UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Linguistics (Phonology)

The course is a research-oriented programme designed for students looking for concentrated study in phonology, with a focus on theoretically-driven empirical research. Students will use typological comparison, data collection, experimental methods, or modelling techniques and will receive extensive training in research methods and the scholarly presentation of ideas.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

Course modules

Modules may include: intermediate phonetics and phonology a; intermediate phonetics and phonology b; advanced phonology theory a; advanced phonology theory b; phonetic theory; phonology of English; morphology; intermediate generative grammar a; current issues in syntax; readings in syntax; advanced semantic theory; advanced semantic theory b; animal communication and the human language; communication and human language; interfaces; issues in pragmatics; language acquisition; neurolinguistics; philosophy of language; pragmatic theory; semantic-pragmatic development; semantics research seminar; sociolinguistics; stuttering; the linguistics of sign languages; topics in semantics and pragmatics.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, small-group teaching (tutorials or backup classes) and a virtual learning environment. Some modules also involve workshops or practical classes. Assessment is through take home and unseen examination, essays, presentations, assignments and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,550 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,770 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,550 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

Teaching and Learning Team Manager
Telephone number: 
020 7679 4224