MA Linguistics and Intensive Language

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MA Linguistics and Intensive Language

SOAS University of London

MA Linguistics and Language

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper-second class degree (or equivalent)

Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications usually invited

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Who is this programme for?:

The programme is run on a modular basis to suit students with little or no training in linguistics who:

  • Wish to acquire a more profound knowledge of the discipline or take the degree as a conversion course before proceeding to a research degree.
  • Are looking to gain a working knowledge of an Asian, Middle Eastern or African language.

This two-year programme is meant for students who wish to combine rigorous training in the discipline of linguistics, with the intensive study of one or more African or Asian languages. At the end of the programme students will be able to embark on professional careers in language-related fields with emphasis on the region in which the language chosen for the programme is spoken. They will also be able to undertake further study, e.g. for a research degree in linguistics.

The programme is built on the MA Linguistics and includes all parts of this programme (4 units). It may be combined with Intensive Language (Japanese), Intensive Language (Korean) and Intensive Language (Arabic). Relevant departments deliver 4 units of language study, which may include a summer abroad in a country where the language is spoken. Please click on the links to view their webpages for further information.

Structure

The MA Linguistics and Intensive Language consists of three components: core courses, optional courses and dissertation research.

Students take seven full units of taught courses and write a 10,000 word dissertation on the topic of their choice in linguistics in consultation with the supervisor. Three units are taken in the Linguistics department, and four units are taken in other SOAS departments and involve the practical study of a language at any level. Students also attend the weekly Research Training Seminar in Year 1.

Pathway A - *Currently not running*

2 units of Linguistics and 2 units of Language in year 1 and year 2

Year One

Core compulsory courses:

  • Phonology (Masters) 15PLIH041 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Syntax (Masters) 15PLIH040 (15 credits) Term 1

Core optional courses:

2 half-unit courses from the list of options available in the department, with at least one chosen from:

  • Advanced Phonology 15PLIH042 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Advanced Syntax (Masters) 15PLIH008 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Dynamic Syntax (Masters) 15PLIH031 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Advanced Syntax (Masters) 15PLIH008 (15 credits) Term 2

Two units of language courses taken from language departments. Courses to be confirmed.

Year Two

Core optional courses:

Courses to the value of 1 unit chosen from the list of options available in the Linguistics department 2 units of language courses taken from language departments. Courses to be confirmed.

  • Dissertation in Linguistics 15PLIC999 (60credits) Full Year

Pathway B

1 unit of Linguistics, 3 units of Language in Year 1; 3 units of Linguistics, 1 unit of Language in Year 2

Year One

Core compulsory courses:

  • Phonology (Masters) 15PLIH041 (15 credits) Term 1

Core optional courses:

1 half-unit course from the list of options available in the Linguistics department 3 units of language taken from language departments. Courses to be confirmed.

Year Two

  • Syntax (Masters) 15PLIH040 (15 credits) Term 1

Core optional courses:

Courses to the value of 1.5 units chosen from the list of options available in the Linguistics Department. At least one of the options must be taken from:

  • Advanced Phonology 15PLIH042 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Advanced Syntax (Masters) 15PLIH008 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Dynamic Syntax (Masters) 15PLIH031 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Advanced Syntax (Masters) 15PLIH008 (15 credits) Term 2
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 16, 2017
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