Linguistics

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
Language is a central topic in cognitive science, computer science and the study of human behaviour. The research tracks of Linguistics study these fields in depth.

Language can be studied in many ways. You can, for example analyse texts or computer corpora, listen to people speak, or measure properties of sound waves in the lab. You can choose from:

All research tracks are taught in English. 

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA Taalwetenschappen (research)
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60817
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

Erkenningen
awardKeuzegids topopleiding
2017
  • Intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in small groups
  • A challenging multidisciplinary approach
  • Research Assistantships

Studieprogramma

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Online Course Catalog Ocasys: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5297

tracks

track Clinical Linguistics (EMCL+)

How is language stored in the brain? What effects can brain damage have on our ability to use language? And why do some children have difficulty learning language? Find it out in this track.

The two-year international Research Master's track in Clinical Linguistics is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundus programme in Clinical Linguistics, EMCL+. EMCL+ is an integrated two-year Master's programme offered jointly by a consortium of the Universities of Groningen (NL), Potsdam (DE) and Eastern Finland (FI) and 15 associated partners from the academic, R&D, and clinical sector, finishing with a joint Msc degree from the three institutions. It is a full-time interdisciplinary and transnational university programme at the Masters level, providing integrated training in neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and clinical linguistics.

The regular study period is 24 months. It consists of 4 semesters; 3 teaching semesters and a fourth semester to finish the internship and masters thesis. After finishing this track you will receive a joint degree.

Most recent information on the EMCL + programme can be found at: emcl.eu

track Language and Communication Technologies

How do we cope with the information overload of modern media? What is the best way to collect data in a multilingual environment? Find out in this international Double Degree track.

The track in Language and Communication Technologies combines Theoretical Linguistics and Computer Science. You will study language technology in a multi-lingual setting.

The two-year training is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundus programme. The first year you will start in Groningen. You will finish the track with a stay at one of our partner universities in the second year. After completing the programme, you will receive two Master's degrees: a degree in Linguistics in Groningen and a second Master's degree depending on the partner university you chose to stay at.

The track consists of compulsory and optional courses. In this way, you can design the programme to fit your interests. In addition, you will do a research project and write a Master's thesis.

Language and Communication Technologies is an Erasmus Mundus programme.

track Language and Cognition

How is language stored in the brain? How do we acquire a foreign language? Is it possible to forget your mother tongue? Which factors play a role in effective communication?

Language and Cognition is a selective two-year Research Master's program that prepares you for entry into a related PhD program, or other research positions. The program offers a unique combination of neuro- and psycholinguistics, theoretical linguistics, developmental linguistics, computational linguistics and communications science. The key focus of the Research Master's program is on the cognitive aspects and processes underlying human language – and their interaction, which is the focus area of excellent, multidisciplinary research carried out in the Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) and the Groningen Research School for Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN).

The program is meant for talented students from all over the world who aspire to doresearch in the field of Linguistics. After finishing the degree, you will have acquired essential research skills and fundamental knowledge of linguistics analysis, language development, and language processing. Are you curious if you are eligible for the Research Master's program? Check the entry requirements.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
40% theorie
10% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
Each Master's degree programme has a study advisor whom you can contact if you have questions or need advice about your degree programme and other study-related matters. Everything you discuss will be treated confidentially. If you have a more complex problem, for example study delay, a performance disability or if you are ill for a long time, you should contact a student counsellor.
In addition, you can also follow various courses at the Study Support section of the Student Service Centre (SSC), for example on study stress and holding presentations.

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

cijferlijst
Excellent academic record.

taaltoets
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). ERK level C1.

reference letter
Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

motivatiebrief

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

? studenten volgen deze opleiding
?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
?% daarvan is vrouw
27868 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

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.
Synthesis
Synthesis is the new study association for all Research Master students from the Faculty of Arts. Synthesis is both a social network and a platform for the academic development of young scholars. Given our shared interest in academic research, Synthesis organizes a variety of seminars, lectures and workshops about academic skills or career strategy with interesting speakers from different fields. Synthesis also aims to create and maintain an active Research Master community by organizing social activities such as drinks, dinners and fun trips. Join our Facebook group for more information

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

Vânia Aguiar
EMCL has strengthen my desire to pursuit an academic career

I decided to apply for EMCL because I aspired for a career in academia. I requested coming to UG for two semesters because I had a particular interest in aphasia, and therefore I wanted to work with Prof. Roelien Bastiaanse. That was a good decision! The city of Groningen is simply charming, and the University has impressive facilities.

As for the courses, I particularly enjoyed the research-oriented teaching methodology. By the end of the taught semesters, I did not feel stressed about coming up with my own ideas for a thesis...
I have travelled between IDEALAB partner universities in Italy, Australia and The Netherlands (Groningen), where I am supervised by internationally renowned researchers, and I have access to neuroimaging and neuromodulation techniques which I was able to use during my experiments. The fact that I had already learned about Event Related Potentials (ERPs) during EMCL, made it easier for me to address my PhD topic from different perspectives.
EMCL has strengthen my desire to pursuit an academic career. I am confident that the network that I have established and the skills that I have acquired in the past five years will be key to reach my goals.


lees verder ...
Master's Ambassador Edwige Sijyeniyo
Besides your main programme, the ReMa offers opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities such as the Research Assistant Programme

I chose to study the ReMa Language and Cognition because I got passionate about linguistics during my bachelor’s degree. From then onwards, I have always wanted to do research in linguistics. Language and Cognition stood out because it focuses on studying language in relation to brain and cognition, which is my research interest. After I finish my research master, I would like to pursue a PhD...
There is a lot of freedom in choosing the courses you would like to take. What I also like about this ReMa is that we get educated by leading researchers who are always happy to provide us with useful tips and information for our future (academic) careers. Besides your main programme, the ReMa offers opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities such as the Research Assistant Programme and there is an opportunity to do your research internship abroad. Lastly, because of the small number of students in this study, the lectures and seminars are personal and you develop a relationship with your peers and teachers which is an added bonus!
Read more about Edwige and why she chose to study Language and Cognition in Groningen.
Questions? Send Edwige an email: e.sijyeniyo@student.rug.nl


lees verder ...
Master's Student Isolde van Dorst
I really enjoy the enthusiasm and passion that the teachers have here

My name is Isolde van Dorst (21) and I am currently studying the Erasmus Mundus Language and Communication Technologies. Before this, I studied the bachelor English Language and Culture here at the University of Groningen as well.
Why Groningen?
I chose this Master's track because I was interested in linguistics (through my bachelor), but I also wanted to expand into a different direction than I was able to during my bachelor. As I already went abroad during my bachelor, I knew I would enjoy that part of this programme very much as well...
In addition, it is a high ranking university that would help me develop as a person as well as a student.
Future
After finishing my Master's track I am hoping to either get a PhD position in computational linguistics or find a job that allows me to travel as well as inspires me to continue expanding my knowledge.


lees verder ...
Patty Huijbers
Research Master's Student Patty Huijbers About Her Research Assistants Programme

Maja Curcic
PhD at the University of Amsterdam

While I was in the third year of my Bachelor's degree programme in English Linguistics in Serbia, two of my classmates did a 1-year exchange at the University of Groningen. They were so enthusiastic about everything to do with Linguistics in Groningen: the programme, the lecturers, the new things they learned.

That’s why I chose the Research Master’s in Linguistics at the University of Groningen following my Bachelor’s programme. It sounded like a great opportunity to get into the field of linguistic research...
I conducted a number of small, practical research projects, so the programme felt very interesting and dynamic, and the lecturers were always incredibly enthusiastic and ready to help. Not only was the programme itself good, I also very much enjoyed living in Groningen, a small but beautiful and vibrant student city.
I am currently studying for a PhD at the University of Amsterdam, conducting research on language learning in adults. My MA programme and the lecturers involved in it were ideal preparation for my PhD research; I rely on many research skills that I acquired in Groningen, such as critical thinking, designing experiments, analysing data from experiments and writing academic papers. I’m really grateful for all the programme taught me. Thanks to this solid foundation, a PhD doesn’t feel like a difficult undertaking. I would very much like to continue doing research in my future career, but I would also like to combine it with more applied work, such as developing new language teaching methods and materials.


lees verder ...
Dmtrijs Milajevs
PhD at Queen Mary University of London

In the final year of my bachelor studies in computer science, I decided that I wanted to do a master where I would be able to apply my knowledge about the field. When I heard about the Master's track in LCT, I applied immediately. I got in, which allowed me the possibility to stay for an other year in the city of Groningen.

What attracted me in studying at the UG, was that it is a transparant university. I could easily access course descriptions and materials. What I also liked, was that I had the possibility to take courses outside my faculty. For example in philosophy...
The student life experience in Groningen was amazing for me.
During my study, I got an internship at Paylogic (a ticketing company based in Groningen). Later, I've joined Paylogic as a backend developer and I gained a PhD position at Queen Mary University of London. Here I work on Distributional Semantics, looking at the meaning of representations of words and phrases. Currently, I am in the final year of my PhD and I am looking for postdoc positions. Who knows, maybe there will be one in Groningen!


lees verder ...

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/9 Rijksuniversiteit
Taalwetenschappen
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2017
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
20% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/9 Rijksuniversiteit
Clinical Linguistics / EMCL
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
20% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/9 Rijksuniversiteit
Language and Communication Technologies (Double Degree Programme)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
20% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/9 Rijksuniversiteit
Language and Cognition
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
20% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/9 Universiteit Leiden
Linguistics (Research)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
60% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/9 Radboud Universiteit
Language and Communication
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
7/9 Utrecht
Linguistics
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
6 eerstejaars
83% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
8/9 UvA
Linguistics (research MA)
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
9/9 Amsterdam VU
Taalwetenschappen
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel4.14.0
inhoud4.14.0
docenten4.34.1
studiefaciliteiten3.73.7
studielast43.7
studiebegeleiding4.13.6

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Linguistics aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 15 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

All research masters are good stepping-stones to a PhD position, or other research careers. Depending on your choice of programme, you are also prepared for a career in the IT industry, in speech technology, or speech and language therapy.
current job market

vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baanzeer slecht
salaris na 1,5 jaar zeer slecht
kans op een vaste baan gemiddeld
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

Potentiële beroepen

  • hoogleraar taal- en letterkunde
  • literatuuronderzoeker
  • tolk gebarentaal
  • universitair (hoofd)docent taal- en letterkunde
  • wetenschappelijk onderzoeker taal- en letterkunde
bron: UWV

Contact

Nadja Zadorina MA

coordinator: for all questions regarding application

Master's Ambassador Edwige Sijyeniyo
Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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