Languages and Linguistics MA
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This programme focuses on the core issues of linguistic theory and linguistic description and the detailed study of the linguistic structure of a particular language. The choice of language teaching available in a particular year is likely to range over the following: English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and Slavic amongst others.
The MA in Languages and Linguistics consists of the following elements:
- one compulsory core course unit (15 credits) in either Introduction to Grammatical Theory or Phonetics and Phonology. An alternative to this course unit may be chosen if students can provide evidence of having covered comparable material in their undergraduate degree.
- compulsory course units in Research Methods I and II (2 x 15 credits)
- optional course units (75 credits altogether). These will normally include course units from one of the participating disciplines in SLLC: French, German, Italian, Middle Eastern Studies, or Spanish and Portuguese. One or two course units may take the form of Directed Reading course units, available after consultation with an appropriate member of staff and the Programme Director. One or two course units may also be taken as adapted Level-3 undergraduate course units in Linguistics and English and Language, which supplement the course units on offer at MA level.
- a dissertation (60 credits).
Please note, some modules may change for 2012 entry. For details of postgraduate course units currently on offer, please refer to the MA in Linguistics and English Language 2011-2012 Programme Handbook.