EMCL - European Masters in Clinical Linguistics

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  • Duration: 2 years


The EMCL is a 24-month full-time interdisciplinary and transnational university programme at the Masters level providing integrated training in theoretical and experimental neurosciences and psycholinguistics with clinical issues. The aim of the Masters programme is to train highly qualified advanced students who are excellently prepared for research work and PhD-programmes in the above fields.

The transnational consortium comprises three universities: Groningen (NL), Eastern Finland in Joensuu (FI) and Potsdam (DE). The programme consists of three teaching semesters and a fourth semester to do an internship and write the Masters thesis. Students will all start in Potsdam in the first month of the programme (Sept. 1-30) to organize practical arrangements and participate in intensive work-up courses on linguistics, methodology and clinical aphasiology. The rest of the first semester (Oct.1-March 1) will be spent either in Groningen or Joensuu, where research courses in addition to a language course will be obligatory. All students spend the second term in Potsdam. The first part (March 1-April 15) concentrates on language, clinical neurology and therapy, the second part (April 15-July 15) offers obligatory research classes. At the end of the second term (July 15-Sept. 1), students prepare their thesis exposé in combination with a course on scientific writing and they prepare their internship. During the third term, three obligatory advanced research classes are offered in Groningen and Joensuu. At the beginning of this term, students attend an international conference and workshops organised for the consortium students. To finish the programme, the fourth term is spent at the institution of the first thesis supervisor and includes an internship as well as the actual thesis work.

The total number of credits required for completing the programme is 120 ECTS. All courses are taught in English. Students obtain a joint consortium degree recognized in all countries of the consortium partners. The programme recruits students worldwide. The requirement for admission is at least three years of higher education (BA, BSc or equivalent) with an emphasis on speech and language pathology, linguistics, biomedical sciences, psychology or special education.


  • UNIVERSITY OF POTSDAM, Germany (Co-ordinating institution)


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