Taught course

Developmental Linguistics

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Philosophy, Psychology and Languages Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, preferably in linguistics, psychology or a related subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme will develop your understanding of how knowledge of language changes as people acquire or lose language at various points in their lifespan.

It is designed primarily for graduates with a background related to linguistics and/or psychology who wish to develop their knowledge of current research on language acquisition (first, second, bilingual, and impaired) and language change from a cognitive perspective and from the point of view of current linguistic theories.

Joining a vibrant research community of developmental linguists, you will have the opportunity to carry out advanced research to try to answer questions related to the area of language development and bilingualism, such as ‘how do children learn language’ or ‘what happens when we forget a language’

You will benefit from the programme's strengths in:

  • scope (with equal emphasis on first and second language acquisition and bilingualism)
  • interdisciplinary teaching (staff drawn from linguistics, psychology and informatics)
  • skill-oriented training (through methodology courses, lab sessions and project work)

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Office
Email
pplspg@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 651 5002