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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

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About European Linguistics at University of Groningen

How is language constructed and which aspects can be distinguished and studied? How are these aspects realized in different language families and specific languages?

European Linguistics is a one-year Master's track of the MALinguistics which is based on the strengths of the Groningenlinguistics sections. It gives students a broad and attractive, but coherent and cohesive, range of options, orientedalong the following approaches:
* Empirical investigation of the structure of the Europeanlanguages, with focus on synchronic and diachronic variation
* Theoretical study of syntax, semantics, morphology, andphonology/phonetics
* Use of a variety of data (native speaker intuitions, corpus data,language acquisition data) and methods
The track focuses on language with all its complexities. The mainfocus is how to make sense of complex data in order to be able tostudy the structure, variation, change, and development oflanguage, so as to obtain a better understanding of the humanlanguage faculty.
It covers the principal subfields of linguistic study (sound,structure, meaning), and offers plenty of opportunity for studentsto focus on a particular language or language family (working withspecialists in different modern European languages) or to pursuetheir interests in general linguistics.

How is language constructed and which aspects can be distinguished and studied? How are these aspects realized in different language families and specific languages?

European Linguistics is a one-year Master's track of the MALinguistics which is based on the strengths of the Groningenlinguistics sections (English, German, French, Italian, Russian,Spanish, Swedish).
It gives students a broad and attractive, but coherent andcohesive, range of options, oriented along the followingapproaches:
* Empirical investigation of the structure of the Europeanlanguages, with focus on synchronic and diachronic variation
* Theoretical study of syntax, semantics, morphology, andphonology/phonetics 
* Use of a variety of data (native speaker intuitions, corpus data,language acquisition data) and methods 

The track focuses on language with all its complexities. Themain focus is how to make sense of complex data in order to be ableto study the structure, variation, change, and development oflanguage, so as to obtain a better understanding of the humanlanguage faculty.
It covers the principal subfields of linguistic study (sound,structure, meaning), and offers plenty of opportunity for studentsto focus on a particular language or language family (working withspecialists in different modern European languages) or to pursuetheir interests in general linguistics.

After your studies

Job prospects

A Master's degree in Linguistics (Master's track EuropeanLinguistics) is:

  • a solid foundation for future teachers, editors, communicationexperts, etc.
  • an excellent preparation for a social career related to theareas of theoretical linguistics, descriptive linguistics, languagedevelopment, speech technology, communication and computerlinguistics
  • a stepping stone to further study and training with a view towriting a successful PhD thesis.

A Master's degree in Linguistics (Master's track EuropeanLinguistics) is:

  • a solid foundation for future teachers, editors, communicationexperts, etc.
  • an excellent preparation for a social career related to theareas of theoretical linguistics, descriptive linguistics, languagedevelopment, speech technology, communication and computerlinguistics
  • a stepping stone to further study and training with a view towriting a successful PhD thesis.

Job examples

  • Editor
  • Communications expert
  • Linguistics researcher
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Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

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Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items).ERK level B2 (preferably C1).

previous education

A Bachelor diploma in the field of:

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

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained. This evaluation is carried out by our Admissions Officeand the Admissions Board.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items).ERK level B2 (preferably C1). Students who gained a bachelor's degree certificate from an English-taught degree programme, will automatically meet the language requirements.

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