• The key features of this course include a theoretical grounding in research methodology and linguistic description; one-to-one tuition with expert members of staff; teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field; innovative and engaging teaching methods; access to many online resources and flexibility in course content.
• 'This course has attracted AHRC awards and is an excellent preparation for PhD
• 'The MA Literary Linguistics is one of the most prestigious programmes in the world, established for over 30 years
• This MA is convened in the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics and is among the most popular postgraduate courses of its kind in the UK.
• The MA in Literary Linguistics is available as a web-based distance learning course.
The course explores the ways in which language and literary studies can be integrated. It draws on different contemporary approaches to language and discourse from the fields of modern linguistics, cognitive science and related fields. It covers a diverse range of poetry, prose and drama, and also offers contrastive study of non-literary discourse, including spoken language.
This course can be taken over 1 year, full-time (September to September) and part-time over 2 to 3 years.
Many of the modules on this course are optional but you need to take 120 credits’ worth of modules before completing the dissertation.
If you wish to fulfill AHRC funding requirements, you may also opt to take a further 15-credit generic ‘Research Training’ module.
You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small group and individual tuition.
Most taught modules are assessed by written work of around 3,000 words or equivalent (for a 15-credit module).
Tutors provide feedback on practice exercises as preparation, and will give detailed comments on assignments. The objective is to provide you with the confidence to work as professional academics, at ease with the conventions of the discipline, and ready to tackle any area of research in literary linguistics.
In the early stages of your dissertation, your supervisor will read through and comment on draft work. The dissertation itself comprises a piece of your own research, assessed by written work of 12,000-15,000 words.
This MA is also available as a web-based distance learning course.