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Developmental Linguistics MSc

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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | SEP

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1 year

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MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Programme description

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

What will I learn?

The 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.

You will also look at language change from a cognitive perspective and from the point of view of current linguistic theories.

Career opportunities

This programme will provide you with the specialised skills you need to perform research in language learning and development. It will also serve as a solid basis for doctoral study.

Recent graduates are now conducting research and working in areas such as: translating and teaching braille and English as a foreign language; organisations including Euroschools, Global Language Services and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).


Introduction to Syntax - Core
Dissertation - Core
Introduction to Phonology and Phonetics - Core
Second Language Acquisition - Core
Research Methods in Developmental Linguistics - Core
First Language Acquisition - Core
Univariate Statistics and Methodology Using R - Core

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Entry requirements

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