Open Day - 26th June 2014

Speech, Language and Cognition MRes


This interdisciplinary MRes is aimed at applicants whose interest in language spans more than one discipline. Building on a first degree in linguistics, speech sciences, psychology, cognitive science, or a cognate discipline, students plan their own programme of study, selecting from a range of courses in several different UCL departments.


Start date:
22nd September 2014
End date:
September 2015 (full-time); September 2016 (part-time)

Content

Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year
  • Part-time 2 years

What will I learn?

Students are introduced to academic and key skills essential for all fields of research in Speech, Language and Cognition, gain research training with relevant supervisors from the Centre for Human Communication, and are able to assess and critically appraise theoretical and applied research relevant to speech, language and cognition.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The Division of Psychology & Language Sciences undertakes world-leading research and teaching in mind, behaviour, and language.

Our work attracts staff and students from around the world. Together they create an outstanding and vibrant environment, taking advantage of cutting-edge resources such as a behavioural neuroscience laboratory, a centre for brain imaging, and extensive laboratories for research in speech and language, perception, and cognition.

Opportunities for graduate students to work with world-renowned researchers exist in all areas of investigation, from basic processes to applied research. The division offers a supportive environment including numerous specialist seminars, workshops, and guest lectures.


Structure

Obligatory Modules
The degree has five main components:

Transferable skills

PLINGM01: Research Methods and Statistics

PLINGM02: Theoretical Frameworks

PLINGM04: Research Plan

PLINGM99: Research Project

Option Modules

The Theoretical Frameworks module allows students to choose to attend any two modules in the first, and second term from within the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (subject to availability) and then complete two pieces of cross-disciplinary coursework based on them.

The transferable skills module is chosen from a selection offered by the UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT), the modules offered vary from year to year, but recent modules offered to students have been:

Investigating Research

Professional Development in Practice

Exploring Postgraduate Writing

Timetable
The timetable of each MRes Speech, Language and Cognition student is different, although all students attend core statistics teaching, theoretical frameworks teaching will depend on the options chosen.

Staff

Programme Director: Dr Bronwen Evans

Many members of staff from accross the division of Psychology and Language Sciences are involved in the teaching and supervision of MRes Speech, Language and Cognition students.

Application

For the MRes in Speech, Language and Cognition, we normally require a 2.1 BA or BSc in a language-related area such as linguistics, speech sciences, psychology, cognitive science, or a cognate discipline.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Good

How to apply

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.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.

Who can apply?

The programme is aimed at students with a first degree in a language-related area, and provides excellent preparation for further research in a language-related field of study, and may form the basis of a 1+3 or 4-year PhD programme in one of the contributing departments.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Speech, Language and Cognition at graduate level
  • why you want to study Speech, Language and Cognition at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this rigorous programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


Next steps

Contact

Mr Peter Buchanan

T: +44 (0)20 7679 4274

Department

Division of Psychology & Language Sciences

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Fees and Funding

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £8,500
  • UK/EU Part-time: £4,250
  • Overseas Full-time: £22,100
  • Overseas Part-time: £11,000

Funding

Centre for Human Communication Award for Students on the MRes in Speech, Language and Cognition: One award of £500 is available for the MRes in Speech, Language and Cognition on behalf of the Centre for Human Communication. Candidates holding an offer of admission to UCL for the MRes Speech, Lanuage and Communication by 1 June 2014 will be considered for this award. It is therefore strongly recommended that applications for admission to UCL are submitted as early as possible, and certainly no later than six weeks before the 1 June 2014 scholarship deadline. Please note that this scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with other funding.

UCL Scholarships

For information on general scholarship opportunities, please select the link below:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/graduate

Careers

A large proportion of our students go on to study for a PhD and pursue a career in academia. The MRes is excellent preparation for a PhD degree and we have been very successful at getting candidates onto funded programmes. A number of graduates have returned to clinical practice as specialised speech and language therapists, or have gone on to work as researchers. Others go on to work in other fields ranging from business to education. The skills that the MRes develops - independent research, presentation skills, statistics - are very highly sought after outside academia.

Contact

Next steps

Contact

Mr Peter Buchanan

T: +44 (0)20 7679 4274

Department

Division of Psychology & Language Sciences

Register your interest

Keep up to date with news from UCL and receive personalised email alerts. Register your interest

Make an application

APPLY HERE


Open Days


A number of the undergraduate and Masters degree programmes based at Chandler House are participating in an Open Day event on 26th June 2014. A drop in session for MRes Speech, Language and Cognition will take place at 12:00, there will also be building and library tours.

You can view the programme of events here, and register to attend below.