Master of Linguistics
The Aim and Objectives of the Program
In studying languages, the linguist's aim is to build a theory of language in order to explain how languages originated, how they have evolved, in what form they exist in the human brain, how languages change over time and space, and how they are used to communicate information and feelings. Such a theory comes with an in-depth understanding of the structure of language based on empirical investigations of languages.
The aim of the MA Linguistics program is to foster scholarship and research in the linguistics discipline, both for students who are planning on continuing with a Ph.D. program in linguistics and for those who will be seeking professional work in a range of fields for which a background in linguistics is required. Students will be exposed to the fundamental concepts in the field and be provided with a solid foundation in linguistic analysis.
Specific objectives of the program are
i) To help students acquire a strong understanding of concepts, current issues and research methods in the core areas of linguistics.
ii) To develop specialized knowledge of theory and practice in targeted areas of linguistics.
iii) To develop an ability among the students to apply their knowledge professional and practical tasks in Linguistics.
iv) To provide an opportunity for new ideas in linguistics to be explored and discussed.
v) To provide training at a postgraduate level to students who wish to do independent research in linguistics.
i) Applicants to the MA Linguistics program must hold an upper second class in the Bachelor's degree with a specialization in linguistics or language studies from a recognized and accredited university.
ii) Holders of Bachelor of Arts Degree with specialization in linguistics or languages who have a lower second class with a minimum of three years work experience.