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International Master’s / Doctoral Program Experimental and Clinical Linguistics (IECL) | Master/Ph.D.

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The International Master’s / Doctoral Program Experimental and Clinical Linguistics (IECL) at the University of Potsdam offers innovative training that combines linguistic knowledge with interdisciplinary experimental research in an international setting. It involves a master’s and a doctoral program, allowing for a direct transition from a master’s degree to doctoral studies. The language of instruction is English.

THE PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
NameInternational Master’s / Doctoral Program Experimental and Clinical Linguistics (IECL)
DegreeMaster of Science und/oder Ph.D.
Standard period of study4/6 semesters
Credit point120
Language of instruction
English
Start of study (1st semester)Winter semester (Master) | Winter or summer semester (Ph.D.)
CampusGolm

Program Content

The IECL offers advanced academic training in different areas of psycho- and neurolinguistics, for example language acquisition, language processing and language disorders. Special attention is paid to in-depth training in research methods and statistics.

Annemarie Jäckel, Program Graduate

"The large proportion of independent academic work within the IECL Program has prepared me well for presenting my own research project at an internationally renowned conference in Toronto."

Course Objective and Future Career Options

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.

Prerequisites for Admission to the Master’s Program

Holders of a first academic degree, for example a bachelor's degree, with a minimum of 180 credit points in a field related to Cognitive Sciences (Linguistics, Psychology), Speech and Language Pathology, or another related field are eligible to apply for the master's program.

If your first language is not English you must demonstrate an adequate command of the English language (C1 level, Common European Framework of Reference) with an internationally recognized test (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS).

You can read more about the subject-specific admission requirements in the respective admission regulations.

Prerequisites for Admission to the Doctoral Program

Graduates of the IECL master’s program or a comparable master’s program can apply for admission to the doctoral program.

Annemarie Jäckel, Program Graduate

"The large proportion of independent academic work within the IECL Program has prepared me well for presenting my own research project at an internationally renowned conference in Toronto."

Program Structure

During the four semesters of the master’s program you will earn a total of 120 credit points (CP). For additional information, please consult the subject-specific Degree Regulations or the Departmental Advisory Office.

CONTENT AND CREDIT POINTS

Modules

Credit points

Introductory Modules (mandatory) 
24 CP

Foundations of Scholarly Work

Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis

12 CP

12 CP

Foundation Modules (electives)
Successful completion of 2 foundation modules 
12 CP

(1) First Language Acquisition

(2) Language Processing

(3) Evidence Bases for Language Disorders

(4) Language Acquisition and Processing in Multilingual Contexts

6 CP

6 CP

6 CP

6 CP

Advanced Modules (elective)
Successful completion of one advanced module 
12 CP

(1) Advanced Topics in First Language Acquisition 

(2) Advanced Topics in Language Processing

(3) Advanced Topics in Evidence Bases for Language Disorders

(4) Advanced Topics in Language Acquisition and Processing in Multilingual Contexts

12 CP

12 CP

12 CP

12 CP

Project Module (mandatory)
18 CP
Internship
Individual Modules (mandatory)
24 CP

Academic Writing

Individual Research Module

12 CP

12 CP

Master’s Thesis
30 CP
Total120 CP

Structure of the Doctoral Program

During the six semesters of the doctoral program you will earn a total of 180 credit points (CP).

CONTENT AND CREDIT POINTS

Modules

Credit points

Colloquium
(colloquium attendance and presentation of scientific data)
15 CP

Professional Skills
(taking over responsibilities in scientific research management, in the acquisition of research financing or by teaching and tutoring under supervision)
15 CP
Doctoral Project / Dissertation 150 CP
Total180 CP

Contact

Department of Linguistics

Dr. Nicole Stadie | Departmental Advising

 

Campus Golm | House 14, room 2.06

Advantages at a Glance

  • research-oriented training with obligatory lab internships
  • options for specialization in different areas of experimental and clinical linguistics
  • ntegration of semester abroad
  • direct transition from master degree to doctoral studies
  • affiliation with the university Research Focus Cognitive Science

Application

Are you interested in becoming part of the International Master's / Doctoral Program Experimental and Clinical Linguistics (IECL) at the University of Potsdam? Then you should take the next step on the application pages to find out more about current application and enrollment procedures.

Contact

Department of Linguistics

Dr. Nicole Stadie | Departmental Advising

 

Campus Golm | House 14, room 2.06

This description is based in part on the information provided by the Program-Specific Regulation for the Internationale Master-/Promotionsprogramm Experimental Clinical Linguistics (IECL) at the University of Potsdam, dated 20 January 2016 (AmBek Nr. 8/16), as well as the corresponding statutes for changing the Regulation.