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Clinical Linguistics / EMCL


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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), Ghent (B) and Eastern Finland (FI) and 26 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; 2 teaching semesters, the third semester is a combination of a teaching semester and internship, the fourth semester to finish the masters thesis. After finishing this track you will receive a joint degree.

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




Master of Arts


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530


Application requirements

Students must be willing to follow part of the programme at the partner universities. Please note that other documents also have to be submitted in order to complete your application, such as a copy of your passport, a scan of your original diploma and a scan of your original academic transcripts. For more information, see:

Prospective students with a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics or another Bachelor's degree with a substantial linguistics component are eligible for admission to this Master's track. Examples of these types of Bachelor's programmes are: * Speech and language pathology * Linguistics * Biomedical sciences * Psychology * Special education

An excellent academic record: An overview of the results achieved so far within the Bachelor's degree programme and/or other university degree programmes is required.

Minimum English Language requirement of: TOEFL 600 (paper), 250 (computer) or 100 points (internet, with at least a score of 25 on the component 'writing') / IELTS of at least 7,0 (or above with at least a score of 6.5 on all separate components)/ Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency Certificate.

A letter outlining the prospective student's motivation for applying to the EMCL++ programme, including their expectations and interests.

Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL computer based
TOEFL internet based

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Dec '23 1 Dec '23
1 Sep '25 1 Dec '24 1 Dec '24
1 Sep '26 1 Dec '25 1 Dec '25


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

StuNed Scholarship Programme

StuNed Scholarships for master studies, short courses and customised training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least 2 years' work experience in a development-related organisation.


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Oude Boteringestraat 44
9712 GL Groningen
050 363 9011

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