UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The combined specialisation in language development provides a thorough multi'disciplinary introduction to modern knowledge and current research in the inter'related aspects of human spoken communication. It prepares students from different backgrounds for work in the rapidly developing fields of language development research, and their technological applications.

Course Modules

Mandatory modules: introduction to the brain and imaging the brain; research methods: principles, skills and applications. Students select 3 specialisation modules from those below: development of speech perception and production; developmental disorders of language, learning and cognition; developmental language disorders and cognitive neuroscience; language acquisition; semantic and pragmatic development. Options: students select two modules from all those offered within the division of psychology and language sciences, subject to availability and agreement with the programme director. A list of possible options is listed below: conversation analysis; current issues in syntax; deafness, cognition and language; foundations of linguistics; issues in pragmatics; neuroscience of language; phonetic theory; second language speech learning; speech processing; stuttering.

Course Additional Entry

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a language'related area such as linguistics, speech sciences, English language, psychology, cognitive science, or a cognate discipline.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £24,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,550  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,310  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,770  Academic year. First year home fees