University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Psychology of Language

This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of current research in psycholinguistics, and is aimed primarily at students who are considering advanced research in the area. Students are actively encouraged to join in the activities of the Language, Cognition and Communication research group, and to collaborate with staff (many of whom are international experts in the field) and senior postgraduates.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree which includes a significant background in psychology, linguistics or cognitive science; 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

Psychological research skills; univariate statistics and methodology using r; dialogue; discourse comprehension; disorders of language functions; language behaviours, brains and cognition: data and theories; language behaviours, brains and cognition: principles and approaches; language production; multivariate statistics and methodology using r; sentence comprehension; concepts and categorisation; eye movements and visual cognition; first language acquisition; introduction to phonology and phonetics; introduction to semantics ; introduction to syntax; origins and evolution of language; second language acquisition; simulating language.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 18,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 9,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

PPLS Postgraduate Office
Telephone number: 
0131 651 5002