Clinical Linguistics / EMCL

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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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.

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typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee

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:

Waarom aan de RUG?

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


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opbouwFor more course info go to:
1e jaar
Language and Culture (Groningen)
3 EC
Language and speech disorders in adults (Groningen)
5 EC
Language and speech disorders in children (Groningen)
5 EC
Neuroimaging and Language (Groningen)
5 EC
Development of serious games, apps and Virtual Reality for language impaired populations (Groningen)
6 EC
Language testing during awake brain surgery (Groningen)
6 EC
Bilingualism (Ghent)
4 EC
Dyslexia (Ghent)
4 EC
Advances in Psycholinguistics (Ghent)
3 EC
Eye-tracking in language research (Ghent)
3 EC
Computational models in psycholinguistics (Ghent)
4 EC
Language and Culture (Ghent)
3 EC
Statistics and Research Methods in Psycholinguistics (Ghent)
9 EC
2e jaar
Language and Culture (Finland)
3 EC
Speech technology for speech impairment research (Finland)
4 EC
Python programming for linguistic research (Finland)
3 EC
Language and autism (Finland)
2 EC
Articulatory, acoustic and perceptual analysis of speech motor disorders (Finland)
4 EC
Academic writing (thesis preparation) (Finland)
4 EC
Internship (Various Locations)
10 EC
Thesis (Various locations)
30 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
25% theorie
25% praktijk
excursion, laboratory work, oral presentation, research, research project, poster presentation, seminar, internship, tutorial
study guidance
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.
exchange programs
  • University of Joensuu - Finland
  • University of Potsdam - Duitsland

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 15 december 2022
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2024

aanmelding deadline : 15 december 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

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+


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

A CV in EuroPass format, see the link below

Minimum English Language requirement of: TOEFL 600 (paper), 250 (computer) or 100 points (internet) / IELTS of at least 7,0 / Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency Certificate

reference letter
Two reference letters of academic referees.

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

inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

De stad


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.

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

PhD Vânia Aguiar
EMCL strengthened my desire to pursue an academic career

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...
I have travelled between IDEALAB partner universities in Italy, Australia and The Netherlands (Groningen), where I was 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. Currently I am working as one of the teachers at the neurolinguistics departement in Groningen.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 will be key to reach my goals.

lees verder ...
A Research Master in Linguistics seemed a perfect fit

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 MasterAfter 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...

lees verder ...


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1/7 RUG
Clinical Linguistics / EMCL
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
31 eerstejaars
74% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/7 RUG
Language and Cognition
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
31 eerstejaars
74% vrouw
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3/7 RUG
Language and Communication Technologies (Double Degree Programme)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
31 eerstejaars
74% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/7 RUG
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2017
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
31 eerstejaars
74% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/7 Universiteit Leiden
Linguistics (Research)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
44 eerstejaars
61% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/7 UU
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
26 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
7/7 Amsterdam UVA
Linguistics (research MA)
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The aim of the Masters' track is to train highly qualified and advanced students who are excellently prepared for wide employability, 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 for employment in the academic, R&D and clinical field.
Importantly, the track is not meant to train students to become speech and language therapists.

Potentiële beroepen

phd student
research oriented career
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Mireya Harmsen MA

coordinator: for all questions regarding application

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