Research Master Language and Cognition

Research Master Language and Cognition

After five years of studying, I still didn’t know which Master to apply for. After visiting several open days in Utrecht, Amsterdam and Groningen it still was not clear for me. The regular Communication Science Master in Groningen, Intercultural Communication in Utrecht or Corporate Communication in Amsterdam? In April, I received an email from Tom Koole with the question whether I was interested in research. Since I had no clue whatsoever about what to do after my Bachelor, I decided to attend the information session about the Research Master Language and Cognition and became inspired.

The ReMa is a selective two-year Master program, which focuses on (the name says it all) research. In the first year, you will have courses in Basic Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Statistics and Designing your Research Project. Next to the compulsory courses, you can choose three electives from the regular CIS program. In the second year, you will go abroad for a Research Internship. This July, I will go to Stellenbosch, South Africa for a Research Internship for 5 months! In the second semester, you will write your Master thesis.

I am really glad that I applied for the ReMa. Not in a million years I would have thought that research is my cup of tea, but I actually really like it!

Good to know: To apply for the ReMa there are some admission requirements and you have to apply before the 1st of May! You can find more information on the website of the RUG!

Do you want to know more about the ReMa? Don’t hesitate to contact me!

Tamara Notten

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