Why study Language Variation and Multilingualism in Nijmegen?

You will learn to become a competent linguist who has an understanding of language variation and multilingualism, two central and interrelated topics within linguistics. How can we understand the variation between languages and dialects, how does it affect the multilingual competence of speakers and how does multilingualism in turn affect language variation? Linguistic attention to these questions has significantly grown in a globalizing world, where language contact is unavoidable, multilingualism the norm and issues related to personal identity become more profound.

  • This specialisation offers plenty of opportunity to create your own programme.
  • You will be part of a truly international classroom with students from all over the world, speaking and learning different languages. 
  • This programme offers the opportunity to do an internship, possibly abroad, in (the second half of) your programme.
  • We can ensure that you will get plenty of one-on-one time with your thesis advisor.
  • The programme is connected to the top-quality research carried out at the Centre for Language Studies (CLS). Students at Nijmegen can also benefit from world-renowned research institutes present on campus, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Insitute, both of which conduct language and linguistics-related research.
  • In the Keuzegids Masters 2024 students rate this programme above average compared to the national average.

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