UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The course aims to give students a thorough grounding in modern theoretical linguistics. Students gain a basic understanding of the three core areas of linguistics: phonetics and phonology; syntax; and semantics and pragmatics, and are then able to tailor the programme to meet their personal linguistic interests.

Course Modules

Core modules: syntax; semantics and pragmatics; phonetics and phonology; foundations of linguistics. Students choose one option module from a selection that includes the following: advanced phonological theory; advanced semantic theory; current issues in syntax; intermediate generative grammar; issues in pragmatics; language acquisition; philosophy of language; linguistics of sign language; morphology; neurolinguistics; readings in syntax; semantic'pragmatic development; sociolinguistics; stuttering.

Course Additional Entry

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,460  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,550  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,770  Academic year. First year home fees