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Research masters Humanities/Theology: Language & Communication, Philosophy, Theology / Tilburg University. More information: www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/research-masters-and-phd-programmes

Research masters Humanities/Theology: Language & Communication, Philosophy, Theology / Tilburg University. More information: www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/research-masters-and-phd-programmes

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  • 1. Research Masters Humanities
    • Presentation 19 May 2011 (Master’s Information Evening)
  • 2. Tilburg School of Humanities & School of Theology Research Master’s programmes in: Theology & Religious studies Language & Communication Philosophy
  • 3. Year Programme Title 1 st year 2 nd year 3 rd year 4 th year BSc/BA MSc/MA MA with an Mphil supplement PhD/Dr. Two-year programme Three-year or four-year programme Bachelor Master (Research) Master PhD
  • 4. Research profiles
      • Language & Communication
    • Creative Computing, Language, Communication & Cognition
    • Philosophy
    • Practical Philosophy: Ethics, Political and Legal Philosophy
    • Theoretical Philosophy: Logic, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science
    • History of Philosophy: German Idealism
    • Language & Communication and Theology & Religious Studies
    • Interaction of Language, Religion and Culture, Language & Globalization, Literature & Visual Arts, Presentation in Public Sphere, Ritual & Religion, and various theological sub-disciplines
  • 5. Partners Language & Communication Tilburg University (School of Humanities) & Radboud University Philosophy Tilburg University (School of Humanities) & Radboud University Theology & Religious Studies Tilburg University: School of Humanities & School of Theology
  • 6. Research programmes & institutes / centres TICC TiLPS Babylon & ILRS Theoretical Philosophy: Creative Computing Language Communication & Cognition Religion & Ritual Literature/visual Arts in Public Sphere Logic, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science Language & Globalization
  • 7. Theology & Religious studies
  • 8. 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, L iturgical and Ritual studies , Christian and Jewish traditions, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and non-institutional forms of religion and spirituality
  • 9. 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
    . . . . .
  • 10. Programme structure
      • Year 1
        • 2 Major courses 15.0 EC
      • 2 Minor courses 15.0 EC
      • 1 elective course 7.5 EC
      • 3 compulsory courses 22.5 EC
      • TOTAL: 60.0 EC
      • Year 2
      • 2 Major courses 15.0 EC
      • 1 elective course 7.5 EC
      • Master Colloquium 4.5 EC
      • 2 Research seminars 3.0 EC
      • Research Master Thesis 30.0 EC
      • TOTAL: 60.0 EC
  • 11. Curriculum: Year 1
      • 3 compulsory courses
      • Classical Texts in Theology 7.5 EC
      • Methodological Skills 7.5 EC
      • Philosophy of Science 7.5 EC
      • 1 elective course
      • You will choose 1 elective course worth 7.5 EC offered by Tilburg University or another
      • research university.
      • 2 major courses
      • You will choose 2 Major courses worth 15 EC from the track you wish to specialize in:
      • Theology
      • Religious Studies
      • 2 minor courses
      • You will choose 2 Minor courses worth 15 EC from the track you did not choose to
      • specialize in.
  • 12. Curriculum: Year 2
      • 2 major courses:
      • You will choose 2 Major courses worth 15 EC from the track you chose to specialize in:
      • Theology
      • Religious Studies
      • 1 elective course:
      • You will choose 1 elective course worth 7.5 EC offered by Tilburg University or another
      • research university.
      • 2 Research Seminars 3.0 EC
      • Master Colloquium 4.5 EC
      • Research Master Thesis 30.0 EC
  • 13. Language & Communication
  • 14. Key characteristics
      • Challenging two-year programme taught entirely in English
      • Mixed group of both Dutch and international students
      • Programme 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
  • 15. 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
    . . . .
  • 16. Programme structure
      • Year 1
      • 2 compulsory courses 16 EC
      • 2-3 methodology courses 12 EC
      • 4 elective courses 24 EC
      • Term paper 5 EC
      • Research seminar 3 EC
      • TOTAL 60 EC
      • Year 2
      • 2 elective courses 10 EC
      • Research paper 5 EC
      • Research training project 15 EC
      • Master Thesis seminar 5 EC
      • Research Master Thesis 25 EC
      • TOTAL 60 EC
  • 17. Curriculum: Year 1
      • compulsory courses
      • Foundations of Language & Communication
      • Classic texts in Language & Communication
      • methodology courses
      • (Statistics)
      • Corpus and Experimental Methods
      • Laboratory research / scripting / analysis of variance / programming / ethnographic research
  • 18. Curriculum: Year 1
      • elective 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
      • Digital Collaboration
      • Knowledge Management
      • Computer Games
      • Non-verbal Communication
      • Culture and Technology
      • Evolution of Language
      • Language & Globalization
      • Social Media
  • 19. Curriculum: Year 2
      • elective 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
  • 20. Philosophy
  • 21. Key characteristics
      • Challenging two-year programme 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
  • 22. Distinguishing characteristics
      • Joint venture with the Faculty of Philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen, thereby catering for the widest selection of philosophy specializations in Europe
      • 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
        • G erman Idealism
  • 23. Programme structure
      • Year 1
      • 1 research seminar 9 EC
      • 2 elective courses 18 EC
      • Methods & skills 24 EC
      • Research paper 9 EC
      • TOTAL 60 EC
      • Year 2
      • 3 research seminars 27 EC
      • Practical research skills 3 EC
      • Research Master Thesis 30 EC
      • TOTAL 60 EC
  • 24. Curriculum: Year 1
      • Methods & Skills:
      • Methods of Philosophical Research 1 9 EC
      • Methods of Philosophical Research 2 9 EC
      • Oral Presentation 3 EC
      • Academic Writing 3 EC
      • 1 elective Research Seminar:
      • Epistemology & Philosophy of Science 1 9 EC
      • Epistemology & Philosophy of Science 2 9 EC
      • Logic and Language 1 9 EC
      • Logic and Language 2 9 EC
      • Ethics 9 EC
      • German Idealism 9 EC
      • Legal and Political Philosophy 9 EC
      • Recent French Thought 9 EC
      • 2 elective, advanced courses:
      • Conceptions of Human Existance 9 EC
      • Ethics, Law and Politics 9 EC
      • Markets, Morals and Society 9 EC
      • Capitalism, Morality and Entrepreneurship 9 EC
      • Rationality 9 EC
      • Democracy and Religion 9 EC
      • Art & Culture and their Modern Delineation 9 EC
      • Experts in Modern Day Complex Society 9 EC
      • Ethics and the Consumer 9 EC
      • History of Freedom 9 EC
      • Language and the Boundaries of Thought 9 EC
      • Research Paper 9 EC
  • 25. Curriculum: Year 2
      • 3 elective Research Seminars:
      • Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 1 9 EC
      • Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 2 9 EC
      • Logic and Language 1 9 EC
      • Logic and Language 2 9 EC
      • Ethics 9 EC
      • German Idealism 9 EC
      • Legal and political Philosophy 9 EC
      • Recent French Thought 9 EC
      • Practical Research Skills 3 EC
      • Research Master Thesis 30 EC
  • 26. 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
  • 27. Career perspectives
      • Doctoral programmes 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 organisations
        • Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
        • … ..
  • 28. Current student body Last updated on 10 November 2010 Theology & Religious studies Language & Communication Philosophy Male: 60% 13% 54% Female: 40% 87% 46% Dutch: 87% 39% 54% International: 13% 61% 46%
  • 29. 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)
  • 30. Tuition fees
    • Statutory fee: € 1.713,- a year
    • Whether you pay the statutory fee or institutional fee depends on:
    • nationality and residence
    • previously obtained degrees
    • More information? www.tilburguniversity.edu/students/administration/tuitionfees
  • 31. Who is Who Drs. Denise Lindenau [email_address] Dr. Reinhard Muskens R.A.Muskens@uvt.nl Dr. Ad Backus A.M.Backus@uvt.nl Prof. Dr. Peter Jonkers P.H.A.I.Jonkers@uvt.nl Programme directors Academic advisor Philosophy Language & Communication Theology & Religious Studies
  • 32. International Relations Office (IRO)
      • [email_address]
      • IRO.humanities
      • Dr. Olga Houben
      • Secretary Graduate School for Humanities
      • Susanne Roelle MSc
      • Marketing & Recruitment Officer
      • International Master’s Programmes (page name)
      • TilburgUniversity