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Linguistics MA

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Degree awarded
MA
Duration
12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
Entry requirements
Applicants should hold a good, Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, normally in a relevant subject.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
There is no limit on the number of places available.
How to apply

Please visit our  How to Apply  page.  

If you wish to transfer credits onto one of our master's programmes, please download the guidance  here  for further information.

Course options

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Course description

The Linguistics MA is a flexible programme which aims to explore the breadth and the depth of linguistics. It builds on the widest range of teaching and research expertise, covering all aspects of theoretical and descriptive linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse and conversation analysis, typology, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics and psycholinguistics, computational and corpus linguistics, field linguistics, and the documentation and description of endangered languages. The academic staff teaching on the programme work on various practical applications of linguistics (e.g. language codification and language policy, institutional language, language in the community) and have expertise in a wide range of languages, including English and its varieties, Germanic, Latin and Romance, Russian, Polish, Kurdish and other Iranian languages, Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, and several languages spoken in the Americas (e.g. Huave, Quechua, Ulwa), Australia (e.g. Jamingjung), and beyond.

All students receive a solid foundation for linguistic study in two compulsory core modules on Grammatical Theory and Phonetics and phonology. The remainder of the programme allows the students to make the most of what the staff have to offer. Students can either take a variety of course units in different areas  or specialise in one of the following pathways, Phonetics and Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Syntax and Semantics, Typology or Romani Linguistics.

Open days

We will be holding a Master's Open Evening in our Graduate School on Wednesday, 26 November. Further details are to follow. Please email andy.rigg@manchester.ac.uk if you wish to attend and the details will be sent to you when they are finalised.

A provisional date of Wednesday, 18 March 2015 has been arranged for a University-wide postgraduate Open Day. Further details can be found here .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,500
    International students (per annum): £14,500
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,250
    International students (per annum): £7,250
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,333
    International students (per annum): £9,666

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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

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.

Please see the  School website  for further details. 

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Sarah Smith
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 1259
Email
Website
www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/lel/
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