This course is a flexible programme to suit academic linguists and forensic professionals. It can be studied wholly as a distance learning course from anywhere in the world. For those without a relevant prior qualification in linguistics or English language there is a route onto the programme involving an introduction to linguistics module.
Students should normally have, or expect to obtain, a good honours degree (at least upper 2nd class) in English, linguistics, or a related discipline, or equivalent qualification. If the degree is not in a relevant discipline students should normally have, or expect to obtain, a good honours degree (at least upper 2nd class) or equivalent qualification and will be expected to take the introduction to linguistics module. Participants whose 1st language is not English must also have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 7 in writing and minimum of 6 in speaking, listening and reading or an equivalent qualification.
The following modules are currently available: introduction to forensic linguistics by summer school; introduction to linguistics; spoken language and the legal system; written language in the legal system; linguistic investigation and evidence; analysing spoken and written discourse; research methods; linguistic disadvantage in legal contexts; dissertation.
Modules are delivered via a variety of innovative and engaging teaching methods. Students undertake individual research and guided study under the 1-to-1 supervision of a supervisor. Assessment is by individual research essays, task based continuous assessments and the dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Distance learning||£ 7,900 per Whole course (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Distance learning||£ 7,900 per Whole course (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Aston Campus||Birmingham||B4 7ET||West Midlands|
Languages and Social Sciences Admissions
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