You first obtain a broad overview of what linguistics is about: the structure of language, how language is processed and acquired by speakers and listeners, and how languages can and cannot differ from each other. After this you discover the structure of a great variety of languages in courses that address the sound structure, sentence structure, word structure, and meaning structure, of the languages of the world.
This minor is offered by the Faculty of Humanities. The faculty’s minors consist of 30 ECTS credits and earn you a second qualification that will be listed on the transcript accompanying your degree certificate.
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This minor may serve as a good preparation for academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to a Master's programme in Linguistics, e.g. General Linguistics or Linguistics and Communication (Research Master's). Always check the entry requirements on the Application & admission page of the Master’s programme you are interested in.
This minor is open for application to students who have obtained an academic first-year diploma or a positive Binding Study Advice from an academic Bachelor's programme.
The minor is also open for application to students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who have completed their propaedeutic year. If you are an HBO student and if you are looking to do a Master's programme at the UvA, please check out our pre-Master's programmes, as completing a minor is not enough to grant you access to Master’s programmes.
The enrolment for the academic year of 2022-2023 will start on 12 May 2022.