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Forensic Linguistics

Aston University

12 months
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17350 GBP/year
9450 GBP/year
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About

On this Forensic Linguistics programme offered at the Aston University, alongside linguistics modules, students will learn about the legal and forensic contexts. You will explore how linguists have developed understandings and critiques of the language of the law and methods of analysis to provide evidence in a variety of legal contexts

Overview

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.

Career Prospects

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applicants who require a visa to study in the UK are advised to apply as early as possible.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
63
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
93

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
63
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
93

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17350 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9450 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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