School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Linguistics and Language Acquisition
This programme is designed to give you an advanced knowledge of linguistics and language acquisition and to provide the research skills necessary for carrying out independent research in language acquisition or applied linguistics.
The programme provides foundation modules in language acquisition, research methodology and general linguistics, which then enable you to follow more specialised modules in the area of your choice.
You take compulsory modules (60 credits) in: introduction to language acquisition (20 credits); research methodology in language acquisition (20 credits); English sentence structure (10 credits); English phonetics and phonology (10 credits).
You then select 60 credits from a very wide range of options (currently some 30 modules, although not all of them are available every year) in many areas of language acquisition: linguistics (eg syntax, morphology, phonology, discourse, pragmatics, psycholinguistics); applied linguistics (eg TESOL, computer-assisted language learning, linguistic profiling, bilingual education, cross-cultural communication, curriculum design, pedagogical grammar); or research methodology (fieldwork, corpora, computational linguistics). You also complete a dissertation (60 credits).
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission