Taught course

Forensic Linguistics MA (Distance Learning)

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

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Entry requirements

To find out more information on entry requirements, visit our website: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/forensic-linguistics-ma/january-2000

Months of entry

September

Course content

This one year Forensic Linguistic masters course is designed to help linguistics students take their studies to the next level and enter the exciting discipline of forensic linguistics. Alongside advanced language-description modules, you will learn about legal and forensic contexts, and how linguists critically engage with the language of law and provide linguistic evidence in a variety of legal contexts.


What you’ll learn
The Forensic Linguistics MA course aims to expand your linguistic analysis skills and understanding so that you can apply them to forensic texts, and in forensic and legal contexts.
You will learn from some of the world’s leading academics in the field of forensic linguistics, based at our research institute - the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics.
There is a strong ethos throughout this programme of forensic linguistics as an application of linguistics. You will study and improve your knowledge and abilities in the linguistic analysis of spoken and written language, in contexts such as police interviews and courtroom interactions, and you will learn how linguists apply their methods to aid police investigations and provide evidence in court.
The course has strong links with the police so you will get unique access to real-world data for your coursework.
Our course is applied in nature, giving you a chance to gain valuable hands-on experiences involving real forensic and legal data. It includes practical project work as well as academic essay assessments.
Successfully completing the taught parts of the course will enable you to progress onto completing a 15,000-word research dissertation as the final part of the course. Dissertation projects allow students to research an area in depth and are an excellent grounding for PhD study or for employment beyond the programme.

Information for international students

To find out more information on fees, visit our website: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/forensic-linguistics-ma/january-2000

Fees and funding

UK students
£11500
International students
£21250

To find out more information on fees, visit our website: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/forensic-linguistics-ma/january-2000

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Aston Enquiries
Email
ask@aston.ac.uk