Taught course

Language Sciences

University of Reading · Department of Clinical Language Sciences

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or upper second class (2:1) honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a related field such as linguistics, psychology, medical sciences or education. Evidence of recent study is normally required if the first degree was completed more than four years previously.

Months of entry


Course content

* Take a set of compulsory modules and gain in-depth specialisation in one of three streams: neuroscience, developmental or multilingualism
* The neuroscience stream enables you to explore advances in neuroscience research
* The developmental stream focuses on language development and disorders
* The multilingualism stream provides a multidisciplinary programme focusing on linguistic, cognitive and pedagogical aspects of multilingualism

About the Department

Language is at the heart of human life; study a subject crucial to our understanding of ourselves as individuals, as members of society, and as a species.

At the University of Reading you will benefit from excellent teaching informed by cutting-edge research; 97% of our research submission was judged to be of international standing in the most recent national assessment.[1] A purpose-built NHS speech and language clinic on campus means that you can access first-class observational facilities, a well-equipped speech research laboratory and a new sound recording room. Furthermore, we are closely associated with the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics and the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism.

These provide state-of-the-art facilities including eye-tracking, EER, fMRI and TMS, and a rich multidisciplinary research environment. Additionally, you can benefit from excellent and varied placement opportunities. This is thanks to our close relationship with local speech and language therapy services and the large proportion of our staff who are qualified and practising speech and language therapists.

[1] Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team