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Informatics: ILCC: Language Processing, Speech Technology, Information Retrieval, Cognition PhD, MPhil, MScR

University of Edinburgh

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-JUL-21, 01-AUG-21, 01-SEP-21, 13-SEP-21, 01-OCT-21, 01-NOV-21, 01-DEC-21, 10-JAN-22, 01-FEB-22, 01-MAR-22, 01-APR-22, 01-MAY-22, 01-JUN-22, 01-JUL-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Strongly interdisciplinary in nature, the Institute for Language, Cognition and Communication (ILCC) is dedicated to both basic and applied research in the computational study of language, communication, and cognition, in both humans and machines.

As technology focuses increasingly on language-based communication tools, research into the automation of language processing has become vital. ILCC offers you the broadest research scope in the UK, and a strong computational focus.

Our primary areas of research are: natural language processing and computational linguistics; spoken language processing; dialogue and multimodal interaction; information extraction, retrieval, and presentation; computational theories of human cognition; educational and assistive technology; visualization.

Much of our research is applied to software development, in areas as diverse as social media, assisted living, gaming and education.

You may find yourself working closely with other departments of the University, particularly the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences.

Career opportunities

While many of our graduates pursue an academic career, others find their skills are highly sought after in the technology industry. A number of our students serve internships with large UK and international software developers, while others take up positions with major social media companies.

Training and support

You carry out your research within a research group under the guidance of a supervisor. You will be expected to attend seminars and meetings of relevant research groups and may also attend lectures that are relevant to your research topic. Periodic reviews of your progress will be conducted to assist with research planning.

A programme of transferable skills courses facilitates broader professional development in a wide range of topics, from writing and presentation skills to entrepreneurship and career strategies.

Tuition fees

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£ 29,600per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 100 10

    22nd out of 113 12

    19th out of 118 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    185 84%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    25th

    47
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    80th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    201 90%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    59th

    32
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.61 72%

    107th

    25
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    188 91%

    4th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    34th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    97th

    17

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