University of Kent: Linguistics

InstitutionUniversity of Kent View institution profile
Department School of European Culture and Languages
Web www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate
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Summary

The MA in Linguistics at Kent offers an excellent opportunity to explore the broad spectrum of linguistics and its sub-disciplines.

The programme is designed for graduates with a background in language and related areas (for example, English, Modern or Classical Languages, Linguistics, Psychology, Anthropology), looking to explore the theory and methodology of linguistics in-depth, from the study of sound (phonetics and phonology) to the study of words (morphology), sentences (syntax) and meaning (semantics and pragmatics). It draws upon the considerable expertise of staff in the Department of English Language & Linguistics.

Students choose four modules each in the Autumn and Spring terms, including core modules on Sounds, Structure, and Meaning, supplemented with options on, for example, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, language learning and teaching, sociolinguistics and stylistics, , which allow studentsto develop areas of interest, and engage with aspects of their chosen discipline which are informed by the latest research and scholarship. They then complete a research dissertation of up to 15,000 words over the summer.

The programme is ideal for those with a keen interest in language in the broadest sense, and a willingness to explore theories of language critically. The programme also offers a smooth transition to doctoral work for those who wish to pursue their studies further.

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University of Kent

 

The University of Kent is the UK’s European university.  As a top 20 research institution we have a dynamic and challenging academic environment underpinned by an international perspective and a global community.

Postgraduate programmes

Kent is known for the interdisciplinary nature of its programmes and research.  We offer a range of taught and research degrees and short courses, across the arts and humanities, social sciences, health, science and technology.  We are the only university to have specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Rome and Athens as well as the UK.

£12m postgraduate scholarship fund
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