MA in Linguistics

University of the Witwatersrand

Program Description

MA in Linguistics

University of the Witwatersrand

MA in Linguistics

The Masters degree in Linguistics (by coursework and research report) offers advanced training and application of theory in the broad field of Linguistics, focusing in particular on Historical Linguistics, Morphology/Syntax, Phonology, Psycholinguistics, and Sociolinguistics.


Full Time by coursework and research report

Benefits of the programme

Master’s students of Linguistics both gain profound theoretical training, and enter more deeply into the messy empirical world of data-gathering.

Enrolment criteria/Admission requirements

BA (Hons) in Linguistics

Career Options/Opportunities

Advanced grounding in Linguistics has been proven to be highly desirable in preparing language professionals for work in translating, interpreting, journalism, publishing, language policy planning.

Curriculum Outline/Modules taught:

  • Approved Topic in Linguistics
  • Advanced Historical Linguistics
  • Advanced Language, Gender and Sexuality
  • Advanced Morphology
  • Advanced Phonetics
  • Advanced Phonology
  • Advanced Psycholinguistics
  • Advanced Sociolinguistics
  • Advanced Syntax

Closing dates

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This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Feb. 2017
Full time
Start date Feb. 2017
South Africa Johannesburg
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