Broad perspective on language
The programme in Utrecht provides a broad education in Linguistics, spanning theory and experiments, language in the brain and language on the street, languages’ spoken form and conceptual representation. The practical aspect of language disorders and language technology is also covered. The lecturers are not only linguists but also mathematicians, psychologists and speech therapists.
Humanities for the science-minded
That’s what the Keuzegids higher education guide calls Linguistics. For the programme in Utrecht, this means learning to take a very careful look at language phenomena while applying a bit of mathematics. And thanks to the close ties between Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence in Utrecht, you can take courses in that programme as well.
In the lab and on the street
Utrecht has a special laboratory for linguistic research, including a baby lab where we study how children between 4 and 24 months acquire language. There’s a great chance that you’ll be involved in a study as well! But you can also take to the streets, to conduct fieldwork, such as on multilingualism or on different pronunciations..
Small-group learning experience
Linguistics in Utrecht is organised on a small scale, with teaching done in small groups and close connections between students and lecturers. The student society Babel plays an important role in social and academic life (with lectures, drinks receptions, study trips, book discounts).
The programme in Utrecht is part of an internationally oriented research environment, with lecturers from all corners of the world and connections with research groups worldwide.