Comments about Forensic Linguistics (MA-Diploma) - At the institution - Cardiff - Cardiff - Cardiff - Wales
To offer knowledge and expertise in language and law. It should be noted that this course is not vocational, and that subsequent work opportunities are not guaranteed. Nevertheless recent graduates have found employment within the legal and judicial system, including the 999 Emergency Call Service, the Police Force, the Prison Service and the Civil Service (Home Office) with others going on to further training as barristers/solicitors. On successful completion of the course, it is also possible to go on to higher level doctoral research in forensic linguistics/language and law, or other areas of applied linguistics, sociolinguistics or human communication.
A 1st or 2nd class UK honours degree, or equivalent.
Applicant whose first language is not English are normally expected to have a minimum IELTS score of 7 overall.
Forensic Linguistics (MA/Diploma)
The MA in Applied Linguistics is a full-time modular programme with taught courses over two semesters (PG Diploma or for the MA, Stage 1), followed by a supervised dissertation (for the MA, Stage 2) of between 14,000 and 20,000 words between May and September.
Assessment of the taught component is by coursework only. A one-semester PG Certificate option is also offered. Students take six modules from the list below (compulsory modules are indicated with two asterisks
* Foundations of Language and Communication Research **
* Forensic Linguistics I **
* Forensic Linguistics II **
* Projects in Forensic Linguistics **
* Language Description **
* Current Issues in Sociolinguistics
* Discourse and Social Interaction
* An innovative programme which provides a unique opportunity to focus on the study of language and communication in the legal and judicial process at Master's level.