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- Degree awarded
- 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
- Entry requirements
An Upper Second Class Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in linguistics or a related subject.
- Number of places/applicants
- There is no limit on the number of places available.
- How to apply
For details on how to apply, go to: Apply online
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The MA in Linguistics consists of the following elements:
- compulsory core course units in Introduction to Grammatical Theory (15 credits), Phonetics and Phonology (15 credits), and Research Methods I and II (2 x 15 credits)
- optional course units (60 credits altogether)
- a dissertation (60 credits).
Alternatives to the compulsory course units in Introduction to Grammatical Theory and/or Phonetics and Phonology may be chosen if students can provide evidence of having covered comparable material in their undergraduate degree; in borderline cases, students may be asked to take a proficiency test in Registration Week.
The optional course units may be selected following specialised pathways, which include Sociolinguistics, the Linguistics of English, Phonetics and Phonology, Syntax and Semantics, Typology, and Romani Linguistics. One or two course units may take the form of Directed Reading units, available after consultation with an appropriated member of staff and the Programme Director. One or two course units may also be taken from a list of MA course units available in other subject areas within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, or as adapted Level-3 undergraduate course units in Linguistics and English Language, which supplement the course units on offer at MA level.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MA (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £6,300
International students (per annum): £14,000
- MA (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,150
International students (per annum): £7,000
- PGDip (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,200
International students (per annum): £9,333
Please note: Only International students who do not require a Tier 4 visa are permitted to study the course part-time. If you are unsure if you require a Tier 4 visa, please consult this page for further information: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/do-you-need-a-visa/.
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
British and EU students intending to take an MA programme in the School are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). AHRC and ESRC grants are competitive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students. Please see the School website for further details.
The School also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for MA students. Details of bursaries available in a given year will be posted on the School website in January.
- Academic department
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
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