Ulster University - Belfast


Both the academic and the geographical context make this course unique. The course is distinctive in its breadth, offering modules in core theoretical generative linguistics, conversation, and discourse analysis.

You will develop many transferable skills including:
• Constructing and managing an argument
• Working as a team to achieve common goals
• Recognising and solving problems
• Using initiative and working independently
• Self-management with the ability to carry out personal reflection
• Time management and organisation skills

The course team has strong links with speech and language therapy, and several members are involved in research with clinical applications regarding language and communication disorders and multilingualism.

The course develops knowledge in the study of language and can lead to doctoral study in linguistics or careers in publishing and teaching. Many graduates have chosen this course as a stepping-stone towards a career in speech and language therapy.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Year one
• Theoretical Perspectives on the Phonetics and Phonology of English
• English & Comparative Syntax
• Language Acquisition
• Semantics and Pragmatics
• Spoken Discourse
• Research methods in linguistics
• Dissertation

Optional Modules
• Linguistics Interfaces
• Multilingualism
• Formal pragmatics
• Sociolinguistics

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

Entry Requirements
A successfully completed undergraduate Honours degree with a final classification of 2:2 or higher.

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").

Enrolment dates

Start Date: September 2024

Post Course Info

Career options
The programme develops students knowledge in the study of language and can hence lead to the following career options:
• PhD in Linguistics
• Publishing
• Teaching
Many of our past graduates have chosen this course as a first stepping stone towards a career in Speech and Langauge Therapy.

There are also other generic and transferable skills that the student will develop from studying a linguistics degree. They include:
• the ability to construct and manage an argument;
• working as a team to achieve common goals;
• the ability to recognise and solve problems;
• using initiative and working independently;
• self-management with the ability to carry out personal reflection;
• time management and organisation skills.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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