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MScLanguage and the Brain

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £15,500.00 per year
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Overview

An understanding of neuroscience can sharpen the ability to ask questions and develop insights into the nature of language processing, acquisition, and representation. Conversely, language – from words to sentences – acts as a standard medium for neuroscience and psychology to investigate and localise the nature and time-course of neural processes.

Thus, the study of language and of the brain go hand-in-hand and each can inform the other in notable ways.

Our MSc Language and the Brain will offer you an opportunity to take full advantage of the intersecting research interests and areas of expertise within the Department of Psychology and Department of Language and Linguistics at our University. This enables you to identify generalisations about the brain that account for patterns of language use and vice versa.

Within our MSc Language and the Brain, there is an emphasis on experimental investigations: you not only learn to assess and critique existing empirical work, but how to conduct such research independently.

Our research is challenging and ground-breaking, with 90% rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014), placing us in the top 15 in the UK. We are supported by some of the most prestigious funding bodies, including the European Commission and the Leverhulme Trust.

We are a warm and friendly Department, and we wish to welcome both recent graduates of psychology (or a related subject), and mature students who may wish to upgrade their qualifications, refresh their CV, or return to academic study after a period of time away from education.

Programme structure

Year 1

Cognitive Neuropsychology of Language
Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience
Research Project (MSc)
Phonological Development
Developmental Language Disorders
Neurocognition of Language
Experimental Design and Analysis
Fundamentals of Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (optional)
Research Management (optional)
Research Methods and Statistics in Cognitive Neuropsychology (optional)
The Social Voice (Advanced) (optional)
Interviewing and Qualitative Data Analysis (optional)

Career opportunities

With the skills and knowledge you acquire from studying within our Department of Psychology, you will find yourself in demand from a wide range of employers.

We also have excellent links with the research community; we are recognised by the ESRC as providing excellent postgraduate training and are an accredited Doctoral Training Centre, offering several studentships.

Our recent PhD students have taken up post-doctoral positions in other top UK universities and international universities (in the US, Italy and Australia), as well as being appointed to lectureships.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Pre-deadline
Dec 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States