Research course

Language and Cognition

Institution
University of Groningen · University of Groningen
Qualifications
MA by research

Entry requirements

A BA degree in:

  • a modern European language and culture study
  • Communication- and Information Science
  • Humanities Computing/Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Speech and Hearing
  • other related fields

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

How is language stored in the brain? How do we acquire a foreign language? Is it possible to forget your mother tongue? Which factors play a role in effective communication?

Language and Cognition is a selective two-year Research Master's program that prepares you for entry into a related PhD program, or other research positions. The program offers a unique combination of neuro- and psycholinguistics, theoretical linguistics, developmental linguistics, computational linguistics and communications science. The key focus of the Research Master's program is on the cognitive aspects and processes underlying human language – and their interaction, which is the focus area of excellent, multidisciplinary research carried out in the Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) and the Groningen Research School for Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN).

The program is meant for talented students from all over the world who aspire to doresearch in the field of Linguistics. After finishing the degree, you will have acquired essential research skills and fundamental knowledge of linguistics analysis, language development, and language processing. Are you curious if you are eligible for the Research Master's program? Check the entry requirements.

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Kirsten van Ophem
Email
k.j.van.ophem@rug.nl