Taught course

Forensic Linguistics

Institution
Aston University · School of Languages and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours Degree (minimum 2.1) in English or a related discipline or an overseas degree recognised by Aston University.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This programme is designed for students of linguistics and aims to improve students’ linguistic skills and understanding such that they can apply them to forensic texts and contexts. There is a strong ethos throughout this programme that forensic linguistics is an application of linguistics and thus students study and improve their knowledge and abilities in the linguistic analysis of spoken and written language. Alongside the linguistics modules students then learn about the legal and forensic contexts and how linguists have developed understandings and critiques of the language of the law and how linguists analyse language to provide evidence in a variety of legal contexts. To complete the programme students complete a short practical project or placement and then research for a dissertation..

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
LSS Postgraduate Admissions
Email
lss_pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 204 3762