What Will You Study
This MA is an innovative programme specifically designed to give you the competence to undertake empirical work in discourse studies by drawing on both linguistic and social theory. The MA enables you to explore discourse in areas such as politics, business and media, whilst developing skills in a range of analytical methods. Support for your studies is provided by the non-credit Postgraduate Academic Study Skills module which runs in terms 1, 2 and 3.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Introduction to Discourse Studies
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language
- Postgraduate Academic Study Skills
- Corpus Linguistics
- English Grammar: A Cognitive Approach
- Language, Literacies and Digital Communication
- Principles of Language Teaching
- Second Language Acquisition
- Using Corpora in Language Teaching
- Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences
- Content-Based Approaches to Language Education
- Curriculum Design in Language Education
- Forensic Linguistics
- Language Test Construction and Evaluation
- Experimental Approaches to Language and Cognition
- Cognitive Linguistics
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Director of Studies: Dr Chris Hart
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
Entry requirements: A good second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area.
IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in listening and speaking and at least 6.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent.
Assessment: Coursework and dissertation.
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Further information: www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/masters/discoursestudies
- Applied Linguistics (by thesis and coursework) : PhD
- Applied Linguistics and TESOL : MA
- English Language (by Distance) : MA
- English Language and Literary Studies : MA
- Language and Linguistics : MA
- Language Testing (by Distance) : MA
- Linguistics (by Research only) : PhD
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (by Distance) : MA
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For new students entering in 2016-17 we guarantee that your taught course tuition fees will not rise by more than 4% per annum over the standard time required to complete your scheme of study.
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