Language is an essential tool of communication that is determined by one of the most complex cognitive processes. Understanding these processes contributes greatly to various fields of knowledge.
Language use is one of our most complex cognitive abilities. People are able to get their own messages across and to understand other people's utterances. But they also adjust their language in different situations, for example, when listening to someone with a different dialect or sociolect, when reading a novel or an e-mail, when speaking on the phone, and when chatting.
If you choose to study Linguistics in Nijmegen you will have a unique opportunity to put together your own programme. You can choose from a wide range of interesting advanced topics in fields as diverse as psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, second language learning, language description and linguistic diversity. You will be working closely with top researchers, in the middle of a research environment where important discoveries are being made.
Within the Master's programme in Linguistics, you can choose from the following specialisations:

Language Variation and Multilingualism (English-taught)
Taal en spraakpathologie (Dutch-taught)
Nederlands als Tweede Taal: Docent en Expert (Dutch-taught)