When I tell people that I study Linguistics, the most commonly asked question is: what is the job of a linguist? What do you do? After finishing my bachelor, I still had no answer to this question, so I decided to get a master’s degree. I had to choose between Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism, and I chose the latter.

The first semester of this master has a wide variety of subjects. This gives you the opportunity to find out what you like and what you don’t like. I applied this knowledge in the second semester to choose an internship and thesis subject. The second semester focuses more on specific subjects, which helped me to get closer to the answer to the question what job I would like to do in the future.

Beside the academic knowledge of different disciplines of Linguistics (like sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and education), this master gives you the opportunity to find out what you want to specialize in through practical things such as assignments, excursions, and an optional internship.

Laura Nap