The MA in Linguistics is designed for graduates wishing to gain an in-depth understanding of how language works: how it is structured, processed, learnt, and used for different communicative purposes. The course is suitable for students with some prior knowledge of linguistics who seek a firm theoretical and methodological grounding for career development in a range of language-oriented professions, or for study at PhD level.
Core modules cover the study of language structure and speech sounds, focusing on syntax and phonetics. Option modules allow further exploration of language acquisition and discourse studies.
Module titles include: • topics in syntax • topics in phonetics and phonology • sociolinguistics • pragmatics • second language acquisition.
The programme also covers research methods in linguistics. Students are trained to conduct original research and complete a dissertation under the guidance of a personal supervisor.
Students with a substantial background in linguistics should apply for the MA by research.
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A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent. We would normally expect a degree that is relevant to the MA course, e.g. a degree in linguistics, languages, English, education, psychology, sociology, or speech therapy.
Recipient: University of Leeds
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