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Cognitive Science of Language

McMaster University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Duration
11396 CAD/year
4204 CAD/year
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About

At McMaster University we offer a master degree program in Cognitive Science of Language. The discipline combines expertise in psycholinguistics, core linguistics, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and corpus linguistics to investigate the connection between language structure, language processing and the neural basis of language. 

Overview

Based in the Department of Linguistics and Languages, the M.Sc. program in the Cognitive Science of Language is interdisciplinary and includes faculty from Humanities, Science, and Health Sciences. This Master degree in Cognitive Science of Language is offered by the McMaster University. 

The program has a strong research orientation with expertise in cognitive science, corpus linguistics, neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and theoretical linguistics. The program introduces students to the issues in those fields that form the nexus of, linguistics, cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience, and trains them in the research methods employed to study them. These skills are brought together in a thesis.

Areas of Research

  • Cognitive psychology of language
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Theoretical linguistics.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Phonetics and Phonology
  • Cognitive Neurolinguistics Lab
  • Contemporary Issues in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language
  • The Cognitive Science of Language M.Sc. Lecture Series
  • The Cognitive Science of Language 
  • Language Analysis Methods: Syntax and Semantics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • B+ (B- for Engineering) minimum average, based on a full year equivalent of final year courses (3rd/4th level) relevant to the program
  • Each program may set additional/higher requirements
  • Degrees and grades from foreign universities are evaluated for their equivalency to McMaster’s 
  • Departments or programs may establish additional requirements, such as scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Admission is competitive: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission
  • The admission decision is not subject to appeal
  • Applicants who do not meet the above mentioned requirements, should consult the Graduate Calendar to determine the requirements for exceptional cases

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11396 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5698 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4204 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2102 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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