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Language, brain and cognition

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

Admitted to the course

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

The study of human language is part of modern cognitive science and the study of language is a study of the human mind. Language exists in the human mind and it has its neurological and biological base in the brain.
The course explores how language is organised in the brain; the innate base that guides the development of language in children. It introduces the central topics in language acquisition and processing and drawing on examples from language disorders and multilingual brain it presents the central theories in the fields of psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics.
The  course seeks to synthesize language theories covered by textbooks with current research methods and findings in research papers.

Application and eligibility

Language, brain and cognition, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018


Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location




Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of on campus meetings

No on campus meetings.

Required Knowledge

Accepted to read the master's programme in cognitive science, or 120 hp in speech and language therapy, or 120 hp in cognitive science, or 90 hp in linguistics and/or a language, or 90 hp in psychology or 120 hp i audiology or a equivalent in a cognate discipline.


Higher education credits acquired no later than on the last day of the application period Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service in Swedish will open 15 March 2018 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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