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Linguistics (research MA)

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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The two-year Research Master's programme Linguistics enables you to specialise in a wide range of linguistic sub-disciplines, and puts a sharp focus on methodological issues.

The research Master's programme in Linguistics is a two-year collective programme of all language departments and linguistics. It provides students with the necessary training to successfully conduct research in a wide variety of sub-areas of linguistics. Students are taught to understand the value of different theoretical approaches to analysing linguistic problems in an open, constructive atmosphere, which trains future linguists who will look beyond the borders of their own particular field of expertise. This is reflected in the programme's core courses: various perspectives convene around a single research theme, while serious attention is paid to methodology.
The linguistics community is unified within the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC), and also includes members of the Institute of Logic, Language and Communication (ILLC) and the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC). Together they provide the framework in which talent can be nurtured and trained, resulting in linguists ready to embark upon a PhD project in The Netherlands or abroad, or start a job in education or industries requiring strong methodological and analytical skills.


2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 12025 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 13225 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar


A general characteristic of linguistic research at the UvA is the focus on theory formation through the analysis of large data sets.


The two-year Research programme in Linguistics yields 120 ECTS credits:
* 90 credits for core courses, electives and tutorials
* 30 credits for the Research Master's thesis project.
The specific number of credits a student is required to obtain through coursework is determined by the admissions committee and is based on the student's previous qualifications. Fulfilment of all the requirements will take two years.

instruction modes

- Seminars and tutorials with supervision by specialists devoted to the in-depth study of a variety of topics.
* Supervised individual research resulting in a thesis.
* All classes are taught in small groups, with a maximum of 20 students.

job perspective

The Research Master's programme Linguistics provides an excellent foundation for students interested in conducting scientific research in any of the aforementioned fields, and is very successful in guiding students towards the PhD level. The programme also offers a sound basis for careers in the areas of clinical linguistics, curriculum development, language engineering, speech technology, language planning, artificial intelligence and teaching.

tuition fee

Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type MA (Master of Arts)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MA (Master of Arts)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120