Queen Mary - University of London
School of Languages, Linguistics and Film
MA One year full-time, two years part-time
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.
Qualitative methods in social science
Theory and methods in sociolinguistics
Quantitative methods in social science
Formal linguistics pathway:
Module options may include:
Language, nationalism and policy
Topics in psycholinguistics
Topics in syntax and semantics
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.
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