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Linguistics (research MA)

Degree type
MA
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
24 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO, NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Amsterdam

Program description

The Research Master's programme Linguistics gives students the opportunity to specialise in a wide range of linguistic sub-disciplines.

In addition, the Research Master's in Linguistics devotes serious attention to methodological issues, and aims at theory formation through the analysis of large data sets. All courses are taught in English or, in the case of language-specific courses, in the given language. The University of Amsterdam is home to specialists in all the important sub-areas of linguistics. The rMA in Linguistics is coordinated by the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC). The programme capitalises on this potential by covering a variety of areas, including: research in Creole studies, discourse analysis, functional grammar, generative grammar, language and speech development and pathology, language typology, language variation and change, phonetics, second language acquisition, semantics and sign linguistics. The University is rich in terms of the languages and language families covered in linguistic research and teaching. Linguistics seminars are taught on Arabic, Dutch (including Dutch as a Second Language), English, French, German, Greek (Classical and modern), Italian, Latin, Scandinavian, Slavonic and Spanish.

Admission requirements

Previous education

The Research Master’s in Linguistics is open to all students with a Bachelor’s diploma from the UvA, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in:
- Linguistics
- Dutch Studies
The level of the Bachelor's diploma from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Examinations Board).
Prospective students with Bachelor’s degrees (university) other than those mentioned above can nonetheless apply for admission to the programme. The Examinations Board will in such cases take a look at the content of the prospective student’s Bachelor programme, his/her study results and general motivation.
Linguistics is a research programme, which means that it is meant for students with strong academic interests. This is the principle reason why the UvA follows a selection process. During the process, the university’s selections committee scrutinises the content of a student’s Bachelor programme, his/her study results (for research programmes an average grade of 7.5 is mandatory), Bachelor's thesis and general motivation.

Previous education

The Research Master's in Linguistics is open to all students with a Bachelor's diploma from the UvA, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in:
- Linguistics
- Dutch Studies
The level of the Bachelor's diploma from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Examinations Board).
Prospective students with Bachelor’s degrees (university) other than those mentioned above can nonetheless apply for admission to the programme. The Examinations Board will in such cases take a look at the content of the prospective student’s Bachelor programme, his/her study results and general motivation.

Grade average

- A/3.8 (American system)
- 2.1 HONS (an upper second class honours degree in the British system)
- B (ECTS-system)/ 7.5 (Dutch system)

Written request

Aanmelden voor dit programma kan via de website van de Graduate School of Humanities (www.gsh.uva.nl).

Written request

Students can apply from 1 December until 1 April by filling out the digital application form and uploading the necessary documents via the website of the Graduate School of Humanities (www.gsh.uva.nl).

Language requirements

CAE: A2, CPE: B1, IELTS overall band: 7, IELTS listening: 7, IELTS reading: 7, IELTS writing: 7, IELTS speaking: 7, TOEFL internet based: 100

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