UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Language Sciences (with specialisation in Language Development)

The combined specialisation in language development provides a thorough multi-disciplinary introduction to modern knowledge and current research in the inter-related aspects of human spoken communication. It prepares students from different backgrounds for work in the rapidly developing fields of language development research, and their technological applications.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a language-related area such as linguistics, speech sciences, English language, psychology, cognitive science, or a cognate discipline.

Course modules

Mandatory modules: introduction to the brain and imaging the brain; research methods: principles, skills and applications. Students select 3 specialisation modules from those below: development of speech perception and production; developmental disorders of language, learning and cognition; developmental language disorders and cognitive neuroscience; language acquisition; semantic and pragmatic development. Options: students select two modules from all those offered within the division of psychology and language sciences, subject to availability and agreement with the programme director. A list of possible options is listed below: conversation analysis; current issues in syntax; deafness, cognition and language; foundations of linguistics; issues in pragmatics; neuroscience of language; phonetic theory; second language speech learning; speech processing; stuttering.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, small-group teaching and a virtual learning environment. Some modules also involve workshops or practical classes. Student performance is assessed through coursework, examinations and the research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 24,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,550 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,550 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,550 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,550 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,770 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,310 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,770 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,770 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,770 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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