UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Graduate Research Programmes

Language and Cognition offers two graduate research programmes the MRes and MPhil/PhD. Our staff are world renowned for cutting edge research into language, communication and cognition in typical and atypical populations across the lifespan; acquired language and communication disorders (such as aphasia) and disorders in childhood; reading, writing and dyslexia; speech and swallowing; and typical and atypical interaction.

We inhabit Chandler House, an historic refurbished building, which also houses the unique Language and Speech Sciences Library and has state-of-the-art custom-made laboratory facilities.  We share these with closely related UCL research departments of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Science (SHaPS), and Linguistics. 

We maintain close ties with centres of excellence including UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, UCL Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

students studying together

Applied Research in Human Communication Disorders (PGCert / MRes)

The MRes is designed for qualified professionals or those with a strong interest in applied research in communication disorders.  The programme is centred on supporting students to carry out a substantial research project. In addition, taught modules are delivered 50% online and 50% face to face to help students to balance the demands of study and ongoing clinical work. The MRes is also ideal for those considering a PhD who first want to enhance their research skills.

PhD students studying in their office

MPhil/PhD Language and Cognition

This MPhil/PhD is suitable for students interested in basic and applied research into speech, language and communication.  Both qualitative and quantitative research methods are encouraged, as is the development and evaluation of novel methods for speech, language and communication assessment and intervention.