Research course

Language and Communication (specialisation)

Institution
Radboud University · Faculty of Social Science
Qualifications
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Please find all the relevant information about admission requirements on our website.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

A mature language user has a vocabulary of about thirty to forty thousand words. Speech is produced at a speed of three to five words per second. How is it possible that, in such an amazingly short period of time, you can select the correct words, put them in the correct order and grammatical form, and pronounce them intelligibly? The acquisition and comprehension of language are based on extremely complex cognitive processes which are not yet entirely understood. It’s these processes, and their biological underpinnings, that form psycholinguistics’ field of study and are the basis of this specialisation.

A large majority of our graduates gain a PhD position, while other graduates find jobs in the commercial sector or at research institutes. Graduates of this specialisation can find a position with one of the psycholinguistic research institutes, a government institution or for example, in the care sector (rehabilitation centres) or in education (language disorders).

*This is a specialisation of the Cognitive Neuroscience (Research) Master Programme.

Quality label

This programme was recently rated number one in the Netherlands in the Keuzegids Masters 2015 (Guide to Master's programmes).

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admission Office
Email
admissionoffice@dsz.ru.nl