Aston University

Aston University

Forensic Linguistics

This programme is designed for students of linguistics and aims to improve students' linguistic skills and understanding such that they can apply them to forensic texts and contexts. There is a strong ethos throughout this programme that forensic linguistics is an application of linguistics and thus students study and improve their knowledge and abilities in the linguistic analysis of spoken and written language. Alongside the linguistics modules students then learn about the legal and forensic contexts and how linguists have developed understandings and critiques of the language of the law and how linguists analyse language to provide evidence in a variety of legal contexts. To complete the programme students complete a short practical project or placement and then research for a dissertation.

Assessment methods

You will take part in interactive seminars, presentations and group work as well as attending lectures and tutorials. There are also opportunities for individual research and supervised practical work. Successful completion of the taught modules is a precondition for proceeding to a 15,000 word dissertation leading to the MA.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2018 GBP 14,400 per (Whole course) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2018 GBP 6,500 per (Whole course) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 GBP 14,400 per (Year 1) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 GBP 6,500 per (Year 1) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Languages and Social Sciences Admissions
Telephone number: 
01212043762