Language Science (PhD)

College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences,
School of Speech and Language Therapy

Course overview

The PhD in Language Science is open to graduates with clinical and non-clinical degrees. For applicants who are not qualified speech and language therapists, this degree does not provide a qualification in speech and language therapy. 

Programmes available

  • PhD (full-time)
  • PhD (part-time)

Areas of interest

The Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy invites applications from suitably qualified candidates on topics related to the following research themes:

  • Psycholinguistics 
  • Language and cognition
  • Language structure
  • Bilingualism
  • Bilingualism and communication disorders

Researcher profiles

For further information please contact Dr. Stasha Antonijevic-Elliot

Contact Us

For further information please contact Dr. Stasha Antonijevic-Elliot

PAC code

GYN63 (Full-time)
GYN64 (Part-time)

Current project

Past Projects

  • Representation of verbs and their arguments structures in a bilingual lexicon.
  • Language acquisition in native speakers of Irish observed through narratives.
  • Noise exclusion ability in children with language disorder.

Fees for this course

EU: €5,750 p.a. 2018/19

Non-EU: €14,750 p.a. 2018/19

EU Part time:  Year 1 [2018/19] €3,910. p.a.

What Our Students Say


Sarah Berthaud |   PhD (Language Science)

The PhD programme is suited for anyone interested in psycholinguistics, language acquisition and impairments, bilingualism or linguistics in general. Not only are students given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in general areas but they can also acquire skills in specific areas such as research methodology.

How to Apply