Taught course

Developmental Linguistics

University of Edinburgh · School of Philosophy, Psychology and Languages Science

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally possess at least a good undergraduate degree in linguistics, psychology or a related subject. In addition to the supporting documents requested on the application form, candidates are asked to submit a personal statement. All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme 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.

The strengths of our programme are its scope (with equal emphasis on first and second language acquisition and bilingualism), interdisciplinary (teaching staff drawn from Linguistics, Psychology and Informatics) and skill-oriented training (through methodology courses, lab sessions and project work).

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to International Students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://wwww.ed.ac.uk/studying/international.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 131 651 5002