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Research Master’sprograms withinHumanities22 november 2012 Dr. Martijn Goudbeek Prof. Peter Jonkers Dr. Reinhard Muskens
Tilburg School of Humanities & School of Theology Research Master’s programs in: Theology Language & &Religious studies Communication Philosophy 2
Today’s presentation• Introduction• Research Master Theology & Religious Studies • Key characteristics • Distinguishing characteristics • Program structure • Curriculum• Research Master Language & Communication • Key characteristics • Distinguishing characteristics • Program structure • Curriculum• Research Master Philosophy • Key characteristics • Distinguishing characteristics • Program structure • Curriculum• Why a Research Master?• Career perspectives• Further information
Dutch Academic Degree PathsYear Program Title1st year2nd year Bachelor BSc/BA/LLB3rd year4th year Master MSc/MA/LLM (Research MA or MSc with aTwo-year program Master) MPhil supplementFour-year program PhD/Dr. PhD
Research profilesLanguage & CommunicationCreative Computing, Language, Communication & CognitionPhilosophyPractical Philosophy: Ethics, Political and Legal PhilosophyTheoretical Philosophy: Logic, Epistemology and Philosophy of ScienceHistory of Philosophy: German IdealismLanguage & Communication and Theology & Religious StudiesInteraction of Language, Religion and Culture, Language & Globalization,Literature & Visual Arts, Presentation in Public Sphere, Ritual & Religion,and various theological sub-disciplines
Partners Tilburg University School of Humanities Language & Communication & Radboud University Tilburg University School of Humanities Philosophy & Onderzoekschool Wijsbegeerte (OZSW) Tilburg University School of Humanities Theology & Religious Studies & School of Catholic Theology
Research programs & institutes / centers Creative Computing Language TICC Communication & Cognition Theoretical Philosophy: Logic, Epistemology and TiLPS Philosophy of Science Language & Globalization Babylon Religion & Ritual & Literature/visual Arts in Public Sphere ILRS
Key characteristics• Challenging two-year programme taught entirely in English• Thorough study of religion and theology that takes specific manifestations, practices, qualities and dimensions into account• Programme offers expertise in an impressive range of different areas of theological and religious studies: Biblical exegesis, Systematic theology, Practical theology, Liturgical and Ritual studies, Christian and Jewish traditions, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and non-institutional forms of religion and spirituality
Distinguishing characteristics• Joint venture: Tilburg School of Humanities & Tilburg School of Theology• Cooperation between Tilburg and specialized centres of research, such as: • Institute for Liturgical and Ritual Studies . Centre for Patristic Research • National Liturgical and Ritual Studies Programme . Thomas Institute • Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations • Babylon Centre for Studies of the Multicultural Society• Areas of Specialization: • Biblical Exegesis . Practical Theology • Systematic Theology . Liturgical and Ritual Studies • History of Christianity . Studies of Religious Diversity
Program structureYear 1 Year 2• 2 Major courses 15.0 EC • 2 Major courses 15.0 EC• 2 Minor courses 15.0 EC • 1 elective course 7.5 EC• 1 elective course 7.5 EC • Master Colloquium 4.5 EC• 3 compulsory courses 22.5 EC • 2 Research seminars 3.0 EC • Research Master Thesis 30.0 ECTOTAL: 60.0 EC TOTAL: 60.0 EC
Curriculum: Year 13 compulsory courses• Classical Texts in Theology 7.5 EC• Methodological Skills 7.5 EC• Philosophy of Science 7.5 EC1 elective courseYou will choose 1 elective course worth 7.5 EC offered by Tilburg University or anotherresearch university.2 major coursesYou will choose 2 Major courses worth 15 EC from the track you wish to specialize in:• Theology• Religious Studies2 minor coursesYou will choose 2 Minor courses worth 15 EC from the track you did not choose tospecialize in.
Curriculum: Year 22 major courses:You will choose 2 Major courses worth 15 EC from the track you chose to specialize in:• Theology• Religious Studies1 elective course:You will choose 1 elective course worth 7.5 EC offered by Tilburg University or anotherresearch university.2 Research Seminars 3.0 ECMaster Colloquium 4.5 ECResearch Master Thesis 30.0 EC
Key characteristics• Challenging two-year program taught entirely in English• Mixed group of both Dutch and international students• Program covers the numerous ways in which written and spoken language is used (integrated approach of linguistic & non-linguistic communication sources)• Strong emphasis on the training of empirical research You come in as a student and you leave as a junior researcher.• Training of scholarly skills such as academic writing & giving academic speeches
Distinguishing characteristics• Partnership with the Faculty of Arts at Radboud University Nijmegen• Combination of leading-edge research with excellent education• Unique in the Netherlands (thanks to its strong emphasis on empirical research)• Extensive networking possibilities via the Centre for Language Studies (CLS), which is closely linked to the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) and the Babylon Research Centre• Areas of Specialization: • Communication . Psycholinguistics • Linguistics . Sociolinguistics • Information Technology . Linguistic Anthropology • Language and Speech Technology . Language Acquisition
Program structureYear 1 Year 2• 2 compulsory courses 16 EC • 2 elective courses 10 EC• 2-3 methodology courses 12 EC • Research paper 5 EC• 4 elective courses 24 EC • Research training project 15 EC• Term paper 5 EC • Master Thesis seminar 5 EC• Research seminar 3 EC • Research Master Thesis 25 ECTOTAL 60 EC TOTAL 60 EC
Curriculum: Year 1compulsory courses• Foundations of Language & Communication• Classic texts in Language & Communicationmethodology courses• (Statistics)• Corpus and Experimental Methods• Laboratory research / scripting / analysis of variance / programming / ethnographic research
Curriculum: Year 1elective courses (subject to change)• Communication strategies • Digital Collaboration• Multimodality & Communication • Knowledge Management• Cognition and Process • Computer Games• Natural Language Processing • Non-verbal Communication• Computer Vision • Culture and Technology• Language, Culture & Identity • Evolution of Language• Cognitive Sociolinguistics • Language & Globalization• Human Behavior and Information Technology • Social Media• Negotiation Strategies• Information Search, Retrieval & Recommendation• Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery• Culture, Communication and Computers• Metaphor Theory
Curriculum: Year 2elective courses (subject to change)• Communication strategies• Multimodality & Communication• Cognition and Process• Natural Language Processing• Computer Vision• Language, Culture & Identity• Cognitive Sociolinguistics• Human Behavior and Information Technology• Negotiation Strategies• Information Search, Retrieval & Recommendation• Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery• Culture, Communication and Computers• Metaphor Theory
Key characteristics• Challenging two-year program taught entirely in English• Study of interconnections between philosophical topics & interdisciplinary research• Strong emphasis on the training of academic skills & the art of thinking• Lively research environment in which you discuss your ideas with leading philosophers from all over the world• Ultimately you will acquire the skills and insights needed to do independent intellectual work in philosophy at a postgraduate level
Distinguishing characteristics• Philosophy programs in the Netherlands cooperate in a common Graduate School (OZSW). Students can take courses at all participating universities.• Close cooperation with the Tilburg School of Economics and Management & Tilburg Law School• Particularly strong in epistemology, philosophy of science and logic thanks to the Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS)• Areas of Specialization: • Epistemology and Philosophy of Science • Logic and Language • Legal and Political Philosophy • Ethics • German Idealism
Program structureYear 1 Year 2• 2 advanced courses 18 EC • 3 research seminars 27 EC• Methods & skills 1&2 24 EC • Practical research skills 3 EC• Research seminar 9 EC • Research Master Thesis 30 EC• Research paper 9 ECTOTAL 60 EC TOTAL 60 EC
Curriculum: Year 1 & 2Methods & Skills: 2 elective, advanced courses:• Methods of Philosophical Research 1 9 EC • Medieval Logic, Semantics, and Philosophy of• Methods of Philosophical Research 2 9 EC Language 9 EC • Ethics 9 EC1 elective Research Seminar: • Decisions and Deliberations 9 EC• Epistemology & Philosophy of Science 1 9 EC • Rationality 9 EC• Epistemology & Philosophy of Science 2 9 EC• Logic and Language 1 9 EC Research Paper 9 EC• Logic and Language 2 9 EC• Ethics 9 EC• Great Works of Continental Philosophy 3 9 EC• Great Works of Continental Philosophy 4 9 EC• Legal and Political Philosophy 9 EC
A student’s perspectiveZeynep Azar Why did I choose the Research Master Language & Communication? Why did I choose Tilburg University for my Research Master? My study experience so far. My career aspirations.
Why a Research Master?• Great intellectual challenge• Studies at a level of excellence & far above average• Strong emphasis on the training of scholarly skills such as academic writing, clear reasoning, critical analysis and giving academic speeches• Lively research environment with highly experienced researchers with well- established names• Benefit from the expertise of your personal supervisor• The best step toward a career in research, be it in (inter)national academia or in (inter)national business
Career perspectives• Doctoral programs in the Netherlands or abroad • PhD Philosophy (2 positions) @Tilburg School of Humanities• Research-related professions in academia in the Netherlands or abroad • Professor in Dogmatic Theology @Tilburg School of Catholic Theology• Research-related professions in business in the Netherlands or abroad • MNC’s • (Non-) profit organizations • Ministry of Education, Culture and Science • …..
Admission criteria• Bachelor ‘s or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with a grade point average of 7.5 (out of 10) and a minimal score of 8.0 on the Bachelor or Master Thesis• Talent, affinity and motivation to engage in scientific research• English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Proficiency)
Tuition feesStatutory fee: € 1.835,- a year (EEA)Whether you pay the statutory fee or institutional fee depends on:• nationality and residence• previously obtained degreesMore information?www.tilburguniversity.edu/students/administration/tuitionfees
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