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24 months

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About Clinical Linguistics / EMCL+ at University of Groningen

How is language stored in the brain? What effects can brain damage have on our ability to use language? And why do some children have difficulty learning language? Find it out in this track.

The two-year international Research Master's track in ClinicalLinguistics is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundusprogramme in Clinical Linguistics, EMCL+. EMCL+ is an integratedtwo-year Master's programme offered jointly by a consortium of theUniversities of Groningen (NL), Potsdam (DE) and Eastern Finland(FI) and 15 associated partners from the academic, R&D, andclinical sector, finishing with a joint Msc degree from the threeinstitutions. It is a full-time interdisciplinary and transnationaluniversity programme at the Masters level, providing integratedtraining in neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and clinicallinguistics.

The regular study period is 24 months. It consists of 4semesters; 3 teaching semesters and a fourth semester to finish theinternship and masters thesis. After finishing this track you willreceive a joint degree.

Most recent information on the EMCL + programme can be foundat: emcl.eu

How is language stored in the brain? What effects can brain damage have on our ability to use language? And why do some children have difficulty learning language? Find it out in this track.

The two-year international Research Master's track in ClinicalLinguistics is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundusprogramme in Clinical Linguistics, EMCL+. EMCL+ is an integratedtwo-year Master's programme offered jointly by a consortium of theUniversities of Groningen (NL), Potsdam (DE) and Eastern Finland(FI) and 15 associated partners from the academic, R&D, andclinical sector, finishing with a joint Msc degree from the threeinstitutions. It is a full-time interdisciplinary and transnationaluniversity programme at the Masters level, providing integratedtraining in neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and clinicallinguistics.

The regular study period is 24 months. It consists of 4semesters; 3 teaching semesters and a fourth semester to finish theinternship and masters thesis. After finishing this track you willreceive a joint degree.

Most recent information on the EMCL + programme can be found at:emcl.eu

After your studies

Job prospects

The aim of the Masters Course is to train highly qualified andadvanced students who are excellently prepared for wideemploy-ability, by the unique combination of research training andan internship with an academic, R&D in neurotechnology, orclinical component. This means that we prepare the students toemployment in the academic, R&D and clinical field.Importantly, the track is not meant to train students to becomespeech and language therapists.

The aim of the Masters Course is to train highly qualified andadvanced students who are excellently prepared for wideemploy-ability, by the unique combination of research training andan internship with an academic, R&D in neurotechnology, orclinical component. This means that we prepare the students toemployment in the academic, R&D and clinical field.Importantly, the track is not meant to train students to becomespeech and language therapists.

Job examples

  • Research oriented career
  • PhD student
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Additional requirements

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See: previous education and other admission requirements.

Admission requirements

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language test

Minimum requirement of: TOEFL 600 (paper), 250 (computer) or 100points (internet) / IELTS of at least 7,0 / CAE of at least levelC1.

previous education

Bachelor degree in speech and language pathology, linguistics,biomedical sciences, psychology or language impairment.

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other admission requirements

Students must be willing to follow part of the programme at thepartner universities.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum requirement of: TOEFL 600 (paper), 250 (computer) or 100points (internet) / IELTS of at least 7,0 / CAE of at least levelC1.

previous education

Bachelor degree in speech and language pathology, linguistics,biomedical sciences, psychology or language impairment.

reference letterNo further information
written requestNo further information
other admission requirements

Students must be willing to follow part of the programme at thepartner universities.

Registration procedure

Please read about the admission procedure on Admission EMCL+

Please read about the admission procedure on Admission EMCL+

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced)C1
IELTS overall band7
TOEFL paper based600
TOEFL computer based250
TOEFL internet based100

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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