Research course

Clinical Linguistics

University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MA Linguistics by research

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree in speech and language pathology, linguistics, biomedical sciences, psychology or language impairment. Students must be willing to follow part of the programme the partner universities.

Months of entry


Course content

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 programme.

In the two-year international Research Master's programme in Clinical Linguistics, you will study Linguistics and Neuroscience. You will explore subjects such as neuro-imaging, language processing and developmental language disorders.

The programme is meant for talented students who aspire to do research in the field of Clinical Linguistics. After finishing the degree, you will have acquired essential research skills and fundamental knowledge of Clinical, Neuro- and Psycholinguistics.

The two-year training is currently part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundus programme in Clinical Linguistics. It is offered by the Universities of Groningen, Potsdam (Germany) and Eastern Finland (Joensuu). In the first year, you will start the programme at the university of Eastern Finland (Joensuu) during the first term. You will continue your training in Potsdam during the second term. During the third term all students will study in Groningen. You will finish your studies by writing a Master's thesis during your fourth term.

After finishing this programme you will receive a joint degree.

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Information for international students

Fees and funding

UK students
3750 (EU)
International students
7500 (non-EU)

Qualification and course duration

MA Linguistics by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Roel Jonkers