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Linguistics, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
At this Linguistics programme from University College Dublin you will develop an in-depth understanding of the structure of language, including contemporary theoretical approaches to Linguistics and the analytical methods used in research on language, and the relationship of language to society

Overview

The Linguistics programme at University College Dublin nurtures essential academic values such as systematic and empirically-based investigation and critical reflection. The programme provides a flexible learning environment and encourages students to identify and pursue their own research interests. Modules apply a range of teaching and learning approaches and are taught by experienced academic staff. 

Career

Linguistics interfaces with a range of areas. It can lead to careers in:
  • language teaching
  • computer science
  • cognitive science
  • education
  • speech and language therapy
  • speech processing
  • artificial intelligence
  • publishing  and media

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Language Technologies
  • Minority Languages
  • Grad Language Impairment
  • Global English
  • Meaning
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Psychology of Language and Language Acquisition
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Second Language Teaching and Learning
  • Second Language Acquisition

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Arts or Sciences normally with a minimum 2.1 or an equivalent of a UCD GPA of 3.08 (NFQ Level 8 ) or equivalent.  A sample of cognate areas include Linguistics, Languages, Computational Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology and Geography. 
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7315 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7315 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time:

  • EU/EEA: 4390 EUR
  • NON-EU/EEA: 9950 EUR

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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