UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Language Sciences (with specialisation in Neuroscience and Communication)

This interdisciplinary course is aimed at applicants whose interest in language spans more than one discipline. Building on a first degree in linguistics, speech sciences, psychology, cognitive science, or a cognate discipline, students plan their own programme of study, selecting from a range of modules in several different UCL departments.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree 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 syntax; research methods: principles, skills and applications; foundation course (transferable skills). Options: auditory processing; cognition and communication; language development; language processing and pathology; neurobiology of language; phonetics and phonology; semantics and pragmatics; speech processing (perception and production); syntax and morphology; theory construction and modelling.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of small group teaching, seminars, student-led research tutorials, self-study materials, supervised laboratory placement, lectures and computer-based practical classes. It is largely assessed by coursework, with only the statistics component being assessed by examination. The research project is assessed by dissertation.


Qualification Study mode 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

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