M.A. Forensic Linguistics

Cardiff University

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: October  2014
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The MA/Diploma in Forensic Linguistics is a modular programme with modules taught over two semesters (PG Diploma or for the MA, Stage 1), followed by a supervised dissertation (for the MA, Stage 2) of between 14,000 and 20,000 words between May and September when taken as a 1 year, full time degree programme. Assessment of the taught component is by coursework only. The part-time modular programme involves following the same modules over two years.

Students take the four compulsory modules listed below which provide a thorough and wide-ranging view of language and the law and forensic linguistics from a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives along with a vital grounding in research methods and processes:

* Forensic Linguistics I: Language in the Legal Process
* Forensic Linguistics II: Comprehensibility and Linguistic Evidence
* Projects in Forensic Linguistics
* Foundation module: Core Skills, Principles and Issues involved in Language and Communication Research

Below is an indicative list of optional modules

* Discourse and Social Interaction
* Multimodality
* Phonology
* Research Foundations
* Language Description
* Issues in Applied Linguistics
* Qualitative Research Methods
* Current Issues in Sociolinguistics

Requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd class UK honours degree, or equivalent is usually required. The MA/Diploma in Forensic Linguistics is suitable for graduates in degrees related to language, linguistics or law-related disciplines. No legal background will be assumed.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)

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