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Master of Linguistics

  • Masters (Coursework)

This 180-point Master's degree is an advanced programme offering specialised courses in linguistic analysis and a significant research component.Master of Linguistics (MLing) students will analyse the relationship between a language and its 'social...

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$10,918 per year
International Fees
$39,000 per year

About this course

This 180-point Master's degree is an advanced programme offering specialised courses in linguistic analysis and a significant research component.Master of Linguistics (MLing) students will analyse the relationship between a language and its 'social life'. In an Aotearoa New Zealand context, this means understanding how English has developed over time, and how it continues to change as a marker of Kiwi identity, as well as understanding the relationship, both past and present, between English and te reo Māori.UC is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Linguistics (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020).

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Graduates of the Master in Linguistics will be highly trained in the theories and contemporary methodologies of Linguistics and skillful in a range of complementary analytical, critical, and linguistic skills. These will include an understanding of:

  • the internal structure of language and languages, including knowledge of phonetics, phonology, and syntax
  • the relationship between English and other languages, including te reo Māori
  • key geographical and social determinants of variation in language
  • the role of language in constructing individual and group identities
  • how language produces and reflects cultural change and difference.
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