MSc Psychology of Language

Develop an in-depth understanding of current research in psycholinguistics

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Why study Psychology of Language at Edinburgh?

  • Our research environment is rated as 100% conducive to producing world-leading research, and 81.5% of our research is rated as outstanding in terms of its reach and significance (REF 2014)
  • You will benefit from interdisciplinary study due to the close links that exist within the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences.
  • You will have an opportunity to develop your knowledge in psycholinguistics, a specialised area of psychology


We are now accepting applications for entry in 2020.

Programme overview

Psycholinguistics is a specialised area of psychology focusing on the mental representations and processes that underlie human language use

Programme structure and assessment

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


As a postgraduate student you will have access to a wide range of research resources and state-of-the-art facilities

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

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