UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Allied Health Professionals

The Language and Cognition Department is an excellent choice for allied health professionals seeking to do a PhD.  We have outstanding current students and our graduates have gone on to first-rate jobs and careers in academia, the NHS, schools or as self-employed clinicians.  Have a look at the Graduate Testimonials on this site.

Funding sources are varied: some students are part-funded from their place of work such as schools or clinics.

If you are working in NHS, the best source of funding is from NIHR.  An NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship enables you to retain your NHS post as the grant pays for backfilling while you are studying. 

We have a good success rate for getting these very competitive Fellowships.  However, the application process can take up to a year, and you need to have a good working relationship with your potential supervisor in order to prepare your application in good time.