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Pre-master Linguistics

Please note: this pre-Master's programme is taught in English.

Grants access to:

This pre-Master's programme does not grant access to the Research Master's Linguistics and Communication. 

For HU students Leraar/Tolk Nederlandse Gebarentaal (Teacher/Interpreter Dutch Sign Language)

For students who are doing the programme Leraar/Tolk Nederlandse Gebarentaal (Teacher/Interpreter Dutch Sign Language) at the Hogeschool Utrecht (University of Applied Sciences Utrecht), the UvA offers a minor which, when combined with this pre-Master's programme, grants access to the Master's General Linguistics.
View the programme (in Dutch)

Programme

You will follow one of the programmes listed below. All of them give access to all of the Master’s programmes listed above, but we strongly recommend that you choose the variant that corresponds with the Master’s you are looking to do.

  • Recommended for General Linguistics

    First semester:

    • Academic Skills I (6 ECTS, block 1)
    • Choose one of the following (6 ECTS, block 1):
      • Philosophy of Humanities (Language & Literature)
      • Introduction to Linguistics
    • Research Methods & Statistics (6 ECTS, block 2)
    • Choose one of the following (6 ECTS, block 2):
      • Phonology
      • Phonetics
      • Psycholinguistics
    • Academic Skills II (6 ECTS, block 3)

    Second semester:

    • Choose one of the following (6 ECTS, block 4):
      • Morphology
      • Second language acquisition
    • Choose one of the following (6 ECTS, block 5):
      • Sociolinguistics
      • English Linguistics 3: Language in use
      • Lexicon & Syntax of Sign Languages
  • Recommended for Language and Society

    First semester:

    • Academic Skills I (6 ECTS, block 1)
    • Choose one of the following (6 ECTS, block 1):
      • Philosophy of Humanities (Language & Literature)
      • Introduction to Linguistics
    • Research Methods & Statistics (6 ECTS, block 2)
    • Choose one of the following (6 ECTS, block 2):
      • English Linguistics 2: English & Englishes
      • Phonology
      • Phonetics
      • Psycholinguistics
    • Academic Skills II (6 ECTS, block 3)

    Second semester:

    • Choose one of the following (6 ECTS, block 4):
      • Morphology
      • Second language acquisition
    • Choose one of the following (6 ECTS, block 5):
      • Sociolinguistics
      • English Linguistics 3: Language in use
      • Lexicon & Syntax of Sign Languages

Procedure: enrolment via Studielink

If you wish to gain access to one of the Master’s programmes listed above by means of this pre-Master’s programme, you must first submit an enrolment application in Studielink for the Master’s Linguistics / Taalwetenschappen 60 EC. You cannot directly enrol in the pre-Master’s. Please take the Master’s application deadline into account!

The selection committee will assess your prior education. If you are able to meet the entry requirements for the Master’s by doing the pre-Master’s programme, you will be notified of this. If you successfully complete the pre-Master’s programme within a year, you will automatically be admitted to the Master’s programme of your choosing. The pre-Master’s Linguistics gives access to all of the Master’s programmes listed above, regardless of which variant you are doing. Naturally, we strongly recommend that you choose the variant that corresponds with the Master’s you are looking to do.

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