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Linguistics (by Research), M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) ,
This Linguistics (by Research) course from Nottingham Trent University gives you the opportunity to pursue research in the field of linguistics.  It comprises independent research, and a course designed to develop knowledge of key research skills and practices.

About

You will join a thriving postgraduate community of researchers in Linguistics, and a unique student support structure with a dedicated team of tutors and supervisors. Linguistics has a proud record of excellence in research. Our colleagues are leading authorities in their respective research specialisms. They contribute actively to the School’s research ethos, produce journal articles and books, and present at national and international conferences.

Careers and employability

At NTU we believe in providing education and research that are directly relevant and beneficial to your career. We place particular emphasis on helping students to develop transferable skills that are useful in all walks of life, such as problem-solving, analysis and confident communication. We also seek to provide an atmosphere that encourages initiative, innovation and entrepreneurship, alongside academic excellence.

This Linguistics (by Research) course from Nottingham Trent University provides excellent preparation for undertaking a PhD, and gives you the freedom and support to shape your own work in the area of linguistics.

This course does not currently offer placements however students benefit from extensive contacts in the field of linguistics offered by our academic team.

Contacts include experts in the fields of clinical linguistics, social linguistics, forensic linguistics, media discourse, gender and sexuality and languages.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophical Approaches to the Humanities
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
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  • 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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    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 ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • 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.

    Schedule IELTS

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You will need a UK honours (minimum 2.2) degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent.
  • You will also need to write a 300-word outline of your proposed research area.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part-time UK/EU: £3,500

Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/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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