UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Graduate Research Programmes

Language and Cognition offers an 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

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.

students studying together

MRes Speech, Language and Cognition

If you are interested in studying at graduate research level but are not ready to start a PhD programme you may want to consider the MRes Speech, Language and Cognition.  The MRes provides students with the opportunity to do a substantial research project, as well as following taught modules, and therefore enhance their skills in preparation for study at PhD level.