Programme and Learning Outcomes
The specialization General Linguistics gives you the possibility to plan your own specialization by combining courses that fit your profile. You can focus, for example, on grammatical theory, psycholinguistics, (second) language acquisition or applied linguistics. An internship can be part of your programme. Some of the courses are offered in a specific language other than English (French, Spanish, German, Dutch), and you have to ask for admission from the teacher of the course. This also holds for the courses that are offered in the research masters programmes Linguistics and Communication Sciences and Cognitive Neuroscience, which require permission from the programme supervisor of the MA Linguistics programme (Olaf Koeneman). The General Linguistics programme does not give access to the educational master offered by the Docenten Academie. If you round off the General Linguistics programme with good results, admission to the research master Linguistics and Communication Sciences may be possible. The specialization General Linguistics prepares for jobs in which linguistic knowledge is applied (language policy, language testing, development of educational material, jobs in communication and publishing companies).