University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Developmental Linguistics

The course is designed primarily for graduates with a background in linguistics and/or psychology who wish to develop their knowledge of current research on language acquisition (1st, 2nd, bilingual and impaired) and language change from a cognitive perspective and from the point of view of current linguistic theories; the programme provides training in experimental research skills which will enable students to carry out novel research in these fields.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally possess at least a good undergraduate degree in linguistics, psychology or a related subject; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Compulsory courses : introduction to phonology and phonetics; introduction to syntax; first language acquisition; second language acquisition; psychology of language learning. Option courses may include: bilingual first language development; discourse comprehension; introduction to statistics and experimental design; language and identity in bilingual settings; language production; origins and evolution of language; prosody; psycholinguistics; sentence comprehension; simulating language; univariate statistics and methodology using r; visual word recognition.

Sponsorship information

ESRC.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,050 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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PPLS Postgraduate Office, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
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0131 651 5002