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See below for more information about linguistics and the focus of teaching in linguistics at UCL:
You can see a recording of the talk given by Professor Noam Chomsky when he visited us in October 2011 at http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/events/2011/10/17/noam-chomsky-on-the-poverty-of-the-stimulus/.
The programme has the following obligatory components:
(1 ECTS point = 2.5 UCL credits)
|PLING103||Semantics and Pragmatics||30|
|PLING113||Phonetics and Phonology||30|
|PLING198||Foundations of Linguistics||15|
|PLING199||Dissertation in Linguistics||
In addition, students register for a 15-credit option module in consultation with the programme director chosen from one of the following (NB not all courses are taught every year):
- PLING150 Sociolinguistics
- PLING151 Linguistics of Sign Languages
- PLING156 Language Acquisition
- PLING157 Neurolinguistics
- PLING202 Philosophy of Language
- PLING203 Pragmatics and Cognition
- PLING204 Issues in Pragmatics
- PLING210 Semantic-Pragmatic Development
- PLING207 Topics in Semantics and Pragmatics
- PLING211 Advanced Phonological Theory A
- PLING212 Current Issues in Phonology A
- PLING213 Advanced Phonological Theory B
- PLING214 Current Issues in Phonology B
- PLING218 Advanced Semantic Theory
- PLING221 Intermediate Generative Grammar A
- PLING222 Current Issues in Syntax
- PLING224 Readings in Syntax
- PLING226 Intermediate Generative Grammar B
- PLING300 Stuttering
- other suitable option courses from other departments
Students will be able
to tailor the programme to meet their personal linguistic interests
either by focusing on one particular area, or by diversifying into
other branches. For example, a student could choose to study an option
(such as language acquisition or the philosophy of language) only
indirectly related to the core areas, and to write his or her
dissertation on yet another area (for instance, sociolinguistics).
Alternatively, a student could choose to study an option taken from one
of the core areas (such as advanced syntactic theory or issues in
pragmatics), and to write his or her dissertation in a related area. As
a consequence, students may spend as much as three fifths or as little
as one fifth of their time working in one particular part of the
You can view the timetable for the current academic year at www.ucl.ac.uk/timetable. Click on "degree programme", enter "Linguistics", choose MA Linguistics, Year 1, and click on "Show Timetable". You will now see all classes for all obligatory modules for the whole year. You can clickon "Change Display" at the top left to see classes for Term 1 and Term 2 separately. You need to attend all lectures and for most lectures, you will attend one additional tutorial.
Programme Director: Dr Richard Breheny
Teaching staff (NB: staff may occasionally be absent for a term or more on research or other leave)
- Dr Klaus Abels
- Dr Richard Breheny
- Prof Robyn Carston
- Dr Bronwen Evans
- Prof John Harris
- Dr Nathan Klinedinst
- Prof Ad Neeleman
- Dr Andrew Nevins
- Dr Nausicaa Pouscoulous
- Dr Kriszta Szendroi
- Dr Hans van de Koot
- Dr Yi Xu
In addition, we can call on the support of Teaching Fellows and Postgraduate Teaching Assistants.
Click below to listen to Prof Andrew Nevins talk about "slips of the
Information on UCL Scholarships can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/scholarships/graduate/
Deadline for Applications
General information on careers open to Linguistics graduates can be found here. This study looked at undergraduate students but some of the findings are applicable to MA Linguistics graduates.
Do you accept part-time students on the MA Linguistics programme?
Yes, you can study the programme on a part-time basis over two calendar years, e.g. from September 2012 to September 2014. However, please note that classes may be scheduled between 9 am and 6 pm from Monday to Friday.
Is this programme or any of the modules available online or by distance learning?
No, students have to attend classes in person.
Do you have any Open Days?
Yes, we do have an Open Day, usually at the end of June. The next Open Days are on 27 June 2013 and on 26 June 2014. We can also arrange individual visits - please send your cv and a short personal statement regarding your interest in the MA Linguistics to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to visit before applying, please join us at our annual Chandler House Open Day. You can view the programme at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/students/prospective/open-days/ch-open-day-2013, and register to attend below:
If you are considering applying for the MA Linguistics degree programme but are unable to visit us on the Chandler House Open Day, it may be possible to arrange a guided tour of our building at other dates between mid-November and mid-July. Please contact email@example.com.
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