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|End date:||September 2014 (full-time); September 2015 (part-time)|
The MSc in Language Sciences will provide students with an opportunity for an in-depth study of one or more areas of the Language Sciences. The MSc in Language Sciences is an ‘umbrella degree’, with a number of specialisation strands that follow a common structure. All students on the programme will take a core set of modules but they will then have an opportunity to specialise in one specific area of the language sciences, such as language development or speech and hearing sciences, which is most tailored to their interest. In selecting the modules for their specialisation, students will be able to takes full advantage of the breadth of expertise in language research in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences.
This programme is designed for students who want to deepen their knowledge of one or more areas of the language sciences prior to registering for a research degree and will also be appropriate for individuals currently working in areas such as education, speech and language therapy, audiology, speech technology, who want to deepen their knowledge of the language sciences.
The MSc in Language Sciences with specialisation in Speach and Hearing Sciences includes mandatory modules,
core modules and optional modules.
HCSCGH10: Introduction to the Brain and Imaging the Brain
HCSCGH11: Research Methods - Principles, skills and applications
PLING399: Research Project
In consultation with the Programme Director, students register for three modules chosen from the following list:
PLING154: Phonetic Theory
PLINGH05: Introduction to Speech Sciences
PLING208: Experimental Phonetics
PLING301: Development of Speech Perception and Production
PLING304: Auditory Perception
HCSCGH16: Introduction to Speech, Hearing and Audiology
(HCSCGH16 Cannot be taken in conjunction with PLINGH05)
Finally, students register for two modules from all those offered within the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, subject to availability and agreement with the Programme Director. A list of possible options is indicated below, these are suggestions only: choices are not limited to the modules on this list.
PLING209: Computational Methods for Speech and Hearing Sciences
HCSCGH16: Deafness, Cognition and Language
PLING302: Advances topics in Speech Perception
PLING305: Second Language Speech Learning
Final research project submissions are in August, meaning that the programme runs over the course of 12 months (full-time) or 24 months (part-time).
Programme Director: Professor Valerie Hazan Each specialisation of the programme has it's own Strand Coordinatior:
- Language Development - Dr Nausicaa Pouscoulous
- Linguistics with Neuroscience - Dr Judit Druks
- Sign Language Studies - Dr Kearsy Cormier
- Speech and Hearing Sciences - Dr Yi Xu
The flexibility of the programme means that modules are
taught by academic staff drawn from across the Division of Psychology
& Language Sciences.
In addition, we can call on the support of visiting lecturers, Teaching Fellows and Postgraduate Teaching Assistants.
Teaching Administrator: Pete Buchanan
Four departmental scholarships of £2400 will be
available for students applying for the MSc in Language Sciences.
Candidates holding an offer of admission to UCL for the MSc Language
Sciences by 1 June 2013 will be considered for these awards. 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 2013 scholarship deadline. These scholarships
will be primarily awarded on the basis of academic merit rather than
according to financial need. Successful applicants will be students with
outstanding academic potential and will have achieved excellent results
in the qualifications already obtained. Please note that these
scholarships cannot be held in conjunction with other funding.
For information on general scholarship opportunities, please select the link below:
Applicants should have a degree in a language-related area such as
linguistics, speech sciences, English language, psychology, cognitive science,
or a cognate discipline
Deadline for Applications
A number of the undergraduate and Masters degree programmes based at Chandler House are participating in an Open Day event on Thursday, 27 June 2013. A drop in session with the Programme Director of MSc Language Sciences will take place at 11am, there will also be building and library tours.
You can view the programme of events here, and register to attend below.
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