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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Linguistics (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-LING-PTUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Valentina Brunetto Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

For entry requirements for this course please visit

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.

The programme will:
- consolidate the students' grounding in grammar, phonetics and general linguistics;
- expose students to theories and methods in the core areas of syntax and phonological theory in a way which will enable them to appreciate work in these areas which is at the frontiers of the subject;
- 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 one of the core areas of the subject in greater depth, or to widen 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:

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)

Only one of either LING5420M or LING5430M is PFP.

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 (12mth)
LING5480MResearch Methods in Linguistics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

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

EDUC5256MTechnology Enhanced Language Learning30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5306MThe Practice of Supporting Language Teacher Learning15 credits 
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)
EDUC5935Materials Development for TESOL10 credits 
EDUC5981MTeaching Languages to Young Learners30 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 09:27:07


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