SOAS University of London

Linguistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    18075
    Tuition (Year)
    8785
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Modern linguistics is the scientific study of all aspects of the worlds languages from their sound systems and grammatical structure through to the interaction of language with culture, the study of meaning in language, and the use of language in modern technology. Linguists try to establish what types of structures are shared by different languages and the extent to which language may differ from each other.

The Linguistics programme from SOAS University of London is run on a modular basis to suit the needs of the following four categories of students:

  • Those with a degree in linguistics who wish to pursue more regional and language-based study;
  • Those with a degree in linguistics who wish to pursue more research-oriented topics before proceeding to a research degree;
  • Those with little or no previous training in linguistics who wish to acquire a knowledge of the discipline;
  • Those with little or no previous training in linguistics who wish to take the degree as a conversion course before; proceeding to a research degree.

The course can be taken full time over one calendar year or part time over two or three years (daytime only.) The taught part of the course consists of core lectures which introduce basic concepts, theory and methodology; and additional seminars which extend the core material into other areas. A 10,000-word dissertation written over the summer offers students the opportunity to develop original research in an area of special interest.

MA Linguistics is for students who would like to acquire general postgraduate-level training in formal linguistics (perhaps as preparation for further training or research).

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Phonology (Masters)
  • Syntax (Masters)
  • Advanced Phonology
  • Advanced Syntax (Masters)
  • Dynamic Syntax (Masters)
  • Issues in Semantics (Masters)
  • Dissertation in Linguistics
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

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Academic Requirements

Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent)

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 18075 International
  • GBP 8785 EU/EEA
Part Time 2 Years:
  • UK/EU Students: £4,393
  • Overseas: £9,038
Part Time 3 Years:
  • UK/EU Students: £2,928
  • Overseas: £6,025

Funding

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