Taught course

Linguistics (with specialist pathways in English Language, Language Acquisition, and European Languages)

Institution
Newcastle University · School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in linguistics, a language (studied on its own or with another subject)or a discipline primarily involving the scientific study of human cognition or behaviour (eg cognitive science, psychology, anthropology, sociology). We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and at least two years relevant professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Linguistics MA allows you to study phonology and syntax alongside a pathway of your choice in English Language, Language Acquisition or European Languages. The course, characterised by its flexibility, equips you with the research skills necessary to undertake independent study in linguistics.

The common subjects the course covers include theoretical and general linguistics, descriptive linguistics (whether focusing on English or on other languages), applied linguistics, and combinations of these specialisms. By choosing one of the pathways, you will be able to focus on your area of specific interest.

By the end of the course you will understand and engage with ideas at the forefront of linguistic research and address linguistic questions and problems currently being debated.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 7 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Office, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Email
pg.english@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7199