12 months
26300 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
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This Psychology of Language programme at The University of Edinburgh provides an opportunity for intensive advanced training in psychology of language. The teaching and supervision is conducted by internationally recognised researchers from our Language, Cognition & Communication Research Group.

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The group’s expertise covers the broad scope of psycholinguistics, as well as connections to other areas of social and cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, and members use a wide range of experimental, observational, computational, and neuroscience methods. The group is part of one of the largest collections of natural language researchers in Europe, with links to computer scientists, linguists, and philosophers.

Career opportunities

The Psychology of Language  programme at The University of Edinburgh  is primarily designed for students who aspire to pursue a research-oriented career in psychology of language. However, students interested in careers outside research will obtain a broad range of highly desirable transferable skills, in areas such as research design, data science, critical evaluation and synthesis of scientific literature, and written and oral communication.

Programme Structure

Core courses
  • Psychological Research Skills - General advanced research methodology
  • Univariate Statistics and Methodology using R 
  • Multivariate Statistics and Methodology using R - Advanced statistical modelling
  • Psychology of Language 1 (semester 1) and Psychology of Language 2 (human language processing; semester 2)
Option courses include:
  • Neuroscience of Language (taught by the Language, Cognition, and Communication research group)
  • Contemporary Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Brain Imaging in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Specialist Techniques in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Atypical Development
  • Applied Psychological Testing
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Or any other Edinburgh course open to MSc students, as agreed by the programme director


The dissertation, submitted in August, involves conducting an empirical research project in close collaboration with an expert supervisor, sometimes also working with other graduate students.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science or a related subject.

Tuition Fee

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    26300 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Home: £6,250
  • International/EU: £13,150

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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