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Language and Communication MPhil/PhD

UCL Language and Communication is a highly rated and regarded research environment. Membership of the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences provides a unique opportunity to integrate behavioural and neuroscience perspectives and to access joint research facilities. All our graduates are in full time employment (see careers).

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
Overseas:
£21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
30 June 2015
Scholarship applicants:
16 January 2015
Applications for competitive funding awarded by UCL must arrive by 16 January in the year you wish to start. If other sources of funding are being considered, it is still in your interest to apply by the 16 January deadline, but later applications can sometimes be considered. Applications should be made as soon as possible, and not later than 30 June for entry in September/October.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject.

English language requirement: Good

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

International equivalencies

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Funding

ESRC funding is available for three-year MPhil/PhD scholarships and for 3+1 scholarships which include a year to complete a related Master’s degree. Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website.

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Employability

UCL Language & Communication is a highly rated and regarded research environment. Recent graduates from both the PhD and DCCS programmes have typically been offered employment in the UK and internationally in academic posts, postdoctoral research, health services and third sector (voluntary) organisations.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL Language and Communication has close links with two virtual centres that bring together experts in speech, language and communication research, and promote collaborations with practising speech and language therapists: the Centre for Applied Interaction Research and the Centre for Speech and Language Intervention Research. We also maintain close links with other UCL academic units including: Developmental Science; Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences; Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences; Linguistics, and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. As well as meetings with international scholars visiting UCL, students are encouraged to attend and present their findings at conferences.

Student / staff ratios › 13 staff › 0 taught students › 5 research students

Department: Language and Communication

Degree reviews

Staff review

"I feel networked in London and because of that I am more engaged in various professional bodies and research networks. UCL is a world leader in cognitive neuroscience and so more things are possible here with the equipment and expertise to support new developments."

Professor Rosemary Varley

Subject: Doctorate in Clinical Communication Studies, Language Sciences (Linguistics with Neuroscience) MSc, Speech and Language Sciences MSc
Student review

"UCL has provided me with many opportunities. I have been able to complete courses alongside my studies that will complement my skills for the future, such as the entrepreneur course I completed in the Engineering Department."

Firle Beckley

Subject: Psychology and Language Sciences MPhil/PhD

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-06-30
Scholarship applicants
2015-01-16
Applications for competitive funding awarded by UCL must arrive by 16 January in the year you wish to start. If other sources of funding are being considered, it is still in your interest to apply by the 16 January deadline, but later applications can sometimes be considered. Applications should be made as soon as possible, and not later than 30 June for entry in September/October.

For more information see our Applications page.

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