Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Sociolinguistics

The course explores the recent history of linguistics and the philosophy of linguistics. Tensions between different conceptions of language are also examined as well as the issues surrounding research methodology in linguistics, sociolinguistics and the sociology of language more specifically. The course combines a mixture of generic research training modules with more specialised modules covering research training and specific linguistic knowledge. Supervision is offered in the following areas: linguistic theory; language variation and change; language evolution, acquisition, and development.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in linguistics, a language (with or without another subject, eg English and French) or a discipline primarily involving the scientific study of human cognition or behaviour, such as cognitive science, psychology, anthropology or sociology. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 18 months

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Contact: 
Programme Administrator, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7199