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Full time | University of Leeds | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Linguistics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This course will give you an in-depth theoretical and methodological grounding in linguistics and phonetics – analysing how language and speech sounds are structured and used.

Core modules will introduce you to key aspects of the discipline, such as syntax, phonetics and phonology. You’ll also develop your knowledge of a broad range of theoretical and empirical research methods. You’ll then choose from optional modules to suit your interests or career plans, such as language acquisition or sociolinguistics.

Spanning the arts and sciences, linguistics is a challenging and rewarding discipline that allows you to gain a real understanding of human communication as well as a wide range of transferable skills. Taught by experts in top-class facilities and supported by the Language at Leeds research network, this programme will give you a good foundation in the subject informed by the very latest research.

Specialist resources

Leeds is a fantastic place to study linguistics and phonetics. Our tutors and research students are active members of the wider Language at Leeds network which brings together researchers from across the University. You’ll be able to enhance your learning with an array of research events throughout the year.

Postgraduates also have access to our extensive facilities, including the Human Communications Suite complete with a recording studio and lab space for psycholinguistics experiments. You can make use of our phonetics lab and the Language Zone, a state-of-the-art space where you can use a range of language-based teaching materials whenever you want.

This programme is suitable for people who will have studied a little linguistics during their first degree. If you have a substantial background in linguistics or phonetics, you may prefer to study for an MA by Research

Learning and teaching

We use diverse teaching and learning methods to help you benefit from our tutors’ expertise. They include seminars, lectures, online learning, tutorials and practicals. Independent study is also a vital element of the course. You’re also encouraged to sit in on classes in modules that you’re not taking, giving you a great opportunity to gain a broad base of knowledge in linguistics and phonetics.

Assessment

Depending on the modules you choose, assessment methods will vary. However, they usually include coursework, essays and practicals, while core linguistics modules also include exams.

Career opportunities

This course will give you a sophisticated understanding of human communication, as well as valuable transferable skills in areas such as use of quantitative and qualitative data, research, interpretation, oral and written communication and analysis which are highly attractive to employers in a wide range of industries.

Graduates have pursued diverse careers as a result, in areas such as lexicography, journalism, editing, advertising, language education an even artificial intelligence. Many also pursue PhD level study and continue with research into linguistics, or further training in disciplines such as speech and language therapy.

Modules

This module will provide you with a thorough understanding of selected topics in phonetics and phonology, such as connected speech phenomena, suprasegmental features of speech, or issues in the phonetics and phonology of particular languages. Each topic is discussed from both theoretical and methodological perspectives. You will learn advanced phonetic and phonological terminology, read research papers and undertake your own original research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

21,250

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in a relevant subject such as languages, English, education, psychology, speech therapy, including at least one linguistics module, passed with a good grade. Relevant professional experience will also be considered. Applicants must demonstrate familiarity with the discipline of linguistics and the aims of the course in their supporting statement.

Department profile

Our taught postgraduate courses are closely linked to our research expertise, ensuring that all of our teaching is supported by the latest research findings. You'll benefit from a wide choice of academic options, supervisory expertise and flexible support. You'll study in a stimulating environment which brings together the experience and insights of around 200 postgraduate students from across the world. Our vibrant research community...more

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