University of Liverpool Management School

Nottingham Trent University

Linguistics

This course will give you the opportunity to pursue research in the field of linguistics. It comprises independent research, and a course designed to develop knowledge of key research skills and practices. You will join a thriving postgraduate community of researchers in Linguistics, and a unique student support structure with a dedicated team of tutors and supervisors. Linguistics has a proud record of excellence in research.You'll explore a broad selection of degree topics which align with the expertise in our academic team. Award degrees are available and you may wish to carry out your research in areas which include: Clinical Linguistics, Media Discourse, Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014, 80% of our Modern Languages and Linguistics research was rated as world-leading or of international excellence.

Entry requirements

MA (Res): A good Honours (minimum 2.2) degree in a relevant subject; applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5; prospective students are required to submit a 300 word outline of their proposed topic at the time of application.

Course modules

This course consists of two modules. Philosophical Approaches to the Humanities: In this module you'll acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding that is needed to complete research within the Humanities. You'll become philosophically aware of the grounds of both the theory and practice of academic research. The module will touch upon disciplinary areas but is directly relevant to the field of Linguistics. Dissertation: You'll complete a 20,000 word research dissertation. This piece of academic writing will allow you to demonstrate your understanding and combine skills from other elements of the course.

Assessment methods

The majority of the marks awarded for this course are for the dissertation. You will have an individual supervisor allocated when offered a place on the course. Dissertation tutorials will take place between you and your nominated supervisor. The supervisor will offer advice on developing appropriate study methods and provide feedback on drafts of the dissertation. You will also be encouraged to publish your work and present at conferences.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus NG11 8NS East Midlands

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