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Linguistics (with specialist pathways in English Language and Language Acquisition) MA

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The Linguistics MA allows you to study phonology and syntax alongside a pathway of your choice in English Language or Language Acquisition The course, characterised by its flexibility, equips you with the research skills necessary to undertake independent study in linguistics.

The common subjects the course covers include theoretical and general linguistics, descriptive linguistics, applied linguistics, and combinations of these specialisms. By choosing one of the pathways, you will be able to focus on your area of specific interest.

By the end of the course you will understand and engage with ideas at the forefront of linguistic research and address linguistic questions and problems currently being debated.

The Linguistics MA has two specialist pathways leading to different awards:

MA Linguistics: English Language
MA Linguistics: Language Acquisition

The pathways allow you to focus on your area of particular interest, which could range from lexical innovation, sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, child language acquisition or psycholinguistics. Whichever pathway you choose, you gain:

research skills necessary for independent study in linguistics and English language
critical engagement with current work in the subject area
confidence to address linguistic questions and participate in current theoretical debates
advanced knowledge of a range of issues in the subject area
mastery of the methods and skills required to obtain and interpret relevant research data

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,600per year

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

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    36th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 100 1

    20th out of 33 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    146 70%

    25th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    64th

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.56 71%

    94th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    147 72%

    12th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    14th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    22nd

    5

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