What will I learn?

Learning to become a competent linguist who has an understanding of a wide array of topics ranging from how people learn and use language to how the brain processes language and how language and people influence each other.

Master's in Language Variation and Multilingualism: something for you?

You'll have plenty of opportunity to create your own programme.
You'll have the opportunity to do an internship in the second half of your programme.
The programme is connected to the research carried out at the Centre for Language Studies (CLS).
You will be part of an international classroom, speaking and learning different languages.

What will you learn?

The Language Variation and Multilingualism 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. Courses generally offer a nice mix of theoretical and practical knowledge: they for instance situate insights from linguistic and language acquisition theory within the context of everyday communication and contemporary language use. For those with sufficient language proficiency, we also offer language-specific linguistics courses in Dutch, German, French and Spanish. Students also have free access to the Master language programme, offering linguistics courses in English, Dutch, Italian, French and Spanish that Radboud organises in collaboration with other Dutch universities. The Language Variation and Multilingualism Master's at Radboud University offers you the opportunity to pick and choose those courses that interest you the most in the field of linguistics or related areas, thereby creating the profile that you desire.

Career prospects

Master’s specialisation in Language Variation and Multilingualism

The programme in Language Variation and Multilingualism prepares for jobs in which linguistic knowledge is applied. With this degree you could work as an editor, communication consultant, educational developer, teacher, translator and researcher.

This programme offers you an intensive learning experience in both linguistics and the English language (or another second language that you choose). This will further enhance your language skills and may allow you to pursue a career working in both your native language and the second language. If you take electives like Translation Studies, you’ll also learn the skills to become a translator.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€16,000.00 (US$ 18,070) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2022

Venue

Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,

NIJMEGEN,

Gelderland,

6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor's degree in related area, which is equivalent to a Dutch WO Bachelor. A proficiency in English: In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following: A TOEFL score of 577 (paper based) or 90 (internet based); An IELTS score of 6.5; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher.

For international students

Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have a completed Bachelor’s degree from a Research University in Linguistics or a specific language such as German or Dutch. Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Information Studies can also apply, provided they have successfully completed at least 30 EC worth of real linguistics courses (language proficiency courses, for instance, do not count). Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch research university diploma.

Proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native* speakers of English without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:

A TOEFL score of ≥100 (internet based) and ≥22 subscore writing
An IELTS score of ≥7.0 (overall band) and ≥6.5 (writing)
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a mark of C or higher
Bachelor’s Degree from a Research University in Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New-Zealand, United Kingdom or the United States of America.

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).

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