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Computation, Cognition and Language PhD

Computation, Cognition and Language PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Cognitive Psychology Neuroscience / Neurobiology Language Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The PhD in Computation, Cognition and Language is a PhD track for students who conduct basic and applied research in the computational study of language, communication, and cognition, in humans and machines. This research is interdisciplinary in nature and draws on methodology and insights from a range of disciplines that are now critical for the further development of language sciences, including (but not limited to) Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology and Neuroscience Our current primary areas of research are: natural language processing; computational and corpus linguistics; computational models of human language acquisition and processing; Information extraction, mining, and presentation; multilingual technology; educational and assistive technology; text data technology for health and computational digital humanities. All research students also benefit from a programme of professional training run at various levels within the School of Arts and Humanities, and enabling cross-disciplinary interactions. The programme includes seminars and workshops on e.g., giving conference papers, publishing, applications and interviews, teaching skills, specialist linguistic training. If you wish, you are likely to be given the opportunity of gaining experience in small group teaching for colleges. There may also be opportunities to gain some experience in teaching in the Faculty.

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Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Masters (Distinction). Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree in linguistics, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, computer science, or a related discipline.