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Pre-Master’s programme

Linguistics

This programme is aimed at students who have a degree from a University of Applied Sciences (HBO) or an academic Bachelor’s degree that does not grant direct access to the following Master's tracks in Linguistics: MA General Linguistics and MA Language and Society. It does not grant access to the Research Master's Linguistics and Communication.

Programme

If you have obtained an academic Bachelor’s degree, you do not need to take the two Academic Skills courses (2 x 6 ECTS), which means that the programme will comprise 30 ECTS instead of 42 ECTS. Below you see the programme of the current academic year; the courses in the coming academic year may differ slightly. The Course Catalogue for the new academic year will be published in May.

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

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Academic Skills pre-Master's (only for hbo students)
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    12
  • Philosophy of the Humanities (Language and Cognition)
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    6
  • Phonology
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    6
  • Research methods & statistics
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    6
  • Syntax
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    6
  • Restricted-choice electives
    4—5
    6
UvA Course Catalogue: pre-Master's General Linguistics

Recommended for Language and Society

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Academic Skills pre-Master's
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    12
  • Philosophy of the Humanities (Language and Cognition)
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    6
  • Research Methods & Statistics
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    6
  • English Linguistics 6: The Changing English Language
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    6
  • Sociolinguistics
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    6
  • First year project group Linguistics
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    6
UvA Course Catalogue: pre-Master's Language and Society

Procedure: register via Studielink

  1. Submit an enrolment request in Studielink for the Master’s Linguistics / Taalwetenschappen 60 EC
    You cannot enrol directly in the pre-Master’s, but you must follow the application procedure for the Master’s programme. Please complete all of the steps of the application process, including the application in MyInfo and the submission of all of the required application documents. This will ensure that you can automatically be admitted to the Master's in the following academic year.
  2. Wait for the admission decision
    The selection committee will assess your prior education. If you are able to meet the entry requirements for the Master’s by completing the pre-Master’s programme, you will receive a rejection for the Master's and a positive decision for the pre-Master’s.
  3. Submit an enrolment request in Studielink for the pre-Master’s Linguistics
    Only after you have been (conditionally) admitted to the pre-Master’s do you register for the pre-Master’s Linguistics in Studielink. If you successfully complete the pre-Master’s programme within a year, you will automatically be admitted to the Master’s. 

Application deadline

The application deadline for a pre-Master’s corresponds with that of the Master’s you wish to do. Please check the Master’s of your choosing for the application deadline.

Costs

The tuition fee rate for a pre-Master’s programme in the academic year 2022-2023 is €36.81 per ECTS, with a maximum of €2,168. This means that for a 42 ECTS pre-Master’s programme, the fee is €1,546; for a 30 ECTS programme, the fee is €1,104.

More information

Dr. S.R. (Silke) Hamann

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Taalwetenschap

Dr. R.A. (Robert) Cloutier

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Engelse taal en cultuur

Facts & Figures
Mode Full-time
Credits 30/42 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Conditions for admission University of applied sciences degree (HBO), Academic/research university degree (WO)
Starts in September