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Linguistics

Trinity College Dublin

M.Phil.
12 months
Duration
19414 EUR/year
9097 EUR/year
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About

Linguistics is the systematic study of human language. It has its roots in antiquity, though the twentieth century saw an explosion of research and the development of new theories and approaches. Linguistics has become an exciting and vigorous area of study, with strong connections to many fields including psychology, sociology, anthropology, cognitive science, computer science, and philosophy.

Overview

Language is complex, and linguistics attempts to describe and explain the full range of that complexity, especially speech sounds, the grammar of words and sentences, and how meaning relates to words, grammar and context. The M.Phil. in linguistics gives due weight to all of these, with core modules in Describing Grammar, Describing Meaning, Describing the Sounds of Languages, and Laboratory Phonetics and Phonology. A varied menu of optional modules gives students the opportunity to investigate social, psychological, historical and advanced topics in linguistic theory.

The M.Phil. in Linguistics has been running for nearly 30 years. Our students -- who are not expected to have any background in linguistics -- have in some cases come from language professions (translating, interpreting, teaching, speech and language therapy, publishing...), or direct from undergraduate degrees which include language-centred elements (English, modern languages and literature, anthropology, classics, psychology, sociology). In other cases, they have simply been people who are intrigued by language and wish to study it in a more systematic fashion. In general, the M.Phil. in Linguistics is likely to appeal to students with a talent for careful, systematic argument, and who wish to understand the mysteries of language.

Our alumni have followed various career paths including the language professions and information sciences, with many opting to pursue research at a higher level through the Ph.D., in CLCS or elsewhere. For some, Ph.D. research has led to professional academic employment.

Programme Structure

You take four obligatory ‘core’ modules:

  • Describing Grammar

  • Describing Meaning

  • Describing the Sounds of Languages

  • Laboratory Phonetics and Phonology

...and choose two from among the following menu of elective modules:

  • Language Variation and Change

  • Linguistic Typology

  • History and Globalisation of English

  • Corpus Linguistics

  • Advanced Syntactic Theory

  • Technology, Language, and Communication

  • Linguistic Pragmatics

  • Multilingualism

The modules are taught in Michaelmas and Hilary terms, and students prepare and write a 15,000-word dissertation in Trinity term and the long vacation (April-August).

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are normally required to possess a good primary degree or equivalent qualification. Previous knowledge of linguistics is not a requirement. Applicants must complete the Personal Statement section of the application form and explain their motivation in applying for their chosen course(s

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19414 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19414 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9097 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9097 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part time fee

  • National -€  5951
  • International -€11044

Funding

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