12 months
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21980 GBP/year
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About

The Linguistics programme at SOAS University of London is a modular programme which combines the intensive study of the core areas of formal linguistics - phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics - with a choice of options in different areas of the discipline. 

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Overview

Modern linguistics is the scientific study of all aspects of the world’s languages from their sound systems and grammatical structure through to the interaction of language with culture, the study of meaning in language, and the use of language in modern technology. Linguists try to establish what types of structures are shared by different languages and the extent to which language may differ from each other.

The Linguistics programme at SOAS University of London is run on a modular basis to suit the needs of: 

  • those with a degree in linguistics who wish to pursue more regional and language-based study;
  • those with a degree in linguistics who wish to pursue more research-oriented topics before proceeding to a research degree;
  • those with little or no previous training in linguistics who wish to acquire a knowledge of the discipline;
  • those with little or no previous training in linguistics who wish to take the degree as a conversion course before; proceeding to a research degree.

The MA Linguistics is for students who would like to acquire general postgraduate-level training in formal linguistics (perhaps as preparation for further training or research). The programme can be taken full-time or part-time.

Employment

Graduates of the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics leave SOAS not only with linguistic and cultural expertise, but also with skills in written and oral communication, analysis and problem solving.

Recent School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics graduates have been hired by:

  • Africa Matters
  • Amnesty International
  • Arab British Chamber of Commerce
  • BBC World Service
  • British High Commission
  • Council for British Research in the Levant
  • Department for International Development
  • Edelman
  • Embassy of Jordan
  • Ernst & Young
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Google
  • Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Middle East Eye
  • Saïd Foundation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Study of Language
  • Research methods in linguistics 
  • Advanced Syntax 
  • Approaches to Syntax 
  • Approaches to Phonology
  • Historical Linguistics 
  • Language Documentation and Description

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21980 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10680 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10680 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

PT 2 Years/Part-time 4 Years Intensive Language only:

  • UK: £5,340
  • Overseas: £10,990
PT 3 Years:
  • UK: £3,560
  • Overseas: £7,330

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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