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Career prospects Research Master in Linguistics and Communication Sciences

With a Research Master's in Linguistics and Communication Sciences, you will have in-depth theoretical knowledge and research skills that will enable you to contribute to new knowledge and innovations in the field of language and communication.

Knowledge and skills

With a Research Master's degree, you are well prepared for a position as a PhD researcher, the first step towards a career in academia.

By the time you graduate, you will have developed into an independent thinker and a team player, thanks to your experience participating in various research teams. You are not only skilled in conducting research, but also in reporting on it.

Your high-level academic knowledge and research skills are very useful in research positions at companies and organizations, where you can contribute to the development of new knowledge, products or services.

Graduates work or start for example as:

  • PhD researcher at among others, Tilburg University, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, VU Amsterdam, University of Antwerp, University of Freiburg, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, University of Warwick en Universität Wien.
  • Researcher & PhD Candidate at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital
  • UX Researcher at Google 
  • Senior Researcher Financial Services at Ipsos 
  • Researcher at TeamAlert 
  • Research Specialist at Markteffect 
  • API architect at Shell​​ 

After your Master's

Your transition to the labor market

We help you prepare for your transition to the labor market by offering a number of career services:

  • Coaching, support and training courses offered by our Student Career Services to improve your employability and communication skills.

  • Dedicated Career Services Officers who can give you individual career guidance or help you to find interesting and relevant internships.

  • Familiarize yourself with the labor market and meet potential employers by participating in several career events, which are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations.

  • To those who wish to discover and develop their entrepreneurial talent, we offer education and support services.

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Working in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-EEA students can apply for a residence permit under the Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

Interested in the MA Research Master in Linguistics and Communication Sciences?

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