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 Maori.
UC is ranked 92nd in the world for Linguistics (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).
A student for this degree needs to have either:
In addition, all students must be approved by the Head of Department of Linguistics and the Dean of Arts (Academic).
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Linguistics or use the admission requirements checker.How to apply
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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: