University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Informatics (Institute for Language, Cognition and Communication)

Strongly interdisciplinary in nature, the Institute for Language, Cognition and Communication (ILCC) is dedicated to both basic and applied research in the computational study of language, communication, and cognition, in both humans and machines; as technology focuses increasingly on language-based communication tools, research into the automation of language processing has become vital; ILCC offers students the broadest research scope in the UK, and a strong computational focus; our primary areas of research are: natural language processing and computational linguistics; spoken language processing; dialogue and multimodal interaction; information extraction, retrieval, and presentation; computational theories of human cognition; educational and assistive technology.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject or relevant qualifications and experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 18,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 9,050 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MPhil Full-time GBP 18,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Part-time GBP 9,050 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 22,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 11,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Informatics Graduate Schools
Telephone number: 
0131 650 3091