Linguistics and English Language

MSc Evolution of Language & Cognition

Investigate the origins and evolution of human language

Why study language evolution at Edinburgh?

  • A unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of cognition, builds on the strengths and synergies between subject areas in the school of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences
  • The flexible programme structure allows you to adapt course choices and dissertation topics to suit your own strengths and interests
  • You will be part of a learning community which includes the largest concentration of language scientists in the UK


Programme overview

You will be taught by academics currently carrying out highly regarded research in this field

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

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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

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Programme teaching staff

Staff profiles of those involved in teaching on the programme

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