Evolution of Language and Cognition MSc

University of Edinburgh    School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Biological Sciences (4) Computer Science (8) Linguistics & Classics (23) Philosophy (28) Psychology (31)

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The Evolution of Language and Cognition MSc is an exciting interdisciplinary programme offered by the Centre for Language Evolution at the University of Edinburgh. Delving into the dynamic and evolving nature of language, this programme explores its origins, acquisition, and change. As a student, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research in the field and tailor your studies to your interests. With a strong foundation in the scientific study of human behavior, this programme opens doors to further research in linguistics, cognitive science, and human evolution. Gain transferable skills and embark on a fulfilling career in various fields.

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Programme description

This programme is a unique and fascinating interdisciplinary programme which focuses on the treatment of language as a dynamic evolving system, bringing together origins, acquisition and change.

Joining the world-leading Centre for Language Evolution, you will investigate the origins and evolution of human language.

Key research areas

As a student on this programme, you will become part of the world-leading Centre for Language Evolution (CLE) here in Edinburgh. The CLE is at the cutting edge of current research into the origins and evolution of human language, and is the biggest research group in the world in this area.

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


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