Language and Linguistics, University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield the United Kingdom

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About Language and Linguistics at University of Sheffield

Designed for students who wish to undertake advanced study or conduct research in language and linguistics and for those wanting to develop their careers in these fields or prepare for PhD study, this programme offers both flexibility and choice in mind. You are able to follow different routes through the course that allow you to focus on specific areas of language and linguistics.

We offer specialisms in social and historical approaches to language and linguistics in which you can investigate complex real-world language problems in different cultural contexts and time periods. You'll also have the option to examine structural and theoretical linguistics, exploring the foundational mental structures and processes underlying language. You can also study literary linguistics and examine a range of approaches including cognitive poetics, corpus stylistics and narratology.

On this course you can choose to study modules relating to other fields, such as TESOL and applied linguistics, giving you the opportunity to study current issues in the field of applied linguistics, as well as look into advances in TESOL research, such as vocabulary acquisition, textbook design, and academic writing strategies.

As your understanding of theory develops, you'll learn tools and techniques to analyse language and understand how to carry out research projects. This degree programme has a work placement option, which could support you to develop skills in marketing, archiving, teaching or publishing.

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  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
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Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in linguistics, English language and/or literature, or a modern language.\n\n\nYour previous degree should have included study in at least one of these four main research areas:

Please contact us if you would like any further details on these subject areas.

We also consider a wide range of international qualifications:

Entry requirements for international students

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

If you're an international student who does not meet the entry requirements for this course, you have the opportunity to apply for a pre-masters programme in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Sheffield International College. This course is designed to develop your English language and academic skills. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at the University of Sheffield.

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