Theoretical Linguistics

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This programme offers students the opportunity to focus in detail on a chosen area of the subject, while still being able to take some taught courses.

It is intended for those who already have a good background in linguistics, typically from undergraduate study.

The main part of the programme will involve writing a dissertation, and it is recommended that candidates should have an idea of their chosen topic or area before applying.

Students are given support in developing this topic during the year by an appointed supervisor and by dedicated training in research methodology.

Courses are offered from the wide range of subjects taught at Masters level within Linguistics & English Language.

This is one of three MSc by Research programmes offered in Linguistics & English Language, and you should choose this programme if you wish to specialise in an area of theoretical linguistics, such a phonology, syntax, morphiology, semantics or pragmatics, or to explore issues on the interface between these components or between them and other areas of linguistics, such as historical linguistics.

Students take two taught courses for credit early in their MSc, and also receive credits for research training (further courses may also be attended, but not for credit).

Teaching will typically be in small groups, and 80 credits are obtained from this taught component.

The dissertation is worth 100 credits, and is organised on the basis of one-to-one supervision with one or a small number of expert supervisors.

The final mark is determined by a weighted combination of the marks for coursework and the dissertation.

Previous undergraduate degree in linguistics or closely related subject. In addition to the supporting documents requested on the application form, please submit a personal statement.English Language Requirements * IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each section) * TOEFL 600 (with 55 in each section plus 4.0 in TWE) * TOEFL 250 in CBT (with 21 in each section) * TOEFL-iBT 100 (with at least 20 in each section) * CPE Grade A English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A)
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