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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available

Psychology and Language Sciences

The Division of Psychology and Language Sciences undertakes world-leading research and teaching in mind, behaviour, and language. It brings together researchers in disciplines such as cognition, neuroscience, linguistics, education, communication, medicine, health, phonetics, and development to understand both basic and applied problems. Our work attracts staff and students from around the world. Together they create an outstanding and vibrant environment for both study and research.

We provide an outstanding learning environment, with cutting-edge resources including a behavioural neuroscience laboratory, a centre for brain imaging, and extensive laboratories for research in language sciences. Opportunities for graduate students to work with world-renowned researchers exist in all areas of investigation. Our programmes provide an excellent preparation for a wide range of careers.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Applied Research in Human Communication Disorders MRes/PG Cert FT, PT, FX
Child and Young Person IAPT Management PG Cert FT
Child and Young Person IAPT Therapy PG Dip FT
Cognitive and Decision Sciences MSc FT, PT
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert FX
Cognitive Neuroscience MRes FT
Cognitive Neuroscience MSc FT
Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology MSc FT
Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice MSc/PG Dip FT
Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert FT, FX
Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology MSc FT, PT
Language Sciences (with specialisation in Language Development) MSc FT, PT
Language Sciences (with specialisation in Linguistics with Neuroscience) MSc FT, PT
Language Sciences (with specialisation in Neuroscience and Communication) MSc FT, PT
Language Sciences (with specialisation in Sign Language Studies) MSc FT, PT
Language Sciences (with specialisation in Speech and Hearing Sciences) MSc FT, PT
Linguistics MA FT, PT
Linguistics with a specialisation in Phonology MA FT, PT
Linguistics with a specialisation in Pragmatics MA FT, PT
Linguistics with a specialisation in Semantics MA FT, PT
Linguistics with a specialisation in Syntax MA FT, PT
Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions PG Cert FT, PT
Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology MSc/PG Dip FT, PT
Research Methods in Psychology MSc FT, PT
Social Cognition: Research and Applications MSc FT, PT
Speech and Language Sciences MSc FT
Speech, Language and Cognition MRes FT, PT
Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies (Non-Clinical) MSc FT, FX

Student/staff ratios

  • 146 staff
  • 567 taught students
  • 431 research students


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Subject: Language and Communication, Faculty: Brain Sciences