UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


PaLS PhD and Doctorate Programmes

All research programmes in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (PaLS) bring together lecturers and researchers from a wide range of disciplines and attracts staff and students from around the world. Together, they create an outstanding and vibrant environment for both study and research, taking advantage of excellent library and IT facilities and cutting-edge resources such as extensive laboratories for research in speech and language, perception and cognition, a centre for brain imaging and a behavioural neuroscience laboratory.


PaLS is divided into 7 research departments and offers 8 different MPhil/PhD programmes. A PaLS PhD is normally designed to extend over three years full-time or five years part-time. Your prospective supervisor will be a member of staff in one of the 7 research departments.

General Information
PhD Application Process

Professional Doctorate Programmes

The professional doctorate programmes offer teaching in the areas of mind, behaviour and language and undertakes world-leading research in these subjects.