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In all subject areas the School is recognised as world-leading, as shown in its high rankings across all areas in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
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This programme offers a linguistic perspective on real-world problems of language in use, with a strong emphasis on developing skills and knowledge that can be applied in a wide range of professional settings. Read more
This programme will develop your understanding of how language knowledge changes as people acquire or lose language at various points in their life. Read more
This intensive programme will enable you to delve deeper into the structure of the English language’s. Read more
This innovative online programme offers you a thorough grounding in contemporary philosophical research. It allows you to take advantage of Edinburgh’s remarkable range of expertise in the core philosophical areas of. Read more
Joining the world-leading Centre for Language Evolution (CLE), you will investigate the origins and evolution of human language, tackling questions such as. Read more
This programme gives you all of the intellectual and practical skills to engage in linguistics research, either by itself, or as part of cross-disciplinary research. Read more
This programme provides an intensive grounding in the philosophy of embodied cognitive science, its methodologies, research questions and techniques of research. Read more
Edinburgh has a proud and distinguished place in the history of philosophy, and has long been associated with some of the field’s most important thinkers. Read more
Philosophy, science and religion are three endeavours that shape in far-reaching and fundamental ways how we think, what we value, and how we live. Read more
This programme will give you a comprehensive grounding in the theory and practice of phonetics. Research In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), Linguistics research at Edinburgh is ranked 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK (Times Higher Education, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Rank order by GPA). Read more
On this MSc you will learn about the general principles of conducting psychological research and analysing data. You will gain basic training in a variety of specific methodologies including, but not limited to. Read more
This intensive programme offers an exciting opportunity to learn from world leaders in both informatics and linguistics. Read more
This programme offers the opportunity to focus in detail on an area of your choosing in the synchronic or diachronic study of English, while still being able to take some taught courses. Read more
The MSc in Language and Intercultural Communication is interdisciplinary degree programme that aims to provide a pedagogically grounded and practical understanding of issues surrounding the study of language and intercultural communication. Read more
This programme offers you the opportunity to focus in detail on a chosen area of the subject, while still being able to take some taught courses. Read more