University of York

University of York

Linguistics

The course aims to give you a general foundation in the central areas of modern linguistics, while at the same time allowing you to develop your own particular areas of interest; impart a general foundation and background in linguistics; practical training in techniques used in linguistic analysis; enable you to apply your skills and knowledge to linguistic data; introduce you to research questions and methodologies in linguistics; enable you to perform original research in linguistics.

Entry requirements

You should normally hold or expect to receive at least a 2.1 or equivalent in your 1st degree. For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum University English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each of the four language components) or the equivalent are required.

Course modules

Module includes: Language variation and change; semantics; syntax; phonetics and phonology; articulatory and impressionistic phonetics; bilingualism; semantic theory; syntactic theory; 2nd language syntax; phonological variation and change; the acquisition of syntax by children; the phonetics of talk in interaction; topics in language variation and change; dissertation and subject specific training; research training seminar.

Assessment methods

Assessment for the Autumn term is in 2 parts: 1 set of assignments is submitted in the middle of the Autumn term, and another at the start of the Spring term. Students submit assessments for all modules. Each of the option modules is generally assessed by a 5,000-word essay handed in at the start of the Summer term. The course culminates in a sustained period of independent research and the production of a dissertation of up to 15,000 words.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 16,290 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 8,145 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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