Part time Master's Degree in Linguistics in United Kingdom

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Linguistics

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and its structure. The discipline focuses on the form, meaning, and context of languages. Linguists study the similarities and differences between languages, seeking patterns and looking for meaning in those patterns.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

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Master of Applied Linguistics

Macquarie University
Campus 1 year

The Master of Applied Linguistics covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to practitioners in a variety of professions whose work is... [+]

Master of Applied Linguistics

The Master of Applied Linguistics covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to practitioners in a variety of professions whose work is concerned with applied language study. It is internationally relevant and focuses on the development of analytic skills and understanding the complex relationship between language use and context, and research in these areas.

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Lets you study with one of the largest and most diverse Linguistics departments in Australia, which features four research centres Offers flexible study options allowing you to study on-campus, distance (online), or mixed Provides an internationally relevant and highly regarded qualification Can be combined with the Master of Translating and Interpreting ... [-]

Master in Linguistics: Language and Society

University of Amsterdam
Campus 1 year

The Master's programme Language and Society has been set up for language students of various languages and language groups (English, German, French, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish), who envisage a career in an international environment. In the programme students are prepared for such a career. [+]

Knowledge of language and analytic skills In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful. Besides a good knowledge of languages and their use in society, for many jobs well developed analytical and presentation skills are required. A Master’s study of Linguistics helps students to develop both types of skills. Students are trained in analysing corpora containing data of the language of their specialisation and in organizing and interpreting their data. Furthermore, students develop their oral and writing skills by reporting their research results in the form of presentations, papers, a research project (term paper) and a Master’s thesis. The Master's programme Language and Society has been set up for language students of various languages and language groups (English, German, French, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish), who envisage a career in an international environment. In the programme students are prepared for such a career. Since parts of the courses are offered in English, all students of Language and Society will develop their receptive and productive knowledge of English next to the target language of their specialisation. Language and Society at the UvA The Master's programme Language and Society offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks. Students specialise in one of the European languages or language families. The language (groups) that you can choose from for your specialisation are: English French German Italian Scandinavian Slavonic Spanish The programme focuses on the analysis of language, language use and variation, and language policy. It comprises courses on linguistics of the language of your specialisation (English, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish). In order to prepare students for a future in an enterprise or a non-profit organisation in an international context, they may combine courses in linguistics with an elective course from the European Studies programme and/or an internship. Degree certificate Language and Society is an accredited degree programme of Linguistics. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Linguistics and the title Master of Arts (MA). The Master's in Language and Society does not give access to a post-Master teacher training programme. Career prospects Graduates will be able to pursue a career in translation, education, publishing, journalism, media, communications, the civil service, consultancy, insurance companies, or the information technology sector. Graduates can also go on to a PhD programme at the UvA, another Dutch university or a university abroad. When pursuing an academic career, it is advisable to discuss the possibility of joining the two-year Research Master's in Linguistics at the UvA. [-]

MLitt in English Language and Linguistics

University of Stirling
Campus Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

The MLitt English Language and Linguistics offers students the opportunity to study the intricate workings of language and explore its central role in society. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Linguistics in United Kingdom. The MLitt English Language and Linguistics offers students the opportunity to study the intricate workings of language and explore its central role in society. We investigate how language works, how people use it, what people use it for, where it came from and how it changes. The range of research expertise represented by the three dedicated members of staff teaching on the course are reflected in a comprehensive suite of modules that include cognitive, sociolinguistic, historical, evolutionary, and discourse analytical topics. Course objectives Students will be expected to graduate with a knowledge of contemporary linguistic theories, including both generative and cognitive approaches to linguistic description, and the contexts in which these theories arose. They will also acquire knowledge and understanding in specialist selected areas of study (e.g. Old and Middle English, historical, social and regional varieties of English, language and cognition, discourse analysis and evolutionary linguistics), including critical understanding of research in these areas. They will be able to apply a variety of descriptive linguistic tools to language data and linguistic theories to selected specialist areas of study within English Language and Linguistics, according to their areas of interest. They will learn to plan and manage a Research Project under supervision, undertaking independent research, including keeping track of relevant developments in the chosen field(s) and being able to set them in an appropriate context; they will be able to structure and communicate ideas effectively; gather, evaluate and organise information from multiple sources; and engage with other researchers by writing, debating, and delivering oral and written presentations. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Sample of work (e.g. English Essay) is required. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Scholarships & funding University of Stirling Postgraduate Merit Scholarship The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Master's course or £1,000 for part-time study. Delivery and assessment Teaching takes place in the form of small group tutorials, occasional lectures, and sometimes lab sessions, depending on the module taken. All modules offer close and careful supervision, but students are expected to take proper responsibility for their studies. Assessment is via module coursework and the dissertation. Each module is assessed by means of one assignment, some of which may involve practical research investigations. The most significant piece of work on the course will be a 15,000-word dissertation, written during the Summer under supervision. Modes of study Face-to-face, campus-based seminars and lectures; one-to-one guidance and supervision with tutors. Online content (in the form of study resources, lecture slides, discussion boards) is available via Succeed, the University of Stirling's chosen online learning environment. Strengths The English language grouping at Stirling (and staff in the cognate discipline of English Language Teaching in the Faculty of Social Sciences) offers between them a strong and varied set of expertise in linguistic topics, from Historical Linguistics to Evolutionary Linguistics and from Discourse Analysis to Corpus Linguistics. The breadth and range of topics make this an ideal introductory Master's to the subject of Linguistics. Career opportunities Postgraduate degrees in English Language and Linguistics are much sought-after by students across the world, providing a grounding in theories and methods essential for a range of research and teaching careers in disciplines including English Studies, Education, English as a Foreign Language and English for Specific Purposes. Students with postgraduate degrees in English Language and Linguistics are prized for their excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and their ability to analyse and synthesise information rapidly and accurately. They are generally very adaptable and go on to a wide range of careers in all sectors of the economy, such as: private and public sector management and research, marketing and advertising, government administration, journalism, banking and finance, speech therapy. Former graduates from the MLitt have gone on to, for instance, Linguistics Research (in the Healthcare sector) and further study in Speech Therapy (for which a Master's in Linguistics was a prerequisite). In a recent report, graduates of English were as likely (if not more) to be in professional or managerial jobs three to three and a half years after graduation than graduates in other subjects (including science and social science subjects). Almost fifty percent of English graduates pursue further education within three years of graduating from their undergraduate degree, often as a route to a professional career, such as teaching or law. Employability Your MLitt in English Language and Linguistics will provide you with important transferable skills which you will be able to make use of throughout your career. Our course will help you develop your oral and written communication skills so that you can engage in confident and informed debate with a range of audiences. You will be able to design, plan and manage your own independent research projects; you will develop your skills in collecting, analysing and interpreting information, and will be able to structure, contextualise and communicate your ideas and findings effectively. You will play an active part in our regular Language Research Group meetings, which discuss articles on important and controversial linguistic topics. You will have the opportunity to introduce articles of your choice to the group and will develop important skills in leading and managing open-ended discussions. Skills you can develop through this course An MLitt in English Language and Linguistics is acknowledged by potential employers as providing important skills, such as motivation, intelligence and the ability to meet deadlines. Although English is not a specifically vocational degree it offers a number of important transferable skills, such as the ability to write clearly, effectively, accurately and persuasively. Seminar discussion and oral presentations (required by many of our modules) help to develop your spoken communication skills. The critical and reflexive study of a variety of texts (literary and non-literary) teaches you how to analyse and interpret complex information and to apply abstract concepts and theories. Our criteria for assessment also require students to be able to synthesise conclusions, to assimilate existing research and to construct and defend an argument clearly and cogently. Throughout their degrees, our students are also trained to use library and bibliographic resources effectively and appropriately, to reference accurately, and to present their work professionally. All of these skills are essential to many kinds of work, which is why so many employers recognise the value of a MLitt in English Language and Linguistics. [-]

Masters in English Linguistics

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Online Part time 2 - 7  August 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This flexible distance-learning course will provide you with an overview of the field of descriptive English linguistics, incorporating both synchronic and diachronic perspectives and covering a wide range of linguistic methods and approaches. The course will enable you to reflect critically on issues in the study of language and undertake independent research in the field. It will provide you with analytical skills which are necessary for the teaching of English and are also relevant in a wide range of other employment contexts. The course has been going strong for 20 years and was taught by distance from the outset. It continues to evolve and is now delivered via the Moodle virtual learning environment, with online study materials to guide you through the topics covered and provide links to other resources. You will also need to use textbooks, and a full reading list is provided with each module syllabus. You will have regular contact with your module tutor by email, telephone, fax or post, or even in person if appropriate. An online discussion forum is available so that you can contact other students if you wish. In addition, we offer periodic seminar talks where you can meet the course team and other students. All distance learning students have the use of the facilities of the University’s library, including off-campus access to electronic databases and e-books. For students in the UK, the library operates a postal loan Key Facts You will be fully supported throughout the course by a tutor assigned to you when you begin each module. The course is taught by some of the leading authorities in the field. We pride ourselves on the level of support we offer and have often been praised for the quality and promptness of our responses. Each module takes around 200 hours to complete (including the assignments). Although this is described as a 'part-time' course, you decide how much time to devote to your studies and you can study full-time if you wish. You have up to 8 months to complete a module, but it is possible to do so in around 4-5 months with 10-12 study hours each week. On this basis, the PG Diploma could be completed in 2-3 years. The maximum registration period is 7 years. [+]

Entry Requirements

You would normally have a UK or internationally recognised honours degree, or its equivalent, in any relevant subject. An alternative would be an ordinary degree/teaching certificate and two to three years' teaching experience. For anyone who has studied at undergraduate level in a non-English-speaking country, we also require an English Language qualification equivalent to a British Council IELTS score of 7.0.

 

Employability

Our close links with business and the professions mean that our courses are always relevant, up-to-date and meet the exact needs of the current marketplace. Wherever possible, we involve employers in planning the curriculum, while many of our lecturers come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring they are up to speed with the latest developments. Employability will be an integral outcome of your studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus 12 months

If you would like to specialise further in Spanish literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes: [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in Spanish literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in Spanish linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Scandinavian Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus 12 months

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Scandinavian Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in Scandinavian literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in Scandinavian linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Italian Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus 12 months

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Italian Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in Italian literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in Italian linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in German Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus 12 months

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in German Literature and Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in German literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in German linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in French Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus 12 months

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master's in French Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in French literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in French linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Slavonic Languages and Cultures

University of Amsterdam
Campus 1 year

The one-year Master's programme in Slavonic Languages and Cultures offers a unique combination of specialised and general courses covering a wide range of topics from four major Slavonic... [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Slavonic Languages and Cultures

 

The one-year Master's programme in Slavonic Languages and Cultures offers a unique combination of specialised and general courses covering a wide range of topics from four major Slavonic traditions: the Russian, Czech, Polish and Serbian/Croatian. The professors and lecturers are all well‑known specialists.

 

 

Studying Slavonic Languages and Cultures at the University of Amsterdam

Slavonic Languages and Cultures at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has a long-standing tradition in both literary scholarship and linguistics. The programme has also produced a number of well‑known literary translators and lexicographers.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in English Language and Culture: English Language

University of Amsterdam
Campus 1 year

English Language is a track of the MA in English Language and Culture. This master’s programme has been legally accredited by the Dutch government. The University of Amsterdam's (UvA) English Department ... [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in English Language and Culture, track English Language

In the past, most of the attention within 'English language and linguistics' went to the philological (or diachronic) aspects of language (which are fascinating in a language dating from the early Middle Ages and which has changed so much).However today, the focus has shifted toward synchronic data on linguistic variation and the socio-cultural circumstances under which language is used. Special attention is given to theoretical models explaining how we learn and use language and what causes it to change.

 

 

Studying English Language at the University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam's (UvA) English Department maintains a balanced approach to English literature and linguistics. New staff members are appointed with a view to enhancing our range of intellectual capability rather than that of our theoretical conformity. This inevitably results in lively classes (and staff meetings) and a stimulating intellectual environment. Master's level courses explore the space beyond formal and disciplinary boundaries, together with the overlap between not only various methodologies, theories, historical periods and social spaces but also between language and literature.... [-]


Master of Applied Linguistics

University of Newcastle
Campus or Online 1 year

The Master of Applied Linguistics program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers... [+]

Master of Applied Linguistics

The Master of Applied Linguistics program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers of English as a second or foreign language, or more generally to further their understanding of the way in which language affects and is affected by the social and cultural environment. The program combines theoretical perspectives with empirical studies and practical applications, and provides the opportunity for practical experience of classroom and individual teaching.... [-]


Master in Scandinavian Studies

University of Aberdeen
Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Centre for Scandinavian Studies was launched at the University of Aberdeen in 2007 and is an interdisciplinary research institution, crossing discipline, School and College boundaries. The Centre’s aims are to: Initiate research on aspects on Scandinavian language, history and culture Create a ‘Research School’ in Scandinavian ... [+]

Master in Scandinavian Studies

Research Degrees: MLitt by Research, MPhil, PhD

Background

The Centre for Scandinavian Studies was launched at the University of Aberdeen in 2007 and is an interdisciplinary research institution, crossing discipline, School and College boundaries. The Centre’s aims are to: Initiate research on aspects on Scandinavian language, history and culture Create a ‘Research School’ in Scandinavian Studies for Postgraduates, where the MLitt and PhD students will participate in the activities at the Centre on a daily basis Run several MLitt (Master) programmes Run a Scandinavian Studies Seminar Series Participate, promote and enhance different projects, networks, conferences and interests related to Scandinavia.... [-]


Master in Hispanic Studies

University of Aberdeen
Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

Hispanic Studies, which is part of the School of Language & Literature, has a highly distinguished record of research and publication in Spanish and Latin American studies. Lately, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the interests of staff have been increasingly directed to the modern period. [+]

Master in Hispanic Studies

Research Degrees: MLitt, MPhil, PhD

Background

Hispanic Studies, which is part of the School of Language & Literature, has a highly distinguished record of research and publication in Spanish and Latin American studies. Lately, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the interests of staff have been increasingly directed to the modern period.

Hispanic Studies provides a stimulating and supportive research environment. It offers a wide range of specialisation for postgraduate research, leading to the degree of MLitt and PhD. All full-time staff are active in research, prominent areas including 19th and 20th century Spanish narrative; modern Latin American studies; Basque Studies; Mexican history, culture and anthropology; historicist approaches to literature; and psychoanalytic literary theory.... [-]


Master in German

University of Aberdeen
Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Department is part of the School of Language & Literature. It provides supervision for research leading to the degrees of MLitt, MPhil and PhD, within a thriving research atmosphere at both Departmental and College level. [+]

Master in German

Research Degrees: MLitt, MPhil, PhD

Background

The Department is part of the School of Language & Literature. It provides supervision for research leading to the degrees of MLitt, MPhil and PhD, within a thriving research atmosphere at both Departmental and College level.

An induction course on undertaking research in the Humanities is held at the beginning of each academic year.

We welcome interdisciplinary research involving more than one department: recent postgraduates have, for example, worked on topics combining German with Film and Visual Culture, Politics and Sociology.

Members of the department are involved in the college-wide interdisciplinary research project Translating Cultures Translating Cultures (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/translating-cultures/)... [-]