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MA Linguistics with a specialisation in Syntax

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
18460 GBP
National
9550 GBP
EU
75 GBP

Application fee

International 75 GBP
National 75 GBP
EU 75 GBP
Department
Brain Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

The Linguistics with specialisation in Syntax MA is a research-oriented programme designed for students looking for a concentrated, advanced course in theoretical syntax, couched broadly within the Principles and Parameters approach to syntax and its offshoot, the Minimalist Program.

  • The Division of Psychology & Language Sciences undertakes world-leading research and teaching in linguistics, language, mind, and behaviour. More specifically, UCL Linguistics is one of the leading departments for research in theoretical linguistics in the UK and its staff includes world leaders in theoretical syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonology, and experimental linguistics.
  • Our work attracts staff and students from around the world. Together they create an outstanding and vibrant environment, taking advantage of cutting-edge resources such as a behavioural neuroscience laboratory, a centre for brain imaging, and extensive laboratories for research in speech and language, perception, cognition, and communication.
  • Student / staff ratios › 304 staff including 129 postdocs › 741 taught students › 439 research students

 

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Eligibility Criteria

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

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Course Modules

Pathway Modules

  • Students choose three from the list below:
  • Current Issues in Syntax
  • Intermediate Generative Grammar A
  • Intermediate Generative Grammar B
  • Readings in Syntax
  • In conjunction with the Programme Co-ordinator, students select two from a list which includes the following.
  • Interfaces
  • Morphology
  • Advanced Phonological Theory
  • Topics in Semantics and Pragmatics

Options

  • A further three modules are selected, either from the list of non-obligatory core modules above or from the list of optional modules below:
  • Advanced Phonological Theory
  • Advanced Semantic Theory
  • Linguistics of Sign Languages
  • Animal Communication and Human Language
  • Issues in Pragmatics
  • Language Acquisition
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Phonetic Theory
  • Pragmatic Theory
  • Semantic Pragmatic Development
  • Topics in Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Stuttering
  • Any statistical training outside the department

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words.

Teaching and Learning
The teaching and assessment of this programme is strongly research-oriented. It is delivered through a combination of lectures, small-group teaching and a virtual learning environment. Some modules also involve workshops or practical classes. Assessment is through take-home and unseen examination, essays, presentations, assignments and the dissertation.

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How to Apply

You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.

Applications must be supported by:

  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

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