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The English Language and Linguistics MA aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives: theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic. It will enable you to understand and evaluate critically a wide spectrum of ideas put forward in the study of the English language (particularly in connection with linguistic variation in terms of space, time, communicative context and linguistic contact) and will equip you with the intellectual perspectives and the scholarly skills that will prepare you to conduct independent research.
The English Language and Linguistics MA is suitable for students who have taken English language and/or linguistics modules at undergraduate level, and others who have taken allied disciplines
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A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a relevant discipline including English language, linguistics or TESOL. Applicants may be required to attend an interview (either face to face or via Skype).
If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each element.
Applicants are required to submit one academic or professional reference.
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