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

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The MA in Linguistics (by Research) is a prestigious programme designed for individuals who already have a strong foundation in linguistics and specialized knowledge in their chosen sub-field. This research qualification allows you to make an original contribution to the field while demonstrating mastery of research methodology and scholarly apparatus. As part of the programme, you will receive comprehensive research training and attend seminars with PhD students. Unlike other MA degrees, this programme does not involve assessed coursework, but instead requires you to complete a dissertation of 20,000-25,000 words. To apply, you must submit a detailed research proposal and meet the entry requirement of a 2:1 or higher in Linguistics.

About the course

The MA in Linguistics by Research is a research qualification open only to candidates who already have a sound grasp of linguistics and some specialised knowledge in the sub-field in which they intend to work. It should contain an original contribution to knowledge or understanding and should demonstrate mastery of the appropriate research methodology, literature and scholarly apparatus.

The programme

On this MA programme, you will complete research training with all other masters students in the department. Students also attend First-year doctoral seminar along with PhD students. This seminar will form the core of your training. It is a series of weekly meetings, running over three terms, at which beginning PhD students discuss the stages of research.

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Entry Requirements

You should normally hold or expect to receive a good 2:1 or higher in a single or joint honours degree in Linguistics.

If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of York


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