Within the Research Master's programme Language and Communication there are essentially three types of courses:
- Compulsory courses; these are obligatory for all students enrolled in the research master Language and Communication.
- Specialization courses; these are electives courses that are offered at Radboud University as part of the Language and Communication programme.
Students enrolled in the Language and Communication programme may also consider taking courses from Radboud University's Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS) programme or Tilburg University (TiU, ReMa Language and Communication). For an overview of relevant courses see under CNS courses and TiU courses respectively
Students can opt to replace one specialization course (max. 6 EC) with a course from a regular Master’s programme (for example the Nijmegen Linguistics or Artificial Intelligence programme, or from the Tilburg Communication and Information Sciences programme). However, if they wish to do so, this must be approved by the examination board before taking the course.
Finally, students can participate in courses offered during the summer and winter schools organized, for example, by one of the national research schools (e.g. the Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap – LOT, http://www.lotschool.nl/); School for Information and Knowledge Systems - SIKS, http://www.siks.nl/)
3. Skills and methods courses; these are courses offered at Radboud University as part of the Language and Communication programme. In these courses students acquire or develop particular skills, or gain experience in applying specific methods or techniques that are relevant to their specialization.
NOTE: Students enrolled in the Language and Communication programme may also consider taking skills and methods courses offered elsewhere. Courses must be approved by the examination board before taking the course. Requests for approval can be made through http://www.ru.nl/facultyofarts/stip/english/examination-board/examination-board/