Entry requirements

  1. A completed Bachelor's degree in Linguistics or Languages
    In order to be admitted to this Master's you’ll need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics. Students with a Bachelor’s degree in a specific language such as German or Dutch, or with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Information Studies can also apply, provided they have taken at least 60 EC worth of courses in the field of linguistics.
  2. Proficiency in English
    In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets the conditions, listed on our website.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

Learning 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.

Radboud University is renowned for its research and teaching in the field of linguistics. The Master's programme in Linguistics is closely connected with the dedicated research institute Centre for Language Studies (CLS) and also works closely with the Max Planck Institute and Donders Institute. You can choose from a wide range of advanced topics in fields as diverse as psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, language description, language testing and linguistic diversity. There is also a range of combined courses that allow students to learn about the very latest findings in interdisciplinary areas such as cognitive neuroscience.

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.

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme can find positions in a variety of different organisations, companies or other institutes:

  • Editor
  • Communication consultant
  • Educational developer
  • Teacher
  • Translator
  • Researcher

Specialisations within Linguistics

Within the Master's programme in Linguistics, you can choose from the following English-taught specialisations:

Language Variation and Multilingualism

In this Master's specialisation, you learn to become a competent linguist who has an understanding of language variation and multilingualism, two central and interrelated topics within linguistics.

Dutch as a Second Language: Teacher and Expert (in Dutch)

The Master’s specialisation Dutch as a Second Language for Teachers and Experts will allow you to develop your skills and increase your knowledge so that you can become an expert or teacher of Dutch as a second language.

Language and Speech Pathology

As a language and speech pathologist you will look at the origin of disorders and how they relate to normal development in children or to the normal ageing process. You will learn to use advanced methods to diagnose disorders and identify progress.

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Fees and funding

UK students
€ 17,470
International students
EU € 2,530 Non EU € 17,470

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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