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Linguistics

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MA Linguistics introduces students to current research approaches, methods and theories in core areas of Linguistics. Students acquire fundamental skills in linguistic analysis and its effective application to a wide range of language-based phenomena. It develops critical transferable skills such as academic communication, group learning and project design. The programme nurtures essential academic values such as systematic and empirically-based investigation and critical reflection. The programme provides a flexible learning environment and encourages students to identify and pursue their own research interests. Modules apply a range of teaching and learning approaches and are taught by experienced academic staff.

Introduction to contemporary theoretical approaches to language in a variety of fields of Linguistics

Introduction to the analysis of language data in a variety of fields of Linguistics

Transferable Skills: presentation skills, critical analytical skills, project work and academic writing

Please visit our website for more information: https://www.ucd.ie/slcl/study/postgraduateprogrammes/mainlinguistics/

Who should Apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This programme is designed for students with some or no prior background in Linguistics. It aims to provide a thorough grounding in the core area of Linguistics and to introduce students to current research issues and contemporary theoretical approaches and practices. Students with a linguistics background are also encouraged to apply.

Vision & Values Statement

This programme provides a flexible learning environment in that it encourages students to identify and pursue their own research interests in relation to language through a wide range of option modules, while at the same time acquiring in-depth subject knowledge and competency as well as indispensable transferrable skills. These skills are acquired through module-based learning and significantly enhanced through work on a substantial independent research project, the minor MA thesis, during semester three.

Programme Content:
Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the scientific principles, processes and approaches that underpin linguistic reasoning, analysis and research.

Students will be able to critically analyse secondary sources, primary empirical data and existing research methods.

Students will be able to systematically apply language-based theories, approaches and research methods to a wide range of related contexts such as language learning, language documentation, language awareness, language technology, language planning

Students will be able to design coherent studies on a wide range of language-based phenomena, systematically analyze such phenomena and coherently communicate the findings.

Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use electronic research tools commonly used in linguistics.

Students will be able to •demonstrate the ability to apply key transferable skills – presentation, information gathering and assessment, group-work and academic writing skills.

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and the ability to systematically apply ethical standards in Human Subject research.

Students will be able to critically analyse secondary sources, primary empirical data and existing research methods.

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and the ability to systematically apply ethical standards in Human Subject research.

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the scientific principles, processes and approaches that underpin linguistic reasoning, analysis and research.

Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use electronic research tools commonly used in linguistics.

Students will be able to design coherent studies on a wide range of language-based phenomena, systematically analyze such phenomena and coherently communicate the findings.

Students will be able to systematically apply language-based theories, approaches and research methods to a wide range of related contexts such as language learning, language documentation, language awareness, language technology, language planning

Students will be able to •demonstrate the ability to apply key transferable skills – presentation, information gathering and assessment, group-work and academic writing skills.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Arts or Sciences normally with a minimum 2.1 or an equivalent of a UCD GPA of 3.08 (NFQ Level 8 ) or equivalent. A sample of cognate areas include Linguistics, Languages, Computational Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology and Geography.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.

Students meeting the programme's academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD's Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master's Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Duration

1 Years / 2 Years

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
Linguistics interfaces with a range of areas. It can lead to careers in:

language teaching
computer science
cognitive science
education
speech and language therapy
speech processing
artificial intelligence
publishing and media

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Máire Ní ChiosáinContact
Number:+353(0) 1 716 8302

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Phonology LING40050
Sociolinguistics LING40090
Syntax LING40110
Literature Review LING40230
MA Thesis LING40240
Corpus Linguistics LING40320

Stage 1 - Option

Human Language Technologies COMP40020
Minority Languages LING40220
Grad Language Impairment LING40250
Global English
MeaningLING40300
Intercultural Communication LING40330
Psychology of Language and Language Acquisition PSY20060
Behavioural Neuroscience PSY30050
Second Language Teaching and Learning SLL40180
Second Language Acquisition SLL40290

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MA Linguistics FT (Z028)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *
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MA Linguistics PT (Z224)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *
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* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Course fee

MA Linguistics (Z028) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7315
nonEU fee per year - € 19900

MA Linguistics (Z224) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4390
nonEU fee per year - € 9950

***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme.For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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