Taught course

Psycholinguistics

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Language and Linguistics
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

2.2 honours degree or equivalent in relevant subject area.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course provides a thorough grounding in research on human language processing and the representation of language in the brain and language disorders. You investigate similarities and differences in the processing of sounds, words and sentences, look at different kinds of language impairment (for example, aphasia, specific language impairment or Williams Syndrome) and investigate the relevance of data from human language processing and language disorders to our understanding of the nature of language, for example, on issues such as the modularity of language.

Our Department of Language and Linguistics offers an outstanding teaching and research environment. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008), we were rated as producing the highest proportion of world-leading linguistics research of any university in the UK and we were ranked ninth in the UK in the 2012 National Student Survey.

Our students are taught, supported and supervised by staff with an international reputation for being at the forefront of research in a wide range of areas. This means we provide an active and stimulating environment for your studies. We have a strong research group culture and run a weekly Departmental Seminar, which regularly features eminent outside speakers

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing.

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
9-12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation50 (16000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872719