SubjectLinguistics, Languages


Type of DegreeMA

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 16,000

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Course Description

Language use is one of our most complex cognitive abilities. People are able to get their own messages across and to understand other people's utterances. But they also adjust their language in different situations, for example, when listening to someone with a different dialect or sociolect, when speaking to foreigners, when reading a novel or an e-mail, when speaking on the phone, and when chatting.

Uniquely flexible programme

If you choose to study Linguistics in Nijmegen you will have a unique opportunity to put together your own programme. With the exception of your thesis, all subjects are optional. You can choose from a wide range of interesting advanced topics in fields as diverse as psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, second language learning, language description and linguistic diversity. You will be working closely with top researchers. In fact, you will be in the middle of a research environment where important discoveries are being made and the chances are that you will be involved in some of them.

We really take care of our students and pay special attention to the (practical) needs of international students. We have a lot of experience with students from all over the world coming here to study and we help you to hit the ground running. The courses are very intensive and you will learn a great deal in one year. You can also expect to ‘grow' academically. There are great opportunities for internships at leading institutes in the Netherlands.

Linguistics is taught at a very high level in Nijmegen, and we are known for our excellent teaching and research. We have our own dedicated research institute and also work closely with the world-renowned Max Planck and Donders Institutes. There are a range of combined courses that allow students to incorporate the very latest insights in crossover areas such as cognitive neuroscience. The great thing about studying here is the integrated approach. There are no purely theoretical courses; everything is taught in the context of every-day communication.


There are language-specific programmes in English, French, Spanish, Dutch and German linguistics, which can be used as the basis for teacher training in a Master's in Education programme. Within these programmes, you will get an advanced linguistic training in your target language. You will further take courses from the general linguistics programme and/or an internship, and you will conclude the study with a thesis.

Career prospects

There is a wide range of opportunities for graduates from this programme. You could work in education, in academic research, in a care institution or in ICT.

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