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MA Sociolinguistics
MA Sociolinguistics

MA Sociolinguistics

  • ID:UY440394
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate degree 2:1 or equivalent

English Requirements

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS, 7.0, minimum 6.5 in each component

  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, 185, minimum 176 in each component

  • Duolingo, 120, minimum 110 in all other components

  • LanguageCert, C1 Expert High Pass with 33/50 in each component

  • PTE Academic, 67, minimum 61 in each component

  • TOEFL, 96, minimum 23 in each component

  • Trinity ISE III, Distinction in all components

Course Information

Explore the social aspects of language and communication. Consider the roles of society, social class and gender in the context of a speech community. Investigate social motivations for language change.

Our course will provide you with a detailed foundation in the key theories and questions in sociolinguistics, while giving you practical training in the techniques, methodologies, and quantitative analysis methods associated with this field.

You’ll analyse the ways in which social factors affect language, and investigate the social, geographical and stylistic differences in spoken language. You'll have the opportunity to develop your interest in areas including language change, language and gender, attitudes to language, language planning, bilingualism and sociophonetics. You will be able to study contemporary and historical data.

With world-class tutors you'll gain up-to-date knowledge of the field, and be introduced to research questions and methodologies. You'll also have the opportunity to conduct original research in sociolinguistics, and apply your skills and knowledge to linguistic data.

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You will take core modules which may include:

  • Language Variation and Change 

  • Phonetics and Phonology 

  • Syntax 

  • Sociophonetics 

  • Topics in Language Variation and Change 

  • Quantitative Methods 

You will take a Research Training module:

  • Research Training Seminar

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Bilingual account representative

  • Teacher of languages

  • Linguist

  • Translator

  • Marketing executive

  • Content developer

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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