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MSc Neuroscience, Language and Communication - Joining Instructions

If you have not already, you should shortly receive an email from UCL Registry and Academic services detailing the pre-enrolment process which can be completed before arrival at UCL.  This will allow you to make your official UCL enrolment as quick and easy as possible and also has some information on the payment of fees.


A Facebook group is available for students studying one of several programmes at Chandler House.  The group is intended to allow students to get to know each other before the programme begins and students have found it useful in the past.  The group is not moderated by UCL staff.

Some reading

Although some more detailed information on recommended reading and material useful for the MSc Neuroscience, Language and Cognition will be provided nearer to the programme start date; please find below a short list of useful materials for some of the mandatory and more popular optional modules on the programme:

For HCSCGH10: Introduction to brain and imaging the brain:

1. Jamie Ward: The students guide to cognitive neuroscience.  2nd Edition Psychology Press (the first 5 chapters, chapters 11, 12, and 13 are particularly relevant).

2. Gupta, K. Human brain coloring workbook.  The Princeton Review.

3. The internet is excellent source for learning about the brain

For PLING121: Introduction to syntax:

1. Liliane Haegeman: Thinking syntactically: a guide to argumentation and analysis (difficult but worthwhile)

2. Steve Pinker: The language instinct (accessible and good) various editions, available as a pdf online

3. Neal Smith:  The twitter machine

For HCSCGH22: Developmental disorders of language, learning and cognition:

1. Hulme, C. & Snowling, M. (2009)  Developmental Disorders of Language, Learning and Cognition.  Wiley-Blackwell

For HCSCGH16: Deafness cognition and language:

1. Emmorey, K. (2002).  Language, cognition, and the brain: Insights from sign language research. Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates (seems very expensive.  Try to order it in public library)

For PLING156: Language Acquisition:

1. O’Grady, W. (2005). How Children Learn Language (Cambridge approaches to linguistics)

Instructions for students joining in 2013/14

Instructions for part-time students returning in 2013/14

Instructions for full-time and part-time students joining in 2013/14

Congratulations for being accepted on the Programme of MSc in Neuroscience Language and Communication. We very much hope that you’ll enjoy your studies at UCL. In order to familiarise you with the Programme and the facilities available to you during your study, we will be pleased to welcome you to Chandler House, Room G15 at 10.00 am on Wednesday 25th September 2013.

A link for a map of the area is available here.

Your enrolment with UCL Registry and Academic Services will be scheduled to take place on the main UCL campus once you have completed pre-enrolment.  If you are unable to enrol at this time you should do so in advance of this date, see the enrolment website for more details.

A draft timetable is available here, at present this timetable is subject to minor change.

A timetable of induction events for MSc Neuroscience, Language and Communication students is available here.  International students should note, particularly, the Study Skills session held on Thursday 26th September 2013.

A welcome party with drinks and light food will be held in Chandler House at 4pm on Wednesday 25th September 2013.

Instructions for part-time students returning in 2013/14

Returning part-time MSc Neuroscience, Language and Communication students are asked to notify Pete of their intended module selection for the coming year before Monday 16th September 2013.

In the first two weeks of term students will meet with the Programme Director to discuss projects and option modules.  Option module teaching will start in the week of 30th September.

A welcome party with drinks and light food will be held in the central atrium of Chandler House at 5pm on Wednesday 28th September 2012. You are welcome to come along if you would like to meet the new students or if you have questions about option modules and projects.

A draft timetable is available here, at present this timetable is subject to minor change.