Ask Your Question

Do I need a degree in Biology to do a PhD in Neurolinguistics, or am I qualified even if I studied English Literature in my Bachelor's and Linguistics in my Master's?

asked 2017-08-24 08:41:36 -0500

Geoffrey95 gravatar image

Question on Neurolinguistics

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2017-09-09 10:17:14 -0500

Anna gravatar image

As far as I know, there are no hard and fast rules about what subject you need to have studied to do a PhD in Neurolinguistics. Neurolinguistics is very interdisciplinary. I know people with a background in psychology or educational studies doing neurolinguistics now. Have you taken neurolinguistics courses during your Master's? For your PhD, you need to find a topic that interests you and a supervisor who supports you. A PhD requires sufficient background knowledge of the topic. So if you have not taken any courses in this field of study or have not gained knowledge through independent study, I suppose it could be difficult to find a supervisor.

I'd say it depends less on the subjects you have studied in the past, and more on how much background knowledge you have that is relevant for your topic of interest. For a PhD in Neurolinguistics, you also need to be familiar with research methodology and statistics.

Best of luck with your future studies!

edit flag offensive delete link more
Login/Signup to Answer

Question Tools



Asked: 2017-08-24 08:41:36 -0500

Seen: 1,742 times

Last updated: Aug 24 '17