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MScCognitive Neuroscience: Language and Communication (Research)

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,500 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

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How is it possible that, in such an amazingly short period of time, you can select the correct words, put them in the correct order and grammatical form, and pronounce them intelligibly? The acquisition and comprehension of language are based on extremely complex cognitive processes which are not yet entirely understood. It’s these processes, and their biological underpinnings, that form psycholinguistics’ field of study and are the basis of this specialisation.

Master’s Language and Communication: something for you?

- Linguistics, cognitive psychology and neuroscience play a significant role in psycholinguistics. These sciences feature prominently in Nijmegen. Hundreds of scientists from various faculties and top institutes have joined forces on the Radboud University campus to unravel the workings of the human brain. They thereby work together very closely, exchange expertise and share state-of-the-art research equipment.
- This specialisation also works closely with Radboud University’s Centre for Language Studies (CLS) and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI), also housed on the Radboud University campus.

Programme structure

All specialisations in the Master’s programme have a common basis. In the first year, you’ll become acquainted with the most important theories, models, techniques and analysis methods given in Cognitive Neuroscience. As a student of the specialisation in Language and Communication you are obligated to take five of the following seven courses:

- Word Recognition and Production
- Sentence Production and Comprehension
- Using and Acquiring Multiple Languages
- First Language Acquisition
- Language in a Multimodal Context
- Neurobiology of Language
- Structural Aspects of Language

Career opportunities

This Master’s programme will give you the qualifications you need to attain a PhD position. About 80 percent of the graduates take on a PhD project in Nijmegen or in other parts of the world. Other graduates find jobs in the commercial sector or at research institutes.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States