Joining the world-leading Centre for Language Evolution (CLE), you will investigate the origins and evolution of human language, tackling questions such as:
- What is it that makes us human?
- How did our brains evolve?
- What are the origins of human language?
The CLE is at the cutting edge of research in this area and one of the world’s biggest research groups working on language evolution.
You will have the opportunity to become involved with the unit’s research effort, and to make your own contribution to this dynamic field through your dissertation.
It provides a broad introduction to the field of language evolution and can form the basis for further (typically PhD) study for those wishing to continue their research.
The Evolution of Language and Cognition program offered by The University of Edinburgh draws on many disciplines in the University, including:
Recent graduates have gone on to roles in teaching (following further training), journalism and translation services for companies such as:
- Pearson Education
- BPD Training
- Origins and Evolution of Language
- Simulating Language
- Online Experiments for Language Scientists
- Statistics and Experimental Design (exemption available)
- Research Ethics
- Guided Research in Linguistics and English Language
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Linguistics View 375 other Masters in Linguistics in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, computer science or biology.
International26300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home/EU: £6,250
- Overseas/International: £13,150
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
UK government postgraduate loans
If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments.
The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on:
- your programme
- the duration of your studies
- your tuition fee status
Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.