Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
- £21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)
- All applicants:
- 30 June 2015
- Scholarship applicants:
- 16 January 2015
A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject.
English Language Requirements
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.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
Select your country:
- Acquired disorders of speech, language, cognition and communication
- Acquired swallowing disorders
- Conversation analysis
- Language, health and disability
- Language of the typically ageing population
- Reflective practice in speech and language therapy training.
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.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Recent graduates are employed in academic posts, postdoctoral research, health services and third sector organisations in the UK and internationally.
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.
Students within Language and Communication access multi-tiered networking opportunities. We maintain strong links between researchers in speech and language therapy, psychology and linguistics and specialist clinicians working in the field through the Centre for Speech and Language Intervention Research. As well as meetings with international scholars visiting UCL, students are encouraged to attend and to present their findings at national and international conferences, with support from departmental and UCL Graduate School funding.
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
"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 VarleyDoctorate in Clinical Communication Studies, Language Sciences (Linguistics with Neuroscience) MSc, Speech and Language Sciences MSc
Professor in Acquired Language Disorders
"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 BeckleyPsychology and Language Sciences MPhil/PhD
Application and next steps
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.
- All applicants
- 30 June 2015
- Scholarship applicants
- 16 January 2015
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now