Master of Linguistics

Master of Linguistics

Advanced certificate
12 months
Application deadlines: October 31
Intakes: February
International tuition: AED 39,000
Domestic tuition: AED 10,918

Program overview

This 180-point Master’s degree is an advanced programme offering specialised courses in linguistic analysis and a significant research component. Master of Linguistics (MLing) students will analyse the relationship between a language and its 'social life'. In an Aotearoa New Zealand context, this means understanding how English has developed over time, and how it continues to change as a marker of Kiwi identity, as well as understanding the relationship, both past and present, between English and te reo Māori. Students can choose from either 90 points from 400 or 600-level Linguistics courses (excluding LING 400 and LING 480), or 60 points from 400 or 600-level Linguistics courses and another 30 points from the list of elective courses. The MLing is a 180-point programme that consists of: a compulsory thesis, worth 90 points. 90 points of courses from 400 or 600-level Linguistics and/or elective courses from the schedule.

Requirements

A student for this degree needs to have either: a bachelor’s degree with a major in Linguistics, with at least a B+ Grade Point Average in 60 points in Linguistics at 300-level; or any bachelor’s degree, and a Graduate Diploma in Arts in Linguistics, with at least a B+ Grade Point Average in 60 points in Linguistics at 300-level; or a bachelor’s degree with a major in Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Computer Science, a language, or a different major approved by the Head of Department of Linguistics, with at least a B+ Grade Point Average in 60 points of 300-level courses in the majoring subject, and achieved at least a B+ in LING 400 English Structures (a distance-learning course which runs over the summer); or been admitted Ad Eundem Statum (with equivalent standing). English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Master in Linguistics will be highly trained in the theories and contemporary methodologies of Linguistics and skillful in a range of complementary analytical, critical, and linguistic skills. These will include an understanding of: the internal structure of language and languages, including knowledge of phonetics, phonology, and syntax the relationship between English and other languages, including te reo Māori key geographical and social determinants of variation in language the role of language in constructing individual and group identities how language produces and reflects cultural change and difference.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand

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