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The award
BA

How long you will study
36 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 8300

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About Minorities & Multilingualism at University of Groningen

Are you interested in politics and culture? Do you want to become an expert in the fields of minorities & multilingualism? Or are you interested in a specific minority language? Consider this track!

Voted #1 BA programme at the Faculty of Arts of the Universityof Groningen in the NationalStudent Survey 2017!

Minorities & Multilingualism is an English taught BA-track.The courses deal with the political and historical aspects ofminorities and multiculturalism in combination with courses inlinguistics and multilingualism.
Students will become experts in the field of minority groups andmultilingualism. We also offer students the opportunity tospecialise in one particular minority language. The student can doso by either taking optional courses offered at the University ofGroningen (for example specialisation Frisian), courses offered byother higher education institutions in the Netherlands (where anumber of minority language modules are taught), or spend a term ata university abroad learning about a minority language situationelsewhere in the world.

Are you interested in politics and culture? Do you want to become an expert in the fields of minorities & multilingualism? Or are you interested in a specific minority language? Consider this track!

Voted #1 BA programme at the Faculty of Arts of the Universityof Groningen in the NationalStudent Survey 2017!

Minorities & Multilingualism is an English taught BA-track.The courses deal with the political and historical aspects ofminorities and multiculturalism in combination with courses inlinguistics and multilingualism.
Students will become experts in the field of minority groups andmultilingualism. We also offer students the opportunity tospecialise in one particular minority language. The student can doso by either taking optional courses offered at the University ofGroningen (for example specialisation Frisian), courses offered byother higher education institutions in the Netherlands (where anumber of minority language modules are taught), or spend a term ata university abroad learning about a minority language situationelsewhere in the world.



After your studies

Job prospects

After graduation you are well prepared for an internationalcareer. Thanks to your knowledge of minority languages, languagepolitics and multilingualism and your high-level academic skills,you can work in (inter-)national (governmental) organisations,(inter-)national business communities, cultural organisations,non-profit organisations, the media and government.

Most students will continue their studies with an MA, for example in Multilingualism, Applied Linguistics, Euroculture. Witha specialisation in Frisian language and culture you are eligibleto enter the Teacher training master programme in Frisian.

The program's interdisciplinary curriculum anddiverse specializations gives you ample opportunity tofind out what topics interest you most and what areas of employmentyou wish to explore. As an Multilingualism graduate, you will gaincompetency in a broad range of transferable skills which willdiversify your career prospects and set you apart from otherjob candidates.

After graduation you are well prepared for an internationalcareer. Thanks to your knowledge of minority languages, languagepolitics and multilingualism and your high-level academic skills,you can work in (inter-)national (governmental) organisations,(inter-)national business communities, cultural organisations,non-profit organisations, the media and government.

Most students will continue their studies with an MA, for example in Multilingualism, Applied Linguistics, Euroculture. Witha specialisation in Frisian language and culture you are eligibleto enter the Teacher training master programme in Frisian.

The program's interdisciplinary curriculum and diversespecializations gives you ample opportunity to find out what topicsinterest you most and what areas of employment you wish to explore.As an Multilingualism graduate, you will gain competency in a broadrange of transferable skills which will diversify your careerprospects and set you apart from other job candidates.

Job examples

  • Language teacher

    Depending on your specialisation you may qualify to become ateacher of a minority language (for instance in Frisian).

  • Translator

    Students may use their language skills to become atranslator.

  • Journalist

    Students interested in journalism may consider using theirlanguage proficiency and knowledge of political and culturalaffairs to work as correspondents or reporters for national orinternational media outlets.

  • Civil servant

    As a graduate, you have gained competency in a broad range oftransferable skills in the field of language, culture, politics andminorities. This makes you an asset to public organisations.

  • Policy maker

    A policy maker develops and evaluates a policy and may assist in the execution of the policy.

  • Researcher

    After your bachelor's, you can obtain a master's degree andchoose to enroll in a PhD program in the Netherlands or abroad.

  • Communication expert

    As a communication expert in the field of interculturalcommunication you advise national and international organizationson efficient and effective communication.

  • Diverse jobs

    Students who follow the Frisian track can carry out variousfunctions in Friesland after graduation. Think of a job with theprovincial government or medium-sized cultural institutions, suchas Tresoar, Afûk, Frisian Museum and Omrop Fryslân.

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Entry requirements

Admissible Dutch diploma profiles

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on allitems), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items. LanguageCentre English Test (LCET) B2 on all items (preferably C1).

previous education

Dutch VWO diploma, a German Abitur, an InternationalBaccalaureate diploma, a European Baccalaureate or another diplomathat is sufficient for acceptance to a Dutch university. Dutchstudents with a 'hbo-propedeuse' diploma need to meet the languagerequirements mentioned in the Teaching and Examination regulations(www.rug.nl/let/teaching-and-examination-mm)

Choice of degree programme check

The degree programme will organize a matching procedure. Attendance is compulsory. The advice is not binding.

Explanatory notes

When choosing a degree programme, you will naturally want toknow whether you've made the right choice. By participating in yourdegree programme's compulsory matching activity, you can find outwhether the programme suits you. Take a look here at what matchinginvolves for your degree programme: www.rug.nl/matching N.B.Matching is only compulsory for Dutch students.

Wil je in september 2017 beginnen met een bacheloropleiding aande Rijksuniversiteit Groningen? Meld je dan uiterlijk op 1 mei aanin Studielink. De opleiding nodigt je vervolgens uit voor eenmatchingsactiviteit, om te zien of jij en de studie bij elkaarpassen.

Hoe een matchingsprogramma er precies uit ziet, verschilt peropleiding. Na de activiteit krijg je een advies waarin staat of jepast bij de studie. Aanmelden op uiterlijk 1 mei en deelnemen aande matchingsactiviteit is verplicht. Heb je vragen over matching?Kijk dan op http://www.rug.nl/matching

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