Taught course

Psychology of Language

Institution
University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should hold, or expect to hold a first or second class honours degree in Psychology. If your degree is from a UK University, it should confer eligibility for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society. If your degree is from a University outside the UK, we will assess eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme will lead to the award of the MSc in Psychology of Language. Psycholinguistics, the scientific study of the psychology of language, is one of the most important areas of cognitive psychology. How we produce, understand, acquire, and use language, and how these processes are affected by ageing and brain damage, are core topics in understanding human behaviour.

In addition to its theoretical interest, psycholinguistics has several important applications, including how a second language should best be taught, how children should be taught to learn to read and write, artificial intelligence, computer-assisted communication, and the treatment of developmental and acquired language disorders. Such applications ensure that there is a wealth of professional career paths available to postgraduates in the area in addition to an academic career.

We have specialised equipment, dedicated laboratories and world class research facilities. These include EEG labs, many eye tracking systems, 2D and 3D movement tracking systems, and offsite fMRI access via the Clinical Research Centre at Ninewells Teaching Hospital. Learn more about our research facilities.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Yuki Kamide
Email
y.kamide@dundee.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1382 384614