Language Sciences (Principles of Language and Speech), M.Sc. | University College London (UCL) | London, United Kingdom
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Language Sciences (Principles of Language and Speech)

12 months
35000 GBP/year
14100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Language Sciences (Principles of Language and Speech) specialisation at University College London (UCL) explores the fundamental theories and methods behind the science of spoken language, in order to understand how we perceive and produce speech, how we tailor our speech for others, and how we acquire the sounds of our language(s).


On MSc Language Sciences (Speech Sciences) at University College London (UCL) you will complete 180 UCL credits from a range of compulsory, optional and elective modules. This selection of modules has been chosen to provide you with a flexible degree that you can tailor to your specific interests whilst meeting the learning outcomes of the specialised Principles of Language and Speech route.

Who can apply?

This programme is designed for students with a background in a related discipline who wish to deepen their knowledge of language sciences. The degree is ideal preparation for those interested in applying for a research degree in language development/speech sciences/neuroscience (delete as applicable), linguistics or a related discipline and will also appeal to individuals currently working in areas such as education, speech and language therapy, audiology and speech technology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Second Language Speech Learning

  • Conversation Analysis

  • Rehabilitation of Acquired Neurogenic Communication Difficulties

  • Sociolinguistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it's full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful applicants will normally hold, or be progressing towards, a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a language-related area such as Linguistics, Speech Sciences, English Language, Psychology or Cognitive Science.

  • We also warmly welcome applications from those with degrees in a cognate discipline such as Computational Science.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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