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A unique Master's specialisation, focused on empirical research into language and communication. Topics include miscommunication, language components and understanding other languages.

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typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
Whenever we use language – whether it's written or spoken – we're communicating. How does this work, and how and why does miscommunication occur? How does language fit together and how do we learn to understand each other? The research Master's programme in Linguistics and Communication Sciences offers a multidisciplinary perspective on how the fields of linguistics and communication studies complement one another. This approach is unique in the Netherlands.

This research Master's programme focuses strongly on empirical research. You'll study real language in real-life situations and use your observations to develop possible theories. Later, you'll test these theories against everyday reality. In this way, you'll discover the richness of both language and communication and be well prepared to conduct original research on language related issues.

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

  • Radboud University offers this programme jointly with Tilburg University, so that our students can learn from and work alongside a large number of specialists
  • The programme is designed so that you can develop a unique professional profile by specialising in an area that meets your interests and research ambitions
  • You'll gain hands-on research experience, while you'll also develop various research skills
  • You'll be part of a selected group of highly motivated national and international stu


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opbouwIn the first semester of the first year you will have the opportunity to explore various fields of research in language and communication, after which you choose a specialisation. Many of the courses are designed specifically to enhance your research skills while allowing you to select from many specialisation courses, e.g. Language Processing and Acquisition; Language and Speech Technology; Communication and language behaviour.
1e jaar
Skills/methods elective
3 EC
Foundations of Language and Communication
6 EC
Statistics and Experimental Methods I
3 EC
Term Paper
6 EC
Specialisation courses
12 EC
Specialisation courses
12 EC
Skills/methods elective
6 EC
Research Orientation
3 EC
Lab Rotation I
6 EC
Statistics and Experimental Methods 2
3 EC
2e jaar
Lab Rotation II
9 EC
6 EC
Skills/methods elective
3 EC
Specialisation course
6 EC
Grant Proposal Writing
6 EC
Master's thesis afstuderen
30 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet20% zelfstudie
50% theorie
30% praktijk
group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, laboratory work, literature study, research, research project, research proposal, seminar, tutorial, working group, self study
The main focus of the Master's specialisation in Language and Communication is on empirical research and academic writing, preparing you for a career in research. This means following a PhD, or obtaining research positions at universities. At the same time the Master's programme can prepare you to work in research and management positions in businesses, (non-profit) organisations, the educational sector and with the government (e.g. the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science).

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2021

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Your average grade during the second and third years of your BA studies has to have been at least a 7.5 and your Bachelor's thesis had to have received a grade of at least 8.0.

Sufficient talent for scientific research, as demonstrated in your Bachelor's thesis or in a dedicated research proposal.

A completed Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, such as Communication Studies, Linguistics, or in a modern language.

reference letter
A letter of recommendation from your BA thesis supervisor (or another teacher) should be sent by her/him or presented in a sealed envelope


studie kosten
bron: Radboud Universiteit
bedrag kostenpost
€ 500studiematerialenper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
315kamerhuur in Nijmegenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1183totale 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.

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Studenten en studentenleven


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20442 studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit
57% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Nijmegen

41385studenten studerend
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20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
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Linguistics and Communication Sciences (research)
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3/3 Tilburg University
Research Master in Linguistics and Communication Sciences
€ 253 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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The primary goal of the programme is academic training, which makes it ideal for those wishing to embark on a research career, for example by taking a PhD. But it also caters for the growing demand from the public and private sectors for people with academic insight and research skills.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Many graduates will join research groups in the public and private sector. These may address a wide range of topics such as advanced Internet and enhancing professional communication in an international context.


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