Linguistics with a specialisation in Syntax MA

University College London    Faculty of Brain Sciences

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Linguistics & Classics (23)

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The Linguistics with a specialisation in Syntax MA at UCL is a research-oriented programme ideal for those passionate about theoretical syntax. This advanced course explores the Principles and Parameters approach to syntax and the Minimalist Program. Students will delve into current research, develop research questions, evaluate literature, and produce professional reports. The programme is designed for linguistics or cognitive science graduates, preferably with a background in generative syntax. UCL Linguistics is renowned for its world-leading research in theoretical linguistics, offering access to cutting-edge resources such as brain imaging and behavioural neuroscience labs. Graduates have an excellent track record of securing funded doctoral studentships at top institutions.

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The Linguistics with a specialisation in Syntax MA is a research-oriented programme designed for students looking for a concentrated, advanced course in theoretical syntax, couched broadly within the Principles and Parameters approach to syntax and its offshoot: the Minimalist Program.

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Students gain knowledge and understanding of current research in theoretical syntax and are prepared for independent research. On completion of the programme, they will be able to formulate appropriate research questions, find and evaluate relevant literature, develop and test new hypotheses, and produce cogent, structured and professionally presented reports.

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Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.


UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £15,100
Part-time: £7,550

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £28,100
Part-time: £14,050

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