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About

The M.A. in English Linguistics at Birmingham City University is a flexible distance-learning programme. You can work at your own pace fitting your study around work and other commitments. The English Linguistics (Distance Learning) - MA is provided by Birmingham City University.

Overview

What's covered in the course?

This programme will enable you to develop advanced analytical skills and in-depth linguistic knowledge, and to gain experience as an independent researcher.

It begins with the Language Description module, designed to give you confidence in working with the essential building blocks of linguistic analysis: grammar, morphology, and phonology. You’ll then study Data, Theory & Method, covering topics such as hypothesis testing, the role of linguistic theory, data collection, academic referencing and research ethics. There are optional modules too, covering topics such as sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, spoken discourse analysis, and the history of the English language. In choosing three of these modules you can tailor your studies to your individual interests and career aspirations. The final dissertation is a piece of original research on a topic of your choice.The English Linguistics (Distance Learning) - MA is provided by Birmingham City University.

One of our key strengths is that the programme is taught by leading authorities on the subjects covered. Our teaching staff are active researchers who, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, publish world-leading journal articles, chapters and books. This research feeds directly into the MA learning materials.

Enhancing your employability skills

Although the programme is not designed to train students for a specific career, you will develop knowledge and practical skills that will enhance your employability and help you to progress in a wide range of careers. The key transferable skills you will gain on the MA programme are as follows:

  • communicating in writing in a fluent, concise and precise manner; constructing substantial pieces of prose using appropriate register and style.
  • abstracting and synthesising information; collecting, analysing and manipulating data of diverse kinds.
  • recognising problems and developing problem-solving strategies, and evaluating their effectiveness.
  • working independently; demonstrating initiative and self-motivation; having effective organisational skills and time management.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Language Description
  • Data, Theory and Method in Linguistics
  • Analysis of Spoken Discourse
  • A History of the English Language
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • 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

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    800 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 GBP per module during 24 months.
  • National

    800 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 GBP per module during 24 months.

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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