Linguistics and English Language

MSc Developmental Linguistics

Understanding the use and development of language at all stages of life

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Why study Developmental Linguistics at Edinburgh?

  • We're ranked 3rd in the UK and 5th in the world for linguistics (QS World University Rankings by subject 2022).
  • Linguistics & English Language is rated 3rd in the UK by Times Higher Education for the quality and breadth of the research using the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

  • You will be part of a learning community which includes the largest concentration of language scientists in the UK
  • You will be taught by world-class experts in Linguistics, Psychology and other related subject areas at the University

Programme overview

An opportunity to choose from a range of courses in this interdisciplinary programme

Programme structure and assessment

This programme comprises two semesters of taught compulsory and optional courses, followed by a dissertation

Learning outcomes and careers

This programme provides you with a range of knowledge and skills to prepare you for a variety of career paths

When to apply

We operate a gathered field approach to MSc applications, find out how this works

Help with your application

When applying you should include a personal statement detailing your academic abilities and your reasons for applying for the programme

Fees and funding

Find out about fees and funding opportunities

Programme teaching staff

Staff profiles of those involved in teaching on the programme

Contact us

Please get in touch with us should you have any questions about the programme

I could not have asked for anything better than this programme! I enjoyed and deeply appreciated both the academic side and everything that surrounded it including the societies, activities and events.

Elena Grossi

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