Full time September, February MA Full-time: 1 year

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Master's specialisation in Linguistics: General Programme

The course prepares you to become a competent linguist who has an understanding of a wide array of topics ranging from how people learn and use language to how the brain processes language and how language and people influence each other.

The General Linguistics Master’s programme at Radboud University offers a wide range of advanced topics in fields as diverse as psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, second language learning, language description, language testing and linguistic diversity. All our courses offer a nice mix of theoretical and practical knowledge: courses situate insights from linguistic and language acquisition theory within the context of everyday communication and contemporary language use.

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Entry Requirements

1. A completed Bachelor's degree in Linguistics or Language
2. A proficiency in English:
a. A TOEFL score of ≥600 (paper based) or ≥100 (internet based)
b. An IELTS score of ≥7.0 and ≥6.5 (writing)
c. A Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with a grade of C or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a grade of C
d. A Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Culture from a research university


€2,168 (from EEA countries); €16,000 (from non-EEA countries).

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Dario De Falco

The programme gives you the possibility of having an experience full of various linguistic topics and fields. You are totally free to choose your specialisation according to your interests. It shapes your academic persona by challenging you in practical or theoretical research. In addition, this programme taught me to use a critical approach to research through the application of linguistic theories. This is something totally different from my previous education; it is more challenging and formative.

The atmosphere in class is friendly with a pinch of good competition, which encourages you to work harder.

There is only one mandatory course which was more demanding than the others. It is statistics. It is a fundamental course for carrying out quantitative research, and it was difficult in terms of the number of different topics studied.

I just have started to write my MA's thesis about the lexical developments in the acquisition of Indonesian as a second language by Italian students at the Bachelor level.

Linguistics is still an underrated field. Having more specialised people in this field might raise the importance of linguistics in both specific and related jobs. After my Master's degree, I would like to apply for a PhD.


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