially on multilingualism from a social perspective such as linguistic minorities, language change, contact linguistics and language policy and planning. Next to this, I chose this study as it focuses more on the practical sides. There are excursions to events and institutions that deal with multilingual settings and in these excursions you get to experience in which ways multiple languages are used.I chose to do this study as I think the program is unique in its kind. The program takes place in Leeuwarden, a bilingual province with multilingual practices...
I would say it is a full-time study as the pace of studying is quite high. I certainly study around 40 hours per week. However, I do not mind the workload that much as I really like the topics that we discuss in class. The program of the first semester is very fixed with the planned excursions and the weekly classes. The second semester will consist of your internship or another course at the RUG and your Master’s thesis.


lees verder ...
Master Ambassador Frank Hopwood
I am particularly interested in linguistic ideologies and the role these play in the ethno-linguistic vitality of minoritized languages

I studied Minorities and Multilingualism at the University of Groningen (RUG), and, after enjoying an intellectually stimulating BA programme, I decided to continue with the MA Multilingualism, to round off my academic education...
The rest of the week one has to dedicate to either self-study or to the completion of different assignments. As both the reading materials and the assignments are engaging this a more than enjoyable activity. During the second semester one is expected to write the master's thesis and either do an internship or choose an extra course.Read more about Frank Hopwood and why he chose to study Multilingualism in Groningen!

Questions? Send Frank an e-mail!


lees verder ...
Alexandros Balatsoukas
Amongst scholars, it is commonly said that this University promotes multicultural environments, interdisciplinarity and creative ideas and researches.

I was born in the bright city of Athens in 1993. Before my studies in Groningen, I obtained a bachelor's in Spanish Studies and a research master's degree in Intercultural Education. Since 2011, I volunteer as a teacher to migrants, people with disabilities and children from disadvantaged backgrounds. I have also participated in numerous research programmes. I am also head coach of a student basketball team at the University.

Currently, I am pursuing a master's degree in Multilingualism and Leadership...


lees verder ...

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

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Multilingualism
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
14 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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Applied Linguistics
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
14 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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Taalwetenschappen
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
14 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
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Neurolinguïstiek
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
14 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
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European Linguistics
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
14 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/23 Universiteit Leiden
Translation (from September 2019)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
69% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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7/23 Universiteit Leiden
Modern Languages (from September 2019)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
60 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/23 Universiteit Leiden
Linguistics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
110 eerstejaars
74% vrouw
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9/23 Universiteit Leiden
Linguistics (specialisation) (from September 2019)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
123 eerstejaars
73% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/23 Radboud Universiteit
General Linguistics
star Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/23 Radboud Universiteit
Taal- en Spraakpathologie
star Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
11 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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12/23 Radboud Universiteit
Docent en Expert
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
11 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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13/23 Radboud Universiteit
Language and Communication Coaching
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2016
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
11 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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Taalwetenschappen/Linguistics
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€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
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15/23 UU
Interculturele communicatie
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
52 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
16/23 UU
Meertaligheid en taalverwerving
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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17/23 Amsterdam UVA
Language and Education
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
16 eerstejaars
43% vrouw
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18/23 Amsterdam UVA
Language and Society
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
16 eerstejaars
43% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
19/23 Amsterdam UVA
Vertalen
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
16 eerstejaars
43% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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20/23 Amsterdam UVA
General Linguistics
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
16 eerstejaars
43% vrouw
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21/23 Amsterdam VU
Toegepaste taalwetenschap
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
90% Nederlandstalig
10% Engelstalig
22/23 Amsterdam VU
Text Mining
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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NAN% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
23/23 Amsterdam VU
Taaltheorie en taalbeschrijving
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NAN% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
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algemeen oordeel4.13.8
inhoud3.93.7
docenten4.13.9
studiefaciliteiten4.03.7
studielast3.83.4
studiebegeleiding3.73.5
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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Multilingualism aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 40 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 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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