University of Reading

University of Reading

Language Sciences

The purpose of this course is to prepare graduates in linguistics,speech and language therapy, psychology, health science, education and allied disciplines for research-related careers in language sciences. The course is also appropriate for professionals in speech and language therapy who want to update their knowledge of the language sciences. You will take a set of compulsory modules and then have the opportunity to gain in-depth specialisation in one of three streams: neuroscience, developmental, or multilingualism.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have an upper 2nd or 1st ClassHonours degree in a related field (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) such as Linguistics, Psychology, Medical Sciences or Education. Evidence of recent study is normally required if the first degree was completed more than four years previously.

Course modules

Modules include: foundations of grammar; phonetics and phonology; child language acquisition; language processing.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0118 378 5289