Study Language Studies in Netherlands

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Language Studies in Netherlands

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Studying Language Studies

Language studies are part of the broader area of linguistics (also known as formal studies of human language). Language degrees analyse the rules we use words to use and create spoken as well as written language. Students gain academic knowledge on issues related to the nature of language such as phonetics, morphology, phonology, syntax, pragmatics, semantics and linguistics of history.

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Studying in Netherlands

The Netherlands (also known as Holland) was the first non-English-speaking country to offer degrees in English. Therefore, various programmes are taught in English and are very internationally oriented.

20 Language Studies Master's degrees in Netherlands

M.A. Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication at Utrecht University teaches you how to approach and promote linguistic and cultural diversity in various international contexts.The multidisciplinary and multilingual programme will equip you with the tools to apply theory to international practice. After graduation, your skills as a multilingual and intercultural expert will contribute to mutual understanding within Europe or abroad and to the strong worldwide relationships that are so important in our era of globalisation.

Graduate School of Humanities
M.A. Language and Communication (Research)

The Research Master’s in Language and Communication (Research) focuses on the connection between language and communication. In the programme subjects like intercultural communication, persuasive communication, language technology and language diversity, will be treated. Also, the programme is quite unique as it also focuses on empirical research and in doing so works closely together with different research environments.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. English Literature and Culture

The programme's core themes of conflict and co-operation take their inspiration from a paths in the Dutch National Research Agenda which was established by a coalition of academic and business organisations (including the Confederation of Netherlands Industry & Employers, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research).

Faculty of Arts
Preparation Course Foundation Course

Would you like to start with a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme at a university in The Netherlands? But is your level of English not sufficient yet? The Foundation Course from HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht is right for you! 

Preparation Course Foundation Year

Would you like to start with a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme at a university in The Netherlands? But is your level of English not sufficient yet? The Foundation Year from HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht is right for you!

M.Sc. Language and Communication

How do we acquire, understand, and produce language? The acquisition and comprehension of language are complex cognitive processes which are not yet entirely understood. In the Master's in Language Communication you will discover the cognitive underpinnings of language acquisition and use in a world-class research environment with leading experts in psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience.

Faculty of Social Science
M.A. Clinical Linguistics - EMCL

How is language stored in the brain? What effects can brain damage have on our ability to use language? And why do some children have difficulty learning language? Find it out in Clinical Linguistics - EMCL programme at the University of Groningen.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Literary and Cultural Studies

This two-year, research-driven MA degree allows you to investigate the arts, their impact on society and life, and the vital role they play in cultural transformations on an advanced level. Through its unique multidisciplinary approach, the programme foregrounds intersections between different art forms and allows you to choose from historical, theoretical, as well as applied perspectives.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Hebrew and Aramaic Studies

Study Classical Hebrew and Aramaic under world-class experts. Join Leiden University’s MA Classics and Ancient Civilisations specialisation in Hebrew and Aramaic Studies and study Classical Hebrew and the various Aramaic languages through their 3000-year history, against their wider Semitic background, and informed by current approaches to language. 

M.A. French Language and Linguistics

The Master’s in Linguistics specialisation in French Language and Linguistics at Leiden University offers in-depth courses in a wide array of topics covering theoretical and applied linguistics, including language acquisition, syntax, and semantics. 

M.A. General Linguistics

The General Linguistics Master’s at Radboud University offers a wide range of advanced topics in fields as diverse as psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, second language learning, language description, language testing and linguistic diversity. All our courses offer a nice mix of theoretical and practical knowledge: courses situate insights from linguistic and language acquisition theory within the context of everyday communication and contemporary language use.

Faculty of Arts
Pre-Master Programme

The Pre Master Programme is especially designed for international students and will combine intensive academic English language training, study skills and academic subjects to ensure a swift adaption to Stenden’s Master’s programmes. Students will build greater confidence in expressing themselves and engaging with fellow particpants, lecturers and professors in the Master’s programmes.

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