UCL Division of Psychology & Language Sciences

Graduate Programmes

UCL Phonetics & Linguistics and the UCL Centre for Human Communication offer a range of graduate degree programmes. We also welcome affiliate graduate students and post-doctoral visitors. Information is summarised on these pages and you can find answers to some Frequently Asked Questions and details of How to Apply, but see the graduate prospectus (link on right) for full details.

Taught graduate programmes

Conversion Programmes
MA Linguistics For graduates converting to Linguistics from other disciplines
MA Phonetics For graduates converting to Phonetics from other disciplines
Advanced Programmes
MA Phonology For linguistics graduates wanting to specialise in Phonology
MA Pragmatics For linguistics graduates wanting to specialise in Pragmatics
MA Syntax For linguistics graduates wanting to specialise in Syntax
Cross Disciplinary Programmes
MSc Speech and Hearing Sciences For graduates wanting to pursue a scientific research career in speech or hearing
MRes in Speech, Language and Cognition For graduates wanting to pursue a research career in the cognitive processing of language

Research programmes

MPhil/PhD Phonetics and Linguistics For suitably qualified graduates pursuing an individual research project in Phonetics

Programmes of interest in other departments

Do not contact us for further details of these programmes, follow the links below.

MSc in Brain and Mind Sciences This new 2-year international master level programme in brain and mind sciences is offered by Université Pierre et Marie Curie in partnership with the Ecole Normale Superieure and University College London. [Runs in the Institute of Neurology]
MSc Audiological Science For graduates wanting to pursue a career as an audiological scientist [Runs in the Ear Institute]
MSc Speech and Language Sciences For graduates wanting to pursue a career as a speech and language therapist. [Runs in the Department of Human Communication Science]
MSc Neuroscience, Language and Communication The MSc in Neuroscience, Language and Communication is a new multidisciplinary programme that combines expertise in linguistics, neuroscience and psychology with clinical implications. [Runs in the Department of Human Communication Science]
MSc in Voice Pathology For graduates seeking specialist knowledge and skills in voice disorders. [Runs in the Ear Institute]

Affiliate Graduate Students

Students studying for a graduate-level degree abroad or at other universities in the UK can attend courses in the department as affiliate graduate students. Credit acquired as an affiliate student can sometimes be transferred back to your original programme. Application details can be found at:

UCL Admissions Office Affiliate Students Information

Look at our Courses listing to find out which taught courses are available.

Postdoctoral Visitors

The department welcomes enquiries from postdoctoral visitors who wish to spend some time working in the department on topics related to current staff interests.

Enquiries should be addressed to Dr V. Hazan, Head of Department, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. E-mail:

A charge is levied by the College on postdoctoral researchers and other academic visitors (to cover library costs and other expenses) except for those who are appointed as Honorary Research Associates.

Frequently Asked Questions

See individual programme pages for answers to more FAQs

What funding is available for Masters programmes?

UCL funding

UCL offers a range of scholarships, bursaries and other funds to help support students on Master's programmes. To apply for these you must first have been accepted onto a graduate programme at UCL. This means that graduate application forms should be received by the Admissions Office at least two-weeks before any scholarship application deadline. Information about source of funding for graduate students is available from:

UCL Admissions Office Graduate Scholarships Information

or in the UCL booklet entitled "Sources of Funding for Graduate Students", which can be obtained from the Admissions and General Enquiries Office, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.

NB: The department-internal deadline for the receipt of AHRC competition applications is 1 March.

Departmental funding

For information on departmental funding available, please click here.

Can programmes be pursued part-time?

All graduate degrees in the Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, except the MSc in Speech and Hearing Science, can be pursued part-time. The department welcomes applications from students who wish to attend on a part-time basis.

How do I apply for a Master's programme?

The UCL Graduate prospectus, a downloadable application form, the scale of fees, and other useful information can be accessed on the UCL Graduate Admissions web pages.

Alternatively an application pack and printed College Graduate prospectus are available by post. Please e-mail your request to or write to:

    Admissions and General Enquiries Office
    University College London
    Gower Street
    London WC1E 6BT
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3000

For More Information

Contact the Teaching Administrator:

    Ms Stefanie Anyadi
    UCL Psychology and Language Sciences
    Chandler House
    2 Wakefield Street
    London WC1N 1PF

    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 4224
    Fax: +44 (0)20 7383 4010