Linguistics at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

The MA in Linguistics will give you an in-depth theoretical and methodological grounding in linguistics and phonetics – analysing how language and speech sounds are structured and used. Core modules will introduce you to key aspects of the discipline, such as syntax, phonetics and phonology. You will also develop your knowledge of a broad range of theoretical and empirical research methods. You will then choose from optional modules to suit your interests or career plans, such as language acquisition or discourse studies. You will be trained to carry out sound research and complete a final dissertation based on original work, under the guidance of a personal supervisor. Spanning the arts and sciences, linguistics is a challenging and rewarding discipline that allows you to gain a real understanding of human communication as well as a wide range of transferable skills. Taught by experts in top-class facilities and supported by the Language at Leeds research network, this programme will give you a good foundation in the subject informed by the very latest research. Specialist resources Leeds is a fantastic place to study linguistics and phonetics. Our tutors and research students are active members of the wider Language at Leeds network which brings together researchers from across the University. You will be able to enhance your learning with an array of research events throughout the year. Postgraduates also have access to our extensive facilities, including a recording studio, PCs running specialist software, and online corpora. You can make use of our phonetics lab and the Language Zone, a state-of-the-art space where you can use a range of language-based teaching materials whenever you want.

Assessment method

These include a dissertation based on original work, under the guidance of a personal supervisor; the Master's degree is assessed by a combination of final exams, coursework, and a dissertation.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in a relevant subject such as languages, English, education, psychology, speech therapy, including at least one linguistics module, passed with a good grade. Relevant professional experience will also be considered. Applicants must demonstrate familiarity with the discipline of linguistics and the aims of the course in their supporting statement.

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Linguistics at University of Leeds - UCAS