The degree focuses on issues at the interface of Philosophy of Language, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Formal and Computational Linguistics, and Logic. It offers a choice of modules in these areas, in conjunction with two core modules in the Theory of Grammar, and the Theory of Meaning. Students write a dissertation over the summer.
- Gives students a unique overview of current developments in cognitive science related to language.
- Provides rigorous introduction to major themes in syntax and semantics.
- Offers an interdisciplinary view of problems in natural language that is not generally available in other MA taught programmes.
- Provides a firm basis for PhD research in philosophy of language, linguistics or cognitive science, and training for applied work in natural language technology.
Professor Shalom Lappin and Dr Wilfried Meyer-Viol
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Graduates of the programme will be able to pursue advanced research in one of the component disciplines of the programme (Philosophy, Linguistics, Cognitive Science). They can also decide to work in the rapidly expanding natural language technology industry.
Year of entry 2013