This programme targets persons wanting to pursuing higher degrees in any of the major sub-disciplines of Linguistics. Students taking the MA degree may transfer to the MPhil degree upon successful completion of the coursework with an average of 60%.

All students without a higher degree are required to pursue a core of coursework to expand and strengthen disciplinary knowledge acquired at the undergraduate level. Required courses are:

LING 6005 Development of Theoretical Linguistics
LING 6701 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Admission to the programme will be determined by availability and deployment of supervisors. Candidates will be equipped with the necessary theoretical knowledge to conduct advanced research into issues of a specific sub-discipline or combination of sub-disciplines within Linguistics (e.g., Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Creole Linguistics). The thesis will normally be 40,000 to 50,000 words.

Find out more about research in progress and the titles of some completed postgraduate (MPhil and PhD) theses in Linguistics, and research areas, needs and ideas.

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