Research Master in Language and Communication
The Research Master's program in Language and Communication is a two-year course of study offered jointly by Tilburg University and Radboud University Nijmegen. The program combines leading-edge research and a strong emphasis on empirical study with excellent education.
Study the numerous and integrated ways in which written and spoken language is used
The program covers the numerous ways in which written and spoken language is used - for example, to persuade, to inform, and to exchange ideas.
Because communication and the use of language are so tightly interwoven, we take an integrated approach. For example, when other, non-verbal cues are taken into account, understanding spoken language is made easier. Such cues may include facial expressions and eye contact.
The interrelationships between language and communication have been further illuminated by developments in information and communication technology. These have opened up exciting new areas of research, providing insight, for example, into ways in which information from both linguistic and non-linguistic sources can be integrated in multimodal messages.
Why the Research Master's program in Language and Communication?
What is the main difference between this two-year full-time program and Master's programs at other universities in the Netherlands?
Firstly, the fact that we use empirical research techniques to focus on language as it is actually used.
And, secondly, there is the way we explore language and communication as an integrated whole.
Communication in face-to-face and multi-modal interactions at work is a central theme. Topics include:
language and speech technology,
and language and society e.g. understanding ways in which the use of language shapes institutional, cross-cultural, and international interaction.
Į magistro studijų programas gali stoti visi, baigę universitetą arba besimokantys paskutiniame kurse. Studijos kurias baigei ar tebesimokai turi būti panašios krypties kaip ir tos, į kurias nori stoti, kadangi priėmimas yra paremtas ECTS kreditų suderinamumu.
- ECTS kreditų išrašas - jei dar nesi baigęs aukštosios mokyklos, būtina prisegti ECTS kreditų išrašą, kuriame būtų matyti, kokius dalykus Tu mokeisi bei kokius pažymius ir kiek kreditų už juos gavai. Kai siunti anketą paskutiniame kurse, diplomą reikia prisegti vėliau, kai tik jį gausi.
- Bakalauro diplomas – jei jau esi baigęs aukštąją mokyklą, išrašo nereikia, užtenka prie anketos prisegti savo Bakalauro diplomą.
Anglų kalbos žinias gali patvirtinti vienu iš šių būdų:
- IELTS – 7.0 (ne mažiau nei 6.5 iš kiekvienos dalies)
- TOEFL – 100
- You have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with an average score of 7.5 (out of 10) on your preliminary examinations in the second and third years of your completed Bachelor's program, and a minimum score of 8 on your final Bachelor's thesis, or equivalent scores for these study units in a non-Dutch higher education system.
- Or, you have a Master's degree in a relevant discipline with an average score of 7.5 (out of 10) on your preliminary examinations of your completed Master's program and a minimum score of 8 on your final Master's thesis, or equivalent scores for these study units in a former or non-Dutch higher education system.
Ideal preparation for a PhD
The main focus of this Research Master’s program is on academic training, which makes it ideal for those wishing to embark on a career in research.
Research and management positions which require extensive research skills
Besides research positions at universities, there are research and management positions in businesses, (non-) profit organizations, the educational sector and the government (e.g., the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science), which require extensive research skills but not a PhD degree.
Research groups in the public or private sector
In addition this Research Master’s program caters for the growing demand from the public and private sectors for university graduates with academic insights and research skills. Many graduates will join research groups in the public or private sectors. These may address a wide range of topics such as advanced internet, enhancing professional communication, politics and administration, journalism and education in an international context.