In the blocks 3 and 4 of year 1, students get to choose 2 electives (out of 7 in total: 4 in block 3 and 3 in block 4), in order to develop a more specialized research profile. You can check the Research Master Electives Humanities site to see which electives you can follow within our faculty. If you'd like to follow electives at another UU faculty you can check the Course Planner. You should ask the course coordinator for approval to participate in the course you're interested in and put in a request with the Board of Examiners to approve the course for your study programme. For advice about your choice of electives you can contact the programme coordinator or the study advisor. All RM students participate in the Research Seminar (part I) in block 4, as well as the LOT Summer pSchool (in June or July).
The LOT schools aim at a mixture of advanced RM students, and PhD students, and offer 18 one-week courses over a two-week period in all areas of linguistics. These courses are taught by Dutch and international experts upon invitation. RM students can participate in all the classes on offer, except for the research discussion groups that are offered on top of the regular 18 course program, because they target a PhD audience. RM students are expected to choose four courses over the two-week period of the school, and write their term paper related to the LOT school in blok 1 of year 2, as part of the Research Seminar (part II). For more information on the courses offered in the LOT Summer School, consult the LOT website.
During the entire year, students are expected to participate in the UiL OTS colloquium.