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International Experimental and Clinical Linguistics

University of Potsdam

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The International Experimental and Clinical Linguistics (IECL) Master/Ph.D. course at the University of Potsdam offers innovative training that combines linguistic knowledge with interdisciplinary experimental research in an international setting.

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The International Experimental and Clinical Linguistics (IECL) Master/Ph.D. course at the University of Potsdam provides an advanced academic training in research methodology in a flexible format and prepares you for a scientific career in the areas of psycho- and neurolinguistics. The IECL has a specific focus on the neuro-cognitive mechanisms underlying language processing, language acquisition, their disorders, and their rehabilitation. You can develop your own area of interest within a research framework of first language acquisition, speech and language processing, evidence based practice in speech and language disorders, and multilingual language acquisition and processing.

Career Opportunities

The program provides intensive, research-based training in experimental and clinical linguistics in which students can deepen and expand the knowledge, skills, and proficiencies gained in their bachelor’s studies. This includes the theoretical, methodological and experimental foundations for scientific work, and prepares the student for a career in fields related to applied science, research, and teaching. The program does not provide basic training for working as a speech and language therapist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • First Language Acquisition
  • Language Processing
  • Evidence Bases for Language Disorders
  • Language Acquisition and Processing in Multilingual Contexts
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Advanced Topics in First Language Acquisition 
  • Advanced Topics in Language Processing
  • Advanced Topics in Evidence Bases for Language Disorders
  • Advanced Topics in Language Acquisition and Processing in Multilingual Contexts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • (a first academic degree i.e., a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in a subject essential for the degree program in experimental cognitive sciences, or an academic degree in speech and language treatment, or an experimental degree program closely related to the field, with at least 180 CP of coursework.
  • knowledge of experimental-empirical competences evidenced by at least: 6 credit points in statistics and/or quantitative research methods; 12 credit points in the field of experimental cognitive science (psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, developmental psychology, biopsychology).
  • English language skills (if it is not your first language) at least at C1 level.

Tuition Fee

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  • 280 Euros per semester administrative fee

Living costs for Potsdam

690 - 1050 EUR /month
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