Study Abroad at UCL


Psychology and Language Sciences


Studying Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL offers you a genuinely multidisciplinary approach to the scientific study of the human mind and communication. Staff are engaged in cutting-edge research that underpins our teaching on modules in psychology, speech sciences, linguistics and sign languages and deaf studies.

Key Information

Year, Fall Term, Spring Term
English language level
Good - see English language requirements for more details.
Tuition fees
Band 2 - see Tuition fees for more information
GPA requirement
Brain Sciences
Department website
Psychology and Language Sciences

Why study Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL?

UCL is known worldwide for its teaching and research in the fields of psychology, speech sciences, linguistics, deaf studies, and neuroscience. Teaching and research are closely linked, ensuring you will be exposed to the most-up-to-date discoveries and techniques. You can study a range of modules to match your own interests or take modules in one of our specialist areas: communication disorders; sign language and deaf studies; speech sciences.

What you will gain from study at UCL

You will gain theoretical knowledge and practical analytical skills which provide an exceptional basis for further study, research or career opportunities which cross the boundaries of the areas of human psychology and communication. Being in the heart of central London also allows you to experience life in one of the best student cities in the world.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is normally delivered through lectures and, in many but not all cases, laboratory classes or small-group tutorials. Fall Term students will be assessed on the basis of coursework and/or essays. Full Year and Spring Term students will sit final examinations in April/May.

Modules in Psychology and Language Sciences

Please note that this guide lists a range of popular modules offered in 2018/19 as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive, and since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2019/20, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

Level 1 (FHEQ 4) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
PALS0008 Memory Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PALS0009 Introduction to Speech Science Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
PALS0010 Introduction to Research Methods Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PALS0011 Neural Basis of Perception, Memory and Language Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)

Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
PALS0012 Speech Production and Perception Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PALS0014 Research Design and Methodologies Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
PALS0022 The Evolution of Vocal Communication Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PALS0032 Introduction to Deafhood Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)

Level 4 (FHEQ 7) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
PALS0038 Practical Research Skills Fall Term, Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)

Level 3/4 (FHEQ 6/7) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
PALS0003 Rehabiliation of Acquired Neurogenic Communication Difficulties Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
PALS0004 Conversation Analysis Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PALS0015 Perspectives on Clinical Psychology Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
PALS0016 Developmental Disorders of Language Learning and Cognition Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PALS0017 Development of Speech Perception and Production Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PALS0018 Web Programming for Research in Psychology and Language Science Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PALS0019 Brain Stimulation Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
PALS0020 Deafness, Cognition and Language Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PALS0021 Laboratory Methods in Phonetics and Speech Science Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
PALS0023 Psychology of Politics Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)

Contact details

Dr Kearsy Cormier
+44 (0)20 7679 8674
David Newton
+44 (0)20 7679 4202

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