You cover the processing and acquisition of sounds, words and sentences, look at different kinds of language disorders, and investigate the relevance of data from human language processing to our understanding of the nature of language. You also learn how to design and conduct experiments, and analyse the results from them.
Our researchers are using experimental techniques to understand how children learn language, how adults process language, and what happens when language ability is impaired by brain disorders. We combine a wide range of methodologies: corpora, infant behavioural studies at the babylab, response time and eye movement measures for adults
You can choose areas of special study including:
- How words are represented and accessed in the mind
- How speakers understand sentences in real time
- Music, language and the brain
- Children’s English
The Psycholinguistics course offered by the University of Essex can lead to further research in the form of a PhD, or can lead you to a career in areas such as speech therapy, teaching, publishing, journalism, administration and public service.
We work with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.
Within our Department of Language and Linguistics, we also offer supervision for PhD and MPhil. We offer supervision in areas including language acquisition, language learning and language teaching, culture and communication, psycholinguistics, language disorders, sociolinguistics, and theoretical and descriptive linguistics.
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- Experimental Analysis
- Sentence Processing
- Phonological Development
- Topics in the Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching
- Individual Differences in L2 Learning
- Language Learning Across the Lifespan
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Languages Linguistics View 536 other Masters in Languages in United Kingdom
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- A 2:2 degree in the following disciplines: Applied Linguistics Education (English language teaching) English Language and Literature, Speech and Language Therapy, English language, Linguistics or Psychology.
- We will accept applicants with a degree in an unrelated area but which contains a substantial element of education, Linguistics Language Studies and Teaching.
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International19740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home/UK fee: £4,600
- International fee: £9,870
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.