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Language and Social Justice with British Sign Language MA

York St John University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    York St John University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

Study Applied Linguistics and explore its contribution to social justice. Examine the theories and approaches in language analysis and apply this knowledge to specific social justice contexts. As part of the course, you will study British Sign Language (BSL) from beginners level. You will learn to hold conversations with others on familiar topics. We will prepare you to engage with communities and contribute to their wellbeing.

Staff research areas include:

  • Language, social justice and deaf communities
  • Language, gender and sexuality-related inclusion in schools
  • Language and in/equalities in higher education
  • Language-based analysis of York’s and the North East region’s BME communities
  • Inclusion and social justice issues relating to languages beyond English in schools
  • Social evaluations of accent, dialect and multilingualism
  • Inclusive/emancipatory (re)conceptualizations of English as an additional language.

You can join this thriving research community. Co-organise and contribute to our annual conference, the Postgraduate Forum in Applied Linguistics. Alternatively, you can join our student as researchers scheme. This allows you to work alongside staff on their research projects.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

York St John University

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, York, YO31 7EX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 29

    91st out of 102 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    101 49%

    27th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    12th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    101 51%

    87th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    20th

    19

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