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Lisanne de Jong

Master Ambassador Language & Cognition (Research)
Lisanne de Jong

After finishing my BA in Linguistics and Psychology, I knew I wanted to continue studying the cognitive mechanisms underlying language. A couple of visits to open days of different Research Master programs in the Netherlands brought me to Groningen and to the ReMa Language & Cognition. I chose this master’s track because it offers me the opportunity to explore my own academic interests, while also providing me with the methodological skills essential for a career in research.

During the first semester of your studies, you will follow a number of mandatory courses that make sure that all students, coming different disciplines, have a fundamental knowledge of linguistic theory and research methodology. Additionally, you are free to choose from a number of elective courses in subfields such as theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics or computational linguistics. This allows you to design your curriculum based on your own academic interests.

In your second year, you will do an internship at a research institution, which can take place anywhere in the world. What I like most about this Master’s track is that it’s very small- scaled, meaning that you are able to build up a close relationship with both your peers and your professors. Because of this, many students are involved in ongoing research projects at the UG, offering them hands-on experience next to their studies. It has to be said that this program is challenging and you are expected to put in hard work, but after graduating, you will be well-prepared for a career in research with a network of internationally recognized researchers due to the excellent reputation of Linguistics in Groningen.

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