(Award available for year: Master of Arts)
On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able to:- demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the structure of language, with a particular emphasis on syntax and phonetics;- demonstrate a mastery of the methodology used by syntacticians, phoneticians and phonologists to analyse linguistic and phonetic data;- demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of core concepts in linguistics, and to be familiar with current debates and issues in linguistics;- demonstrate mastery in the exercise of general critical thinking skills with specific abilities in applying critical analysis to cross-linguistic data;- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own linguistic research and advanced scholarship within linguistics;- take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;- proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses about language and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these;- critically and creatively evaluate current issues in linguistics, including both empirical research and advanced scholarship.
Transferable (key) skills
Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;- critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.
Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;- evaluating and criticising received opinion;- make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.