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Language and Cultural Diversity MA


Course Description

Examines the complex relationship between language and cultural diversity, and equips students with an advanced knowledge of major approaches to linguistic aspects of culture. Training will be provided in the research skills and knowledge relevant to further study in empirical and applied linguistics.

Key benefits

- Strong research environment including a number of research workshops and seminar series.

- A broad range of module choices with three thematic areas, and our MA programmes are both research and professionally oriented.

- Stimulating and intellectually challenging teaching and learning environment with a variety of teaching and learning methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials, with the view of maximizing students' critical analysis skills and autonomous learning.

- The Centre for Language Discourse & Communication forms part of the King’s Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council and we occupy a prominent position in national and international research networks.

- Superb location, with access to important social, cultural, and textual resources, such as King's own Maughan Library and the British Library.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/language-and-cultural-diversity-ma.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

This programme examines the complex relationship between language and cultural diversity, and equips students with:

- An advanced knowledge of major approaches to linguistic aspects of culture and the complex relationship between language and cultural diversity.

- An understanding of language use in urban multi-cultural contexts in a globalised world, and of how personal and socio-cultural identities such as gender, age and ethnicity are shaped, both institutionally and at a local level of everyday social interaction.

- An ability to critically analyse and evaluate issues of cultural diversity and intercultural communication.

- Research skills and knowledge relevant to further study in empirical and applied linguistics.

- Modules will be selected from those available to construct a coherent programme of study.

- Course format and assessment -

In order to gain the MA, students must successfully complete modules equivalent to a total of 180 credits, divided between taught modules (totalling 120 credits) and a supervised research dissertation (60 credits).

Career prospects

Doctoral research, language-related professions, e.g. teaching, translation and interpreting, journalism, publishing and international relations.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Language and Cultural Diversity MA page on the King’s College London website for more details!



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Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements. Either: 2:1 Bachelor's (or equivalent qualification) in linguistics, applied linguistics, English language, a modern language, or other similar and relevant degree. Or: Master's degree in linguistics, applied linguistics, English language, a modern language, or other similar and relevant degree. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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