UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Language Sciences (with specialisation in Speech and Hearing Sciences)

The combined specialisation in speech and hearing sciences 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 speech and hearing 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

Core modules: introduction to the brain and imaging the brain; research methods: principles, skills and applications. Options: specialisation modules: Students select 3 specialisation modules from one of these core areas: auditory theory; development of speech perception and production; experimental phonetics; introduction to speech sciences; phonetic theory; students select 2 modules from all those offered within the division of psychology and language sciences, subject to availability and agreement with the programme director. Options include: advanced topics in speech perception; deafness, cognition and language; neuroscience of language; second language speech learning; stuttering; web programming for research in psychology and language sciences.

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 dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,550 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 24,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,770 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 12,310 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

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020 7679 4274