UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The Linguistics MA with specialisation in Semantics is a research'oriented programme in formal semantics. The programme can prepare students for potential PhD research in semantics or overlapping disciplines, such as the syntax'semantics interface, pragmatic theory, psycholinguistics, and philosophy of language.

Course Modules

Obligatory core modules: Advanced semantic theory A and B; semantics research seminar. Non'obligatory core modules: Current issues in syntax; formal methods in philosophy; interfaces; intermediate generative grammar A and B. Optional modules: Advanced phonological theory A and B; animal communication and human language; computational methods for speech and hearing science; development of speech perception and production; experimental phonetics; intermediate phonetics and phonology A and B; neurolinguistics; phonetic theory; 2nd language speech learning; stuttering; the linguistics of sign languages; or any statistical training outside the department.

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) £9,550  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,770  Academic year. First year home fees