University of York

University of York

Phonological Development

The programme will provide the opportunity to gain practical experience in linguistic methods of analysis of child data, from English and other languages. The programme will: Introduce you to research questions and theoretical approaches in phonological development; introduce you to linguistic methods of analysis in phonological development; introduce you to current psychological research on development and on learning mechanisms in adults and children; provide hands-on experience with data collection and analysis; enable you to develop your own areas of interest and expertise in phonological development; enable you to carry out original research in phonological development.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold or expect to receive at least a 2.1 or equivalent in their 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

Modules include: Phonological development; directed readings in phonological development; the emergence of structure from use; 1 open option; topics in phonological development; learning mechanisms; data collection or literature review; dissertation; research training; seminar presentation training.

Assessment methods

Essays and a dissertation.

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. Please check with the provider for details.


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

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Postgraduate Administrator
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