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Linguistics with a specialisation in Syntax

12 months
Duration
24000 GBP/year
12900 GBP/year
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About

The Linguistics with a specialisation in Syntax MA from University College London (UCL) is a research-oriented programme designed for students looking for a concentrated, advanced course in theoretical syntax, couched broadly within the Principles and Parameters approach to syntax and its offshoot: the Minimalist Program.

Overview

In this Linguistics with a specialisation in Syntax programme from University College London (UCL), students gain knowledge and understanding of current research in theoretical syntax and are prepared for independent research. 

On completion of the programme, they will be able to formulate appropriate research questions, find and evaluate relevant literature, develop and test new hypotheses, and produce cogent, structured and professionally presented reports.

Teaching and learning

The teaching and assessment of this programme is strongly research-oriented. It is delivered through a combination of lectures, small-group teaching and a virtual learning environment. 

Some modules also involve workshops or practical classes. Assessment is through take-home and unseen examination, essays, presentations, assignments and the dissertation.

Careers

Although the degree can be an end in itself, this advanced programme is an excellent preparation for independent doctoral research in syntax. Graduates from our specialised Linguistics Master's programmes  have a very strong track record of securing funded doctoral studentships at institutions and have in recent years gone on to research at MIT, Cambridge, UCL, University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Current Issues in Syntax
  • Intermediate Generative Grammar: Word Order
  • Intermediate Generative Grammar: Locality
  • Readings in Syntax
  • In addition, and in consultation with the programme director, students choose two further modules from a range of options (NB options offered may change year on year):
  • Interfaces in Syntax
  • Advanced Semantic Theory
  • Advanced Phonological Theory A
  • Semantic Theory
  • Intermediate Phonetics
  • Intermediate Phonology
  • Semantic Research Seminar

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £6,450
  • International: £12,000

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

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