Language is present in all aspects of our daily lives and our capacity to use it makes human beings unique as a species. In the Bachelor's programme in Linguistics, you will explore both the structure and acquisition of language as well as the diversity of language around the world.
Linguistics focuses on our uniquely human capacity to use language – something indispensable in our daily life. As a linguist, you are interested in how language and speech are structured, how we acquire we language, how it can be impaired, how it is represented in the brain, how it functions in society, how we deal with 2, 3, or 4 languages at the same time, and how it changes. All of these questions are addressed in this broad Bachelor's programme in Linguistics.
Linguistics is the ideal programme for you if:
'In order to understand communication, I think you need to understand language first.' - Sinja Stentoft, Linguistics student
Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam offers you:
Get a taste of what it is like to be a Linguistics student at the UvA and learn more about the programme in the webinar below.
Linguistics is an accredited degree programme. After completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Bachelor's degree and the title Bachelor of Arts (BA).
|Degree programme||BA Linguistics|
|Credits||180 ECTS, 36 months|
|Language of instruction||English|