The Theoretical and Applied Linguistics is offered by the University of Cambridge aims:
- to provide students with necessary background in linguistic theory and related topics at intermediate and advanced level using a range of approaches and methodologies;
- to give students the opportunity to acquire expertise in their specific research interests in part by offering the opportunity of specialisation through pathways in the linguistics of particular languages (eg English, Romance, Celtic etc.), or areas such as applied linguistics;
- to provide foundations for continuation to PhD research;
- to offer the opportunity to participate in research culture within and beyond the Faculty, by attending and contributing to graduate seminars and reading groups; and
- to develop the research skills required to conduct independent research such as:
- formulating a realistic research proposal, with suitably delineated aims, objectives, methods, scope and expected outcome;
- preparing written work based on the proposal;
- selecting and mastering suitable research methods;
- collecting relevant bibliography;
- using computer databases and corpora;
- using relevant software, including statistical packages where appropriate; and
- presenting well-argued academic material to the wider research community.
By the end of the programme students will have developed:
- a deeper knowledge and understanding of linguistic theories and problems addressed in cutting-edge research in theoretical and applied linguistics and related areas;
- the skill of critically assessing current research and methods in theoretical and applied linguistics and related areas;
- the methodological and other technical skills necessary for research in their chosen area;
- improved presentation skills through presenting their research in progress; and
- the skills and confidence to engage in scholarly debate.
- Formal syntax
- Phonological theory
- Experimenting with meaning
- Experimental phonetics and phonology
- Diachronic syntax and syntactic variation
- French linguistics
- Semantics, pragmatics and philosophy
- Psychological processes
- Computational linguistics
- Language acquisition and multilingualism
- 9 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Linguistics View 375 other Masters in Linguistics in United Kingdom
- Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.
- Two academic references
- Evidence of competence in English
- Sample of work (1)
International28893 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28893 GBP per year during 9 months.
National12525 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12525 GBP per year during 9 months.
Living costs for Cambridge
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.