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University of Dundee

Psychology of Language

In addition to its theoretical interest, psycholinguistics has several important applications, including how a 2nd language should best be taught, how children should be taught to learn to read and write, artificial intelligence, computer-assisted communication, and the treatment of developmental and acquired language disorders.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in psychology; conferring eligibility for graduate membership of the British psychological society is normally required; all applicants are assessed and approved by the course director and the MSc Board of Studies. IELTS of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent) (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Core modules: research foundations; qualitative research methods; advanced quantitative methods; research in practice; optional modules: Reading development and disability; eye movements and cognition; cognitive neuropsychology and language; cognitive science and psycholinguistics; language and the mind; 2nd language processing; animal minds (a comparative approach to social development); language and communication.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

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