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BSc Psychology and Language Sciences

Catalog id : CB86
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

3 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

20700 GBP
9000 GBP
9000 GBP

Application fee

International 12 GBP
National 12 GBP
Brain Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

This degree, accredited by the British Psychological Society, combines modules in psychology, speech sciences and linguistics and takes a multidisciplinary approach to the scientific study of the human mind and communication. It is an excellent platform for research, clinical and educational psychology, speech and language therapy, audiology and education.

  • UCL is known worldwide for its teaching and research in the fields of psychology, speech sciences and linguistics; the work of our staff appears in internationally acclaimed journals and books.
  • The programme provides experiential learning in these key areas, emphasising the complementary nature of psychology, speech sciences and linguistics, and providing special insights into the human mind and human communication.
  • An excellent platform from which students can pursue further research or follow Master's level professional programmes, for example in clinical and educational psychology, teaching, speech and language therapy, and audiology.
  • The BSc is accredited and audited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). As a graduate, you will be eligible to become a member of the BPS.

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Eligibility Criteria

British Council International Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Version)

  • Standard level: Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests.
  • Good level: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.
  • Advanced level: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Standard level: Score of 92 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Good level: Score of 100 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Advanced level: Score of 109 overall 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening

Other accepted qualifications

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
  • Cambridge English Language 1119
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Ordinary Level in English Language
  • City & Guilds International ESOL (8984)
  • UCL Pre-sessional English courses
  • UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes
  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education English Language (Standards-Referenced Reporting Scheme)
  • Malaysian Certificate of Education English Language Communicational (122)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) - when examined in 2013 or beyond
  • European School Leaving/Matriculation Certificates
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic)

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Course Modules

Year 1 :

Compulsory modules

  • Evidence and Enquiry in Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to Language
  • Introduction to Speech Science
  • Memory
  • Neural Basis of Perception, Memory and Language
  • Perception, Attention and Learning
  • Social Psychology

Optional modules
There are no optional modules in year one.

Year 2 :

Compulsory modules

  • Language and Cognition
  • Development of Communication and Cognition
  • The Psychology of Individual Differences
  • Research Design and Experimental Methods
  • Speech Production and Perception

Optional modules
You will select one optional module from the following:

  • Introduction to Generative Grammar
  • Sociolinguistics
  • The Evolution of Vocal Communication.
  • You will select 0.5 credits from a wide range of elective modules across UCL.

Year 3 :

Compulsory module
Research Project

Optional modules
You will select six optional modules from a list likely to include: Attention and Awareness; Behaviour Change; Cognitive Neuroscience; Conversation Analysis; Deafness: Cognition and Language; Development of Speech Perception and Production; Developmental Disorders of Communication and Cognition; Genes and Behaviour; Laboratory Methods in Phonetics and Speech Science; Linguistics of Sign Language; Neurobiology of Speech Processing; Neurolinguistics; Perspectives on Clinical Psychology; Phonetic Theory; Psycholinguistics: Stages in Normal Language Development; Psychology and Education; Rehabilitation of Acquired Neurogenic Communication Difficulties; Speech; Stuttering; The Brain in Action; Topics in Developmental Psychology; Topics in Neurobiology


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How to Apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Together with academic requirements, we are looking to attract well-qualified students with a range of subjects at A level (or equivalent). We are also looking for applicants who can demonstrate their interest in the scientific study of human communication as well as psychology. Applicants may be asked for additional information, including the completion of a questionnaire, prior to a decision being made.

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