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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Linguistics and English Language Teaching (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-LINGE-PTUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Diane Nelson Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

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School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Department of Linguistics and Phonetics

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Department of Linguistics and Phonetics committee of examiners

Programme specification:

At the end of the programme students should appreciate the contribution to academic and intellectual culture made by the discipline of Linguistics, understand the main principles behind linguistic theorising and be able to evaluate specific claims put forward by linguists in terms of how those claims are developed and formulated, and how they relate to the discipline as a whole. In addition, understand the relevance of Linguistics to the practice and methodology of English language teaching.

The programme will:
- consolidate the students' grounding in grammar, phonetics and general linguistics;
- expose students to theories and methods in the disciplinary and professional areas of English Language Teaching methodology in a way which will enable them to appreciate work in these areas which is at the frontiers of the subject, and which will advance their professional standing;
- provide a training in research methods and in the associated skills which will enable them to plan, execute and write up a personal research project in Linguistics and Phonetics;
- make available through the range of optional modules the opportunity to develop their experience of another area or areas of the subject.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LING5440MApproaches to Linguistics and Language Acquisition30 creditsSemester 1
LING5450MMethodology in Language Teaching15 creditsSemester 2
LING5460MLanguage Teaching in Practice15 creditsSemester 2
LING5470MAcademic Skills in Linguistics15 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LING5350MDissertation (Linguistics and Phonetics)30 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
LING5400MFoundations of Phonetics and Phonology15 creditsSemester 1
LING5410MFoundations of Syntax15 creditsSemester 1
LING5480MResearch Methods in Linguistics15 creditsSemester 2

Students are required to pass either LING5400M or LING5410M.

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

LING5241MPragmatics30 creditsSemester 2
LING5290MSecond Language Acquisition30 creditsSemester 2
LING5420MTopics in Phonetics and Phonology15 creditsSemester 2
LING5430MTopics in Syntax15 creditsSemester 2

- Alternatively, with the Programme Director's approval, candidates may study optional modules offered within the School of Education.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Last updated: 28/06/2019


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