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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Linguistics

Programme code:MA-LING/12MUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Valentina Brunetto Contact

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Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

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

School of Modern Languages and Cultures: Linguistics and Phonetics

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures: Linguistics and Phonetics board 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.

The programme will:
- consolidate the students' grounding in grammar, phonetics and general linguistics, the structural analysis of language and the physical analysis of speech sounds;
- expose students to theories and methods in the core areas of syntax and phonetics, in a way which will enable them to appreciate work in these areas which is at the frontiers of the subject;
- enable students to explore additional subjects, particularly in the areas of language development and discourse studies, through optional modules;
- provide training in research methods and in the associated skills which will enable students to plan, execute and write up a personal research project in a chosen subdiscipline of Linguistics.

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[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 (12mth)
LING5400MFoundations of Phonetics and Phonology15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LING5410MFoundations of Syntax15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LING5420MTopics in Phonetics and Phonology15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LING5430MTopics in Syntax15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LING5470MAcademic Skills in Linguistics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LING5480MResearch Methods in Linguistics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Only one of either LING5420M or LING5430M is PFP.

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

EDUC5256MTechnology Enhanced Language Learning30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5909MIntroducing a Task-Based Curriculum in Classrooms and Systems15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
EDUC5914MCorpus Linguistics in the Classroom15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
EDUC5919MCurrent Issues in Second Language Teacher Education30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5982MTeaching English for Academic Purposes30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LING5005MLanguages in Contact30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LING5290MSecond Language Acquisition30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LING5440MApproaches to Linguistics and Language Acquisition30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LING5621MPragmatics and Discourse Analysis30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MODL5014MRhetoric and Public Speaking15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL5016MManaging Business Across Cultures15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MODL5028MInternational Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

- Not all modules will be available every year.

Last updated: 08/09/2023 09:25:29


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