Language and Cognition

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
How is language stored in the brain? How do we acquire a foreign language? How can we explain patterns of language use in terms of underlying structures, and also the role of language in society?

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60817
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track

The Language and Cognition program offers training in linguistics which reflects the areas of expertise among linguists at the University of Groningen. In addition to required courses, which cover core areas of the discipline, students may choose from courses in neuro- and psycholinguistics, theoretical linguistics, developmental linguistics, computational linguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics and communication studies. These are the focus areas 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 do research in the field of Linguistics. After finishing the degree, you will have acquired essential research skills and fundamental knowledge of linguistic analysis, language development, and language processing. This program is a selective admission two-year Research Master's program that prepares you for entry into a related PhD program, or other research positions.

Are you curious if you are eligible for the Research Master's program? Check the entry requirements. While admission for the second semester is possible, we advise most students to begin in the fall so that they can follow the course sequence with their cohort.

Waarom aan de RUG?

Why choose us?
  • The program is research-focused, reflecting the specializations of the staff in the Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) and the Groningen Research School for Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN)
  • Our lecturers are internationally recognised as experts in their fields
  • A Research Training module offers you the opportunity for hands-on research experience in your first year of study
  • A research internship (25 ECTS) in the second year can be used to work w

Studieprogramma

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1e jaar
periode
1234
Other electives from Master's Programs keuzevak
Linguistic Analysis
10 EC
Writing: Context, Process, Text keuzevak
10 EC
Research Training 2 keuzevak
5 EC
Research Training 1 keuzevak
5 EC
Language Development keuzevak
10 EC
Discourse Analysis keuzevak
10 EC
Basic Statistics
5 EC
Corpus Linguistics
5 EC
Designing your Research Project
5 EC
Seminar/Summer School/Winter School 1
5 EC
Designing your Research Project
10 EC
Debates in Linguistics keuzevak
10 EC
Methodology and Statistics for Linguistic Research keuzevak
10 EC
Language, Brain and Cognition keuzevak
10 EC
2e jaar
periode
1234
Research Master Placement Linguistics stage
20 EC
Seminar/Summer School/Winter School 2
5 EC
Research Master Thesis Linguistics afstuderen
30 EC

specialisaties

specialisatie Master's placement

A placement is a fixed component of this Master's track.

It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Office for Student Affairs can offer help with this where necessary.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet25% zelfstudie
50% theorie
25% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
literature study, internship, research, research project, research proposal, lecture, portfolio, group discussion, self evaluation, individual assignment, integration module
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.
study abroad
Students have the opportunity to choose an internship location abroad or at the University of Groningen.
Students have followed their internship/courses at the following locations:
  • Sociolinguistics Research Lab (SLRL), University of Victoria (BC, Canada)
  • Brain and Cognition Lab, University of California (UCSD) (San Diego, USA)
  • University of North Carolina (USA)
  • Bilingualism & Language Development (BiLD) lab, State College, Penn State University (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • CUNY Graduate Center (New York, USA)
  • Laboratory for developmental studies, Harvard University (Boston, USA)
  • Digital Pebble Ltd, University of Bristol (UK)
  • University of York (UK)
  • University of Southampton (UK)
  • Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Centre Language and Education (Leuven, Belgium)
  • Laboratoire des Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique (Paris, France)
  • Saarland University (Saarbrücken, Germany)
  • Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Leipzig, Germany)
  • Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (Berlin, Germany)
  • Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki (Finland)


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 2021

aanmelding deadline : 15 oktober 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 2143 (€1072 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 13500

1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2021
collegegeld nog niet bekend

toelatingseisen

cijferlijst
Excellent academic record.

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
BA degree in:

  • a modern European language and culture study
  • Communication- and Information Science
  • Humanities Computing/Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Speech and Hearing
  • other related fields

reference letter
Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

motivatiebrief
A statement of motivation and a writing sample

estimated monthly costs

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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

68 studenten volgen deze opleiding
76% daarvan is vrouw
31 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
74% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

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

Research Master's Student Patty Huijbers About Her Research Assistants Programme

Nora Jamoulle
Language and Cognition was, to me, the perfect program as it balances the theoretical aspect of linguistics and the cognitive one

Hi, my name is Nora and I am from Belgium! I am a research master student of Language and Cognition at the University of Groningen. My main interests are music, language/speech disorders and learning disabilities. Next to my studies I have been involved in the Speech Lab Groningen led by Martijn Wieling. In my free time, I love to travel, cook, learning new languages and I am also a singer-songwriter.

Why Language and Cognition?I first pursued a bachelor in Literature and Modern languages and then a master in Linguistics...
After a couple of internships, I knew I wanted to apply for a master in research to be able to gain more knowledge in this domain. Language and Cognition was, to me, the perfect program as it balances the theoretical aspect of linguistics and the cognitive one. The possibility to choose my own courses and tailor a program to my needs convinced me to apply for this program. Additionally, the system of papers and presentations based on topic chosen by the student made me realize I could focus on what I truly wanted to learn. The research internship also seemed like an incredible opportunity I did not want to pass on.Read more about Nora Jamoulle and why she chose to study Language and Cognition in Groningen!Questions? Send Nora an e-mail!


lees verder ...
Marja 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. And I have never regretted my decision...
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.


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

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Language and Cognition
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
31 eerstejaars
74% vrouw
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Taalwetenschappen
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€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
31 eerstejaars
74% vrouw
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3/7 RUG
Language and Communication Technologies (Double Degree Programme)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
31 eerstejaars
74% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/7 RUG
Clinical Linguistics / EMCL
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
31 eerstejaars
74% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/7 Universiteit Leiden
Linguistics (Research)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
44 eerstejaars
61% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/7 UU
Linguistics
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
26 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
7/7 Amsterdam UVA
Linguistics (research MA)
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
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studiefaciliteiten3.93.9
studielast3.43.3
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Language and Cognition aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 16 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.6 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After graduation, you are well prepared for a career in research. In fact, this track is an ideal stepping stone to a PhD position at a university. You can conduct research in Linguistics, such as Neuro- or Clinical Linguistics, Language Development or Theoretical Linguistics. Other options are Speech Technology, and Communication and Computer Linguistics.

During the Research Master's programme in Linguistics you will acquire a wide-ranging set of skills useful in a wide range of domains. These include:

  • Analytical skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Writing skills
  • Methodological skills
  • Statistical skills
  • Corpus analysis
  • Experimental design
  • Working in a team


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Contact

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Nadja Zadorina MA

coordinator: for all questions regarding application

Penny Heisterkamp

Master Ambassador

Prof. Dr. Janet Fuller

Director of Studies

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