Taught course

Linguistics

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good, Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, normally in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MA Linguistics master's course is a flexible programme that aims to explore the breadth and the depth of linguistics.

It builds on the widest range of teaching and research expertise, covering all aspects of theoretical and descriptive linguistics, including:

  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse and conversation analysis
  • Typology
  • Historical linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Cognitive linguistics and psycholinguistics
  • Computational and corpus linguistics
  • Field linguistics
  • The documentation and description of endangered languages.

Our teaching staff work on various practical applications of linguistics (eg language codification and language policy, institutional language, language in the community, forensic linguistics).

Our internationally-recognised expertise encompasses a breadth of languages, including English and other Germanic languages, Romance languages, Russian, Polish, Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Kurdish and other Iranian languages, Amerindian languages, languages of South Asia, indigenous languages of Australia and historical languages such as Old English, Old Saxon and Old Norse.

You will receive a solid foundation for linguistic study in three out of four core units:

  • Grammatical Theory (compulsory);
  • Phonetics and Phonology (compulsory);
  • Semantics and Pragmatics;
  • The Sociolinguistics of English.

The remainder of the course allows you to make the most of what our staff have to offer.

You can either take a variety of course units in different areas, including Forensic Linguistics, or specialise in one of the following pathways: Phonetics and Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Syntax and Semantics, Typology or Romani Linguistics.

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
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Email
MASALC@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 1259