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MA in Linguistics

"There was a good mix of academic instruction as well as hands on experience which included fieldwork and learning new research and analytic methods, and I feel that through this I was able to acquire useful long-term skills and experience." -- Kyle Helke, 2012



The MA Programme in Linguistics builds on the Linguistics Department's top-ranking performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework and a thriving undergraduate programme.

We accept applications throughout the year, and until the end of August for a September start of the same calendar year.

The MA in Linguistics offers advanced training in core areas of linguistics. The programme structure permits optional specialisation in the areas of formal linguistics or sociolinguistics, but also supports interdisciplinary interests. The degree additionally offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience in conducting and applying linguistics research. In addition to their dissertations, students can take our unique Research Practicum option, in which they undertake a research partnership either with a member of staff on an ongoing research project or with one of our private or public sector partners (in 2011-12, these included the British Library, the British Museum, and the BBC Pronunciation Unit).

To apply, visit: MA Linguistics

For details of the structure of the programme, see modules

Further information

Dr Esther de Leeuw
MA Convenor in Linguistics
Tel: +44 (0)207 882 5911

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