Queen Mary - University of London

School of Languages, Linguistics and Film




Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts

Format: Campus

Program Description:

MA One year full-time, two years part-time Programme description This programme offers an intensive training designed to bring students to a level at which they can carry out their own original research. You will specialise in either sociolinguistics or formal linguistics, but can take options in the other subject, allowing you to tailor a unique programme combining these two disciplinary perspectives. You will be taught in small groups by an internationally recognised faculty. The Department of Linguistics was ranked first in its subject in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Programme outline Core modules: Sociolinguistics pathway: Qualitative methods in social science Theory and methods in sociolinguistics Quantitative methods in social science Dissertation proseminar Dissertation Formal linguistics pathway: Syntax Semantics Morphology Dissertation proseminar Dissertation Module options may include: Language, nationalism and policy Language change Topics in psycholinguistics Topics in syntax and semantics Assessment A wide range of assessment techniques will be used, tailored to the learning outcomes of the different modules. These will include poster presentations, technical exercises, critiques of methodological and theoretical proposals in the literature, and extended written analyses of data. Entry requirements Upper second class honours (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree with a significant linguistics component. International students need IELTS 7, plus 7 in writing (or the equivalent) if their first language is not English. International students, please see the international students page for more information


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