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MA in Linguistics

The MA Programme in Linguistics builds on the Linguistics Department's top-ranking performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework and a thriving undergraduate programme.


Why study Linguistics at QMUL?

The MA in Linguistics offers advanced training in core areas of linguistics. The programme structure permits optional specialisation in the areas of formal linguistics or sociolinguistics, but also supports interdisciplinary interests. The degree additionally offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience in conducting and applying linguistics research. In addition to their dissertations, students can take our unique Research Practicum option, in which they undertake a research partnership either with a member of staff on an ongoing research project or with one of our private or public sector partners (in 2011-12, these included the British Library, the British Museum, and the BBC Pronunciation Unit). 

What our students say 

"There was a good mix of academic instruction as well as hands on experience which included fieldwork and learning new research and analytic methods, and I feel that through this I was able to acquire useful long-term skills and experience." -- Kyle Helke, 2012

Linguistics MA students 2017-18

Further information

We accept applications throughout the year, and until the end of August for a September start of the same calendar year. To apply, visit: MA Linguistics

For details of the structure of the programme, see modules

For anything else, contact our MA convenor:

Dr Hazel Pearson
MA Convenor in Linguistics

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