Taught course

Language Communication Research

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

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Entry requirements

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MA Full time
MA Part time

Months of entry

September

Course content

Take the next step towards your language-related career, nurtured by global experts in our world-ranking setting.

Set in the internationally respected Centre for Language and Communication Research, our MA in Language and Communication Research delivers solid training in research methods and practice, plus the freedom to tailor the programme around your research interests and career ambitions.
Designed for careers employing communication awareness or in language or linguistics related research, this programme offers the additional benefit of Advanced Course Recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council as a postgraduate research training scheme.
You’ll gain an excellent grounding in foundational research methods and theoretical paradigms, before applying the theories and specialising in the areas of linguistic enquiry that are most important for your career.
This master’s programme combines the study of theoretical issues and qualitative and quantitative analysis of language and communication data. Throughout your degree you’ll be supported by internationally recognised experts, whose passion for teaching and research fosters a vibrant and friendly academic environment.
Our experts are leading on innovative projects in many different fields, including language acquisition, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, professional communication, corpus linguistics, systemic functional linguistics and forensic linguistics, hosting a range of reading and research groups in these research fields.
Fostering an international academic arena for cutting-edge research, we host talks from visiting academics from around the world, as well as advanced research residencies and occasional summer schools. During your studies, you’ll benefit from this thriving research environment and the support of a wide range of professionals who will guide your personal and professional development.
English Language at Cardiff is ranked in the world top 100 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020) and top ten for research in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Distinctive features
  • Our Centre for Language and Communication Research has a well established reputation in a broad range of teaching and research areas, including sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, multimodality, forensic linguistics, systemic functional grammar, phonology, and lexical studies.

  • The full-time programme carries Advanced Course Recognition from the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) as a postgraduate research training scheme.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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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