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4140f - Linguistics MA

Linguistics MA

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2022

Study phonology and syntax alongside a pathway of your choice in English Language or Language Acquisition in this Linguistics MA.

Find out all you need to know about further study at our Postgraduate open day

Overview

This master's in Linguistics is characterised by its flexibility. It equips you with the research skills necessary for independent study in linguistics.

The common subjects the course covers include:

  • theoretical and general linguistics
  • descriptive linguistics
  • applied linguistics
  • combinations of these specialisms

The course has two specialist pathways leading to different awards:

  • MA Linguistics: English Language
  • MA Linguistics: Language Acquisition

The pathways allow you to focus on your area of particular interest. This could range from:

  • lexical innovation
  • sociolinguistics
  • computational linguistics
  • child language acquisition
  • psycholinguistics

By the end of the master's in Linguistics, you'll understand and be able to engage with ideas at the forefront of linguistic research. You'll address linguistic questions and problems currently being debated.

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What you'll learn

Whichever pathway you choose, you gain:

  • research skills necessary for independent study in linguistics and English language
  • the skills to critically engage with current work in the subject area
  • confidence to address linguistic questions and participate in current theoretical debates
  • advanced knowledge of a range of issues in the subject area
  • mastery of the methods and skills required to obtain and interpret relevant research data

All pathways involve selecting modules covering the two central linguistic disciplines of phonology and syntax.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

 

Your future

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Facilities

The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics is a lively and diverse community with over 700 undergraduates and 200 postgraduates.

We're based in the Percy Building. Our purpose-built postgraduate suite includes:

  • several dedicated computer clusters
  • meeting rooms
  • a kitchen
  • a lounge area

You also have access to the award-winning Philip Robinson Library. It has an extensive audio-visual collection.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Scott Burdon
Learning and Teaching Assistant
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3177
Email: pg.english@ncl.ac.uk

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