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- Degree awarded
- 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.
- Number of places/applicants
- There is no limit on the number of places available.
- How to apply
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They will submit your references directly to us and we will add them to your application.
Please use the Online Application Form to apply. Once you register, you can search for the course to which you wish to apply and upload the required supporting documents towards the end of this process.
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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.
We will be soon updating this page with details of our last Open Day held on Wednesday 25 November.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MA (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £7,700
International students (per annum): £15,500
- MA (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,850
- PGDip (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £5,133
International students (per annum): £10,333
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.
Each year, the School offers a number of bursaries set at Home/EU fees level, open to both Home/EU and international students. Details of the funding process can be found on the School's funding page where you can also check details of subject specific bursaries.
For Home and EU students, the UK government has introduced a non means-tested loan scheme for postgraduate study. Detailed eligibility criteria and information regarding the application process is expected early in 2016. In the meantime the below summarises the key information published to date.
- Non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 per year will be made available to students applying to taught and research master's courses. PHD students will be funded through a separate scheme.
- Loans will be available to students under the age of 60 studying full-time, part-time (at least 50% of a full-time course) or on distance-learning courses.
- Loans will be available to students across all discipline areas.
- The loan is considered to be a contribution towards the costs of postgraduate study and will not be available if you already have a master's qualification.
- Postgraduate funding is considered a devolved matter for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Therefore loans are only available for students resident in England.
- Repayments will be on an income-contingent basis commencing 2019.
- Postgraduate loan repayments will be paid concurrently with undergraduate loan repayments at a rate of 6% of annual income over £21,000.
- Interest will be charged at RPI + 3%.
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