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MA in English (English Language and Linguistics)

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  • Objectives
    To provide students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of English language and linguistics.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements A good honours degree in a relevant subject. Additional Information for International Students For Arts-based areas the recommended minimum IELTS score is 6.5.
  • Academic Title
    MA in English (English Language and Linguistics)
  • Course description
    Course Content
    Compulsory module (semester one):
    -Research Methods in English Language and Linguistics

    Optional modules (semester one).
    Two half modules from:
    -Ways of Analysing Text
    -Phonetics
    -Studies of Language using a Corpus-based Approach
    -Traditions of Discourse Analysis

    Optional modules (semester two).
    Four half modules from:
    -Language and the Law
    -Irish English: a Corpus Approach
    -Scots
    -Phonological Concepts and Methods
    -The Discourse of Humour
    -Development of English: a Historical-Corpus Approach
    -Language and Power
    -Non-linear Phonology

    And a Dissertation of up to 15,000 words on an approved topic.

    Assessment
    Written assignments.

    Funding
    DEL, AHRC, ESRC, university funding.

    Opportunities for Careers
    Graduates from the School of English MA programme have a good employment record. Professions including publishing, journalism, public relations, teaching, advertising, the civil service, business, industry and the media all recruit from our pool of students while some choose to continue their studies to PhD level, on a chosen, specialised topic, in English Language and Linguistics.

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