MSc Language Sciences (with specialisation in Neuroscience and Communication)
Formerly MSc Neuroscience, Language and Communication
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From September 2014 the degree of MSc Neuroscience, Language and Communication will be replaced by MSc Language Sciences (with specialisation in Neuroscience and Communication).
This new degree programme will provide the opportunity for students to study the theoretical disciplines underpinning the study of human communication; of brain and language relations; and of techniques used in brain imaging.
A full website will be available for this degree programme shortly, but some interim information on the degree programme is included below.
Students already holding an offer, or with a pending application for MSc Neuroscience, Language and Communication will be considered for the new programme instead.
For questions about the degree programme please contact the Administrator, Pete Buchanan.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of three mandatory modules (60 credits), two core modules (30 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a research project (60 credits).
All MSc Language Sciences follow the same set of mandatory modules:
- Introduction to the Brain and Imaging the Brain
- Research Methods: principles, skills and applications
- Introduction to Syntax (Neuroscience and Communication students only)
- Research Project
Students register for 30 credits in consultation with the strand coordinator, based on their background and interests, from:
- Neuroscience of Language
- Introduction to Speech Sciences
- Neurobiology of Speech Processing
- Speech Processing
- Developmental Disorders of Language, Learning and Cognition
- Language Acquisition
- Rehabilitation of Acquired Neurogenic Communication Difficulties
- Deafness: cognition and language
- Conversation Analysis
- Developmental Language Disorders and Cognitive Neuroscience
- Designing and Analysing an fMRI Experiment
- Introduction to event-related potential (ERP) technique
Application and entry
Successful applicants will hold an undergraduate degree in a language-related area such as linguistics, speech sciences, english language, psychology, cognitive science, or a cognate discipline. Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; is required.
Applications for this degree programme are not yet available, though it is anticipated that they will be by the end of 2013. The closing date for applications will be 1 August 2014. Students already holding an offer, or with a pending application for MSc Neuroscience, Language and Communication will be considered for the new programme instead.
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 2014 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 2014 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.