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Evolution of Language and Cognition

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Central Campus

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Joining the world-leading Centre for Language Evolution (CLE), you will investigate the origins and evolution of human language, tackling questions such as ‘what is it that makes us human?’, ‘how did our brains evolve?’ and ‘what are the origins of human language?’.

The CLE is at the cutting edge of research in this area and one of the world’s biggest research groups working on language evolution. You will have the opportunity to become involved with the unit’s research effort, and to make your own contribution to this dynamic field through your dissertation.

The programme focuses on a treatment of language as a dynamic evolving system, bringing together origins, acquisition and change.

It provides a broad introduction to the field of language evolution and cognitive evolution, and can form the basis for further (typically PhD) study for those wishing to continue their research.

The programme draws on several disciplines across the university, including linguistics, psychology, and informatics.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, computer science or biology.

Entrance to this programme is competitive.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years

Faculty

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department

Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General

English

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Humanities

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