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MA - Linguistics


Utrecht University Humanities

Full time See Course MA 2 years full time

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COGNITIVE FACULTIES UNDERLYING HUMAN LANGUAGE

How do we acquire language? How is it processed in the brain? How do we use it? The very fact that we have and use languages is part of what makes us human. Many different languages are spoken in the world. In this programme, you get to reflect on their structures and what drives language variation and change.

Communicating by means of language is a crucial ingredient of success in modern society. You will learn the principles of first language acquisition, and what is special about learning more languages. The programme also satisfies your curiosity to know more about the way language is processed in the brain and how we use it. The key focus of the Research Master’s programme in Linguistics is on the cognitive faculties underlying

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Entry Requirements

You are able to interpret and apply complex theories in the field of Linguistics, as demonstrated by:

A Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, Language and Culture, Liberal Arts, Communication, or Cognitive Science with a major in Linguistics, or a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to Linguistics (Psychology, Education, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, etc.).

Minimally 45 EC of linguistics courses and/or coursework supportive of linguistics research (such as in statistics, programming, psychology, neuroscience, logic, philosophy of language, etc.), of which 22.5 EC should be at an advanced level.

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