Lingsuistics Study Association Babel

Language, naturally!

There are thousands of languages worldwide. We all speak and understand at least one of them, which we effortlessly learnt as a child. Language comes so naturally that we hardly give it any thought, but linguistics studies this phenomenon in a scientific way: how we acquire it, how we use it, and how it develops through the centuries.

In the Bachelor’s programme in Linguistics you will learn how language works, what processes take place in our brain when we talk and why languages change. Linguistics is versatile: it connects experiments (psychology), logic (philosophy), computer models (artificial intelligence) and field work (anthropology) to understand the most important feature of humankind: language!

Is linguistics for you?

Linguistics is a broad field of study. You can choose it if you are interested in the relation between language and culture, if you are interested in how language is ‘wired’ in the brain, if you are interested in its mathematical structure or its role in Artificial Intelligence. You can choose it if you are interested in the evolution of languages and societies through the centuries. And you can choose it if you are interested in all these things together too!

I was actually a kind of cross between someone who likes humanities and someone who likes science subjects. I found that combination here in the Linguistics programme as well.
  • "The different parts of linguistics are closely related, so there’s always going to be something in every course that you find interesting."
  • "Linguistics starts off with a broad basis so you can still figure out what you really want to study in the following years."

Summary

Mode of study:
Fulltime
Language of instruction:
  • English
  • Dutch
Duration:
3 years
Credits:
180
Start:
September
Tuition fee:
  • Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee 2019-2020, full-time): € 2,083
  • Institutional fee 2019-2020: € 8,732 (EU/EEA), € 10,000 (non-EU/EEA)
Offered by:
Humanities
Degree: This Bachelor's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
BA (Bachelor of Arts)
Croho code:
56803