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Studying a linguistic degree improves communication and analytical skills, and opens up careers ranging from marketing to publishing to speech and language therapy.

 

Potential employers:

• British Council

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Example careers include:

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Fun facts about Linguistics

Linguistics is everything to do with comprehending the language we use and the language we read. A few fun examples:


•  Garden path sentence: A garden path sentence is a piece of linguistic trickery (not necessarily intentional) in which a grammatical aspect of a sentence shifts partway through, throwing the poor reader, and his comprehension, off. Eg: “fat people eat accumulates,” if you haven’t read it before, then you’re likely to have parsed the beginning as “fat people.” Once you get to the word “eat,” it appears as though a grammatical mistake has been made, until you realize that the people in question are not themselves fat, but rather, “(the) fat (that) people eat accumulates.”


•  Folk etymology: Used to describe the phenomenon of a word/phrase changing into something more familiar, occurring when foreign/obscure words are changed to match what they define. Eg: “Cockroach”, comes from the Spanish “cucaracha”, folk-etymologized as a compound word combining “cock” and “roach”. Kitty-corner, coming from the obsolete “cater-corner”, Bridegroom from the Old English “bridgome,” gome was the world for “man.” 


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MPhil in European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures

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University of Cambridge

MPhil in European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures

Programme Description:

The MPhil in European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures provides you with the critical and theoretical tools to enable you to undertake in-depth study of specific aspects of European literature and culture or Latin American and Francophone contexts. The course introduces you to a broad range of critical theory concepts and allows you to write a short thesis. Students take three taught courses consisting of lectures and seminars, one of which is a core course in critical theory. During Lent term, students take two modules chosen from a range of module options. Two modules are run in conjunction with the MPhil in Latin American Studies, one of which is a module on Latin American Film. It is also possible to borrow modules from the MPhil in Screen Media and Cultures, and the MPhil in English Studies: Criticism and Culture, run by the Faculty of English. Although not all students may wish to progress to higher research, this MPhil programme is designed to prepare students for continuation to PhD work. This preparation includes the academic and research training provided by the course content itself but also advice and support with PhD applications, funding applications and the drafting of a research proposal.

Type:MPhil(Full-Time) Tuition:£32,030
Duration:9 Months Start Month: October

Application Fee: £50.00

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MPhil in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

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University of Cambridge

MPhil in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Programme Description:

In Michaelmas term, students undertake four courses in core subjects in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics as agreed with the Course Director. In addition, students attend a compulsory weekly seminar in Research Methods and write four essays which will be assessed. The courses are taught through lectures and seminars. In Lent term, students select a minimum of three seminars from several options, give an assessed oral presentation pertaining to the field of one of the options, and start working on the thesis. Students continue to attend the compulsory seminars. MPhil students normally start the programme under the supervision of the MPhil Director or appropriate pathway director, who can be called on for general advice, and they consult subject specialists inside and outside the Department as appropriate. A subject-specific supervisor is appointed in Lent term on the basis of the student's proposed thesis topic. An important feature of the programme is the opportunity to pursue an area-specific pathway through the programme, for example, in applied linguistics or the linguistics of a particular language or language family.

Type:MPhil(Full-Time) Tuition:£32,030
Duration:9 Months Start Month: October

Application Fee: £50.00

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MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

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University of Oxford

MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

Programme Description:

Applied linguistics is an interdisciplinary field which mediates between the theory of language and the practice of language learning. It is also an overarching field that includes second language acquisition (SLA) and, as such, can shed light on the teaching and learning of a second or foreign language.

Type:MSc(Full-Time) Tuition:£19,213
Duration:12 Months Start Month: October

Application Fee: £50.00

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MSt in Classical Hebrew Studies

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University of Oxford

MSt in Classical Hebrew Studies

Programme Description:

The MSt in Classical Hebrew Studies lasts for one teaching year, namely from October to June. While it is a master’s degree in its own right, and may be taken by those with no future study plans beyond that point, it is designed especially for those with a basic knowledge of Biblical Hebrew (perhaps learned as part of a Theological or Biblical Studies degree) who wish to extend and deepen their linguistic and textual competence as a preparation for research.

Type:MSt(Full-Time) Tuition:£20,488
Duration:9 Months Start Month: October

Application Fee: £50.00

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MSt in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology

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University of Oxford

MSt in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology

Programme Description:

The MSt in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology is a taught course offering a range of options for graduates seeking a higher academic qualification in language studies and wishing to specialise in General Linguistics (including Phonetics but not Applied Linguistics), in Historical and Comparative linguistics, or in the linguistics of a specific language.

Type:MSt(Full-Time) Tuition:£20,488
Duration:9 Months Start Month: October
Modules Include:

Linguistic Theory

Phonetics and Phonology

Historical and Comparative Linguistics

Experimental Phonetics

Computational Linguistics

The comparative grammar of two Indo-European languages or language-groups

The historical grammar of the languages or language-groups selected

The history of one or two languages

The structure of the language or languages selected


Application Fee: £50.00

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MSt in Japanese Studies

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University of Oxford

MSt in Japanese Studies

Programme Description:

This programme aims to recruit graduates with a good undergraduate degree in Japanese, or graduates with equivalent language skills in Japanese and knowledge about Japan. Students acquire a solid specialisation within Japanese studies, including research methods and practice.

Type:MSt(Full-Time) Tuition:£20,488
Duration:9 Months Start Month: October
Modules Include:

Linguistics

Modern Literature

Classical Literature


Application Fee: £50.00

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MSt in Modern Languages

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University of Oxford

MSt in Modern Languages

Programme Description:

The MSt in Modern Languages is designed to allow those who have a high level of attainment in a foreign language, and have studied literature to a degree level, to undertake more advanced work. The MSt in Modern Languages is suitable both for candidates wishing to proceed to a research degree and for those who wish to spend only one year at Oxford.

Type:MSt(Full-Time) Tuition:£20,488
Duration:9 Months Start Month: October

Application Fee: £50.00

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MSt in Slavonic Studies

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University of Oxford

MSt in Slavonic Studies

Programme Description:

The MSt in Slavonic Studies is designed to introduce students who already possess a good knowledge of Russian or another Slavonic language to areas of Slavonic studies that were not part of their first degree course. You are able to select from a wide range of philological, literary and historical subjects as a preparation for advanced research in this field.

Type:MSt(Full-Time) Tuition:£20,488
Duration:9 Months Start Month: October

Application Fee: £50.00

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