This Forensic Linguistics programme offered at the Aston University is designed for students of linguistics and aims to improve students’ linguistic skills and understanding such that they can apply them to forensic texts and contexts. There is a strong ethos throughout this programme that forensic linguistics is an application of linguistics and thus students study and improve their knowledge and abilities in the linguistic analysis of spoken and written language.
Alongside the linguistics modules students then learn about the legal and forensic contexts and how linguists have developed understandings and critiques of the language of the law and how linguists analyse language to provide evidence in a variety of legal contexts. To complete the programme students complete a short practical project or placement and then research for a dissertation.
The course is for students interested in a career in research in this important and growing area, or those whose existing careers would be advanced by specialised training. The course is also an excellent foundation for studies at PhD level.
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- Linguistics in legal contexts
- Analysing discourse
- Forensic inference and statistics, and research methodology
- Practical applications in linguistics
- Introduction to forensic speech science
- Language as Evidence
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Criminal Law Linguistics View 543 other Masters in Language Studies in United Kingdom
2:1 degree in English Language, Linguistics, or a related subject. Please note that transcripts must indicate some studies of linguistics. Interest in languages / TESOL alone unlikely to be enough: needs to show some interest in FL specifically. (If in any doubt please check.). GCSE Maths at C or above
International17350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17350 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9450 GBP per year during 12 months.
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