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Clinical Linguistics / EMCL

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 Clinical Linguistics is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundus programme in Clinical Linguistics, EMCL+. EMCL+ is an integrated two-year Master's programme offered jointly by a consortium of the Universities of Groningen (NL), Potsdam (DE) and Eastern Finland (FI) and 15 associated partners from the academic, R&D, and clinical sector, finishing with a joint Msc degree from the three institutions. It is a full-time interdisciplinary and transnational university programme at the Masters level, providing integrated training in neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and clinical linguistics.

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

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

Facts & Figures
Degree
MA in Linguistics (research)
Course type
Research master
Duration
24 months (120 ECTS)
Croho code
60817
Language of instruction
English
Start
Faculty
Arts
Why study this programme in Groningen?

In Groningen, courses focus on neuroimaging, language processing, and developmental and acquired language disorders.

  • Developmental Language Disorders
  • Cross Linguistic Aspects of Aphasia
  • Language Testing during Awake Surgery
  • Neuro Imaging and Language
Programme
Periods
CoursesCourse Catalog >12
Courses in Joensuu (Eastern Finland) (30 EC)
Cross Linguistic Aspects of Aphasia (10 EC)
Developmental Language Disorders (10 EC)
Language Testing during Awake Brain Surgery (5 EC)
Neuro Imaging and Language (5 EC)
Periods
CoursesCourse Catalog >1234
Courses in Potsdam (30 EC)
Master Internship (10 EC)
Master Thesis (30 EC)

Curriculum

For more course info go to: http://emcl.eu/info/#content-and-structure

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is required
  • Maximum of 90 EC
Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum requirement of: TOEFL 600 (paper), 250 (computer) or 100 points (internet) / IELTS of at least 7,0 / CAE of at least level C1.

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 the partner universities.

Registration procedure

Note: it's not possible to start in February. For more information, please contact the study advisor.

Please read about the admission procedure on Admission EMCL+

Transfer options

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
LinguisticsAll Research universities

Additional requirements

More information:

See: previous education and other admission requirements.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum requirement of: TOEFL 600 (paper), 250 (computer) or 100 points (internet) / IELTS of at least 7,0 / CAE of at least level C1.

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 the partner universities.

Language requirements

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

Registration procedure

Note: it's not possible to start in February. For more information, please contact the study advisor.

Please read about the admission procedure on Admission EMCL+

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
EU/EEA students01 December 202001 September 2021
non-EU/EEA students01 December 202001 September 2021
Tuition fees

EU-students: €4.500 per year // non-EU students: €9.000 per year

Practical information for:

After your studies

Job prospects

The aim of the Masters Course is to train highly qualified and advanced students who are excellently prepared for wide employ-ability, by the unique combination of research training and an internship with an academic, R&D in neurotechnology, or clinical component. This means that we prepare the students to employment in the academic, R&D and clinical field. Importantly, the track is not meant to train students to become speech and language therapists.

Job examples

  • Research oriented career
  • PhD student
Research

The Clinical Linguistics/EMCL track in Groningen, which is offered by the Graduate School for the Humanities, is linked to excellent, multidisciplinary research which is carried out at the Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) and the Groningen Research School for Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN).

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Contact

If you want to know more about the programme Clinical Linguistics / EMCL, please contact:

  • Alice Pomstra (study advisor)
    Email: info emcl.eu
  • Ask Your Question Here (please fill in this contact form, we will answer you as soon as possible.)
  • Dr. Roel Jonkers (local coordinator)
    Email: info emcl.eu
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						Testimonial of PhD Student Vânia Aguiar

    EMCL strengthened my desire to pursue an academic career

    – PhD Student Vânia Aguiar
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    I decided to apply for EMCL because I aspired to pursue a career in academia. I wanted to spend two semesters studying at the UG because I had a particular interest in aphasia, and so I wanted to work with Prof. Roelien Bastiaanse. That was a really good decision! The city of Groningen is simply charming, and the University's facilities are impressive.

    As for the courses, I particularly enjoyed the research-oriented teaching methodology. By the end of the taught semesters, I did not feel stressed about coming up with my own ideas for a thesis. This also prepared me for writing an application for a PhD position.

    I am currently a third-year PhD student in the International Doctorate in Experimental Approaches to Language and Brain (IDEALAB). I have travelled between IDEALAB partner universities in Italy, Australia and The Netherlands (Groningen), where I am supervised by internationally renowned researchers, and I have access to neuroimaging and neuromodulation techniques which I was able to use during my experiments. The fact that I had already learned about Event Related Potentials (ERPs) during EMCL, made it easier for me to address my PhD topic from different perspectives.

    EMCL has strengthen my desire to pursuit an academic career. I am confident that the network that I have established and the skills that I have acquired in the past five years will be key to reach my goals.

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    A Research Master in Linguistics seemed a perfect fit

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    I moved to Groningen from the Baltic States in 2012, to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Culture with a minor in Media and Journalism. I have always been passionate about languages, research, writing and editing, so the choice to move abroad for the sake of higher education was not a particularly hard one.

    Choosing a Research Master

    After my experiences in both fields of Linguistics and Journalism, I decided to take the academic path, so a Research Master in Linguistics seemed a perfect fit. This degree is nothing less but challenging, but if you are an aspiring researcher who is passionate about Linguistics like me- it is most definitely worth it.


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Holland Scholarship

Are you an international student from a non EU/EEA member state starting a Research Master's programme or Erasmus Mundus Master's programme at the Faculty of Arts? If so, you could qualify for the Holland Scholarship, a partial scholarship which helps you to finance your studies.

Read more on the Holland Scholarship.

Research Assistants Programme

Talented and motivated students who start in September in one of the five Research Master Programmes offered by the Faculty of Arts, may apply for a paid position of one day a week at the university.

Read more about the Research Assistants Programme positions.

Master’s degree programme in Linguistics

The Faculty of Arts also offers a one year master’s degree programme in Linguistics.

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Study associations

Tw!st

TW!ST is the study association for students of Linguistics in Groningen.
Since it started in 2005, TW!ST has been encouraging students to get to know each other both in and outside the lecture halls. The association organizes trips to language research institutes, symposiums and lectures, and other activities including an introduction camp, drinks and dinner parties and a gala. We also provide our members with study material at discount prices.
http://twistgroningen.nl/

Synthesis

Synthesis is the new study association for all Research Master students from the Faculty of Arts. Synthesis is both a social network and a platform for the academic development of young scholars. Given our shared interest in academic research, Synthesis organizes a variety of seminars, lectures and workshops about academic skills or career strategy with interesting speakers from different fields.
Synthesis also aims to create and maintain an active Research Master community by organizing social activities such as drinks, dinners and fun trips. Join our Facebook group for more information.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/468316950175210/
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Study support

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.