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Developmental Linguistics MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Linguistics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme will develop your understanding of how knowledge of language changes as people acquire or lose language at various points in their lifespan. It 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. Joining a vibrant research community of developmental linguists, you will have the opportunity to carry out advanced research to try to answer questions related to the area of language development and bilingualism, such as 'how do children learn language?' or 'what happens when we forget a language?'. You will benefit from the programme's strengths in: scope (with equal emphasis on first and second language acquisition and bilingualism); interdisciplinary teaching (staff drawn from linguistics, psychology and informatics); skill-oriented training (through methodology courses, lab sessions and project work).

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.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

The aim of this course is to give an introduction to current research on second language acquisition (SLA) by reviewing key issues, concepts, findings and theories and provide the opportunity to critically evaluate models and theories of SLA by applying them to the analysis of second language data.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, preferably in linguistics, psychology or a related subject.