Why study Linguistics and Communication Sciences in Nijmegen?

Whenever we use language – whether it’s written, spoken or signed – we’re communicating. How does this work, and how and why does miscommunication occur? How does language fit together and how do we learn to understand each other?

  • Radboud University offers this programme jointly with Tilburg University. Our universities have leading experts in areas such as language variation and language diversity, language technology, sign language, intercultural communication, persuasive communication, optimal communication, multimodal messages and social media.
  • The programme is designed so that you can develop a unique professional profile by specialising in an area that meets your interests and research ambitions.
  • You’ll gain substantial hands-on research experience during two lab rotations, while you’ll also develop various research skills (incl. academic writing and grant proposal writing); the programme also challenges you to think about the valorisation process.
  • You’ll participate in group-oriented education and be part of a select group of highly motivated national and international students.
  • Linguistics at Radboud University is ranked in the top 50 worldwide in its field (Source: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)
  • The Radboud campus in Nijmegen offers you a challenging research environment in which you have the opportunity to closely work together with specialists from four leading research institutes connected to this field:
  • Radboud University has excellent facilities for doing research, including:
    • The University Library which houses the largest collection in the field of linguistics in the Netherlands
    • Experimental labs and computer facilities with state-of-the-art equipment
  • On this page, you can find more information about the difference between a Research Master's programme and a Master's programme.

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