What makes the MA in Language Studies programme unique is the flexibility of its structure and the range of taught modules on offer. You will follow one core module, Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language, which offers an overview of how to go about studying and researching language. You are then free to choose any five of the other modules on offer in the Department and write your dissertation in any area. There are no restrictions on your choices, but you will be encouraged to put together a coherent programme of courses.
The individual modules on this programme are updated from year to year and are taught by leading figures such as Paul Kerswill (sociolinguistics), Mark Sebba (bilingualism), Elena Semino (stylistics) and Ruth Wodak (critical discourse analysis).Aims
You will follow one core module - Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language - which offers an overview of how to go about studying and researching language. You are then free to choose any five of the other modules on offer in the Department and write your dissertation in any area. However, it is possible to select modules to specialise in one of the following areas:
There are no restrictions on your choices, but you will be encouraged to put together a coherent programme of courses. Such a programme can be designed in consultation with your Director of Studies at the beginning of your studies. The MA in Language Studies can be taken full-time, but there is also a part-time study possibility if you can come to the university for one full term (or more) in each of two successive years. Under this kind of arrangement, you can take half of your modules in the first term of the first year, and the other half in the second term of the second year. You will then write up your dissertation by the end of the second year.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
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