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MA Linguistics


Course Description

The focus in this programme is on the core
issues of linguistic theory and linguistic
description. Obligatory course units typically
include a dissertation (of 12,000 to 15,000
words for MA students only) , and either
Introduction to Grammatical Theory, or Topics in
Grammatical Theory, or Phonetics and
Phonology. Typical optional course units include:
Morphological Theory; Phonological Theory;
Syntactic Theory; Cognitive Linguistics;
Sociolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Language
Endangerment and Language Death; Child
Language; Language Contact and Historical
Linguistics.

Course units will be assessed at the
end of the semester during which they are
offered. All taught course-units except
Introduction to Grammatical Theory and
Phonetics and Phonology are assessed by
examined coursework.

Visit the MA Linguistics page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2i in a relevant subject. Students whose native language is not English will require either: (i) an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in the writing component or (ii) a TOEFL score of 600 paper-based test, 250 computer-based test, or 100 internet-based test or (iii) a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 70 overall with 70 in the writing component.

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