University of York

University of York


The course aims to impart a general foundation and background in psycholinguistics and gives students a practical training in techniques used in psycholinguistics; it enables students to apply their skills and knowledge to linguistic data; introduces them to research questions and methodologies in psycholinguistics and enables them to perform original research in psycholinguistics.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold or expect to receive at least a 2.1 or equivalent in your 1st degree. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.

Course modules

Module includes: Core phonetics and phonology; core introduction to language acquisition; core syntax; core introduction to psycholinguistics; specific training and dissertation; research training seminar; and/or topics in psycholinguistics. Plus 2 modules from: bilingualism; the acquisition of syntax; second language syntax; psycholinguistic approaches to second language acquisition.

Assessment methods

A dissertation of up to 15,000 words.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 322652