Taught course

Forensic Linguistics

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of English, Communication, and Philosophy
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a first class or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent. The MA in Forensic Linguistics is suitable for graduates who hold degrees in Linguistics, English Language, English Language & Literature (combined), Modern Languages, Law, Forensic Psychology, Criminology, Sociology with defined Criminology pathway. No legal background will be assumed.

Some candidates will be invited to attend interview, in person or via Skype. Others might be asked to write a short essay.

There is no fixed deadline although applications which arrive less than a month before the official start date of the course may not be processed in time for a smooth start.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme develops a theoretical and practical understanding of communication in legal settings, including methods of data collection and analysis and training in the examination of forensic linguistic evidence.

Developing your understanding of contemporary debates, you will learn to evaluate expert evidence on forensic matters and critically analyse language use within legal contexts and research on language and law.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have a minimum IELTS score of 7 overall.

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
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0084