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Green Issues

The Division has won the Silver Award for the UCL Green Impact scheme

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PhD studentships

PhD studentships in Language Sciences at University College London

Applications are invited for two 3-year MPhil/PhD studentships funded by the ESRC (UK Economic and Social Research Council). The studentship is subject to the ESRC’s nationality and residency restrictions, which typically require 3 years of prior UK residency ( The studentship will normally cover fees and include a maintenance stipend.

Applications will be considered for students interested in experimental investigations of human communication. Research areas include aspects of speech, language and communication; acquisition of first and later-learned languages; experimental phonetics, linguistics and pragmatics; developmental and acquired language and communication disorders; and impacts of hearing impairments on language and speech. Applicants should have a relevant first degree or masters degree equivalent to a 1st class or high 2:1 standard in the UK system.

Applicants should first discuss their project with a potential supervisor in the departments of Developmental Science, Language and Communication, Linguistics, or Speech Hearing and Phonetic Science; see the relevant web pages within the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences ( Applicants must then apply for admission into the MPhil/PhD through the UCL online application system ( Please also email Natalie Berry,, to indicate that you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

Complete applications, including references, must be submitted by 31 January 2012.