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You will be trained in the most current theories and methods in linguistics and in the practical research skills necessary to continue your studies at doctorate level. You will have the opportunity to select a broad area of linguistic theory in which you wish to develop expertise, and we will guide you through the most relevant literature towards independent study on a topic for your dissertation.
Contact time (full-time): In a typical week you might expect one hour of lectures, seminars and tutorials, supported by 40 hours of private study.
One core module studied in semester 1 and semester 2: New directions in syntax and semantics or New directions in language acquisition
You will also study Research skills for dissertation and Research and enquiry in applied linguistics 2 in semester 2.
Plus: Dissertation (30,000 words)