MA Language and Communication Research

Cardiff University, Wales

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About Programme

This programme offers knowledge and expertise to prepare for research in linguistics and language and communication, as a PhD researcher, or in professional or commercial spheres.

  • Type: On campus
  • Start: September
  • Language: English

Full-time

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Fee national: $8,793
  • Fee international: $19,471

Part-time

  • Duration: 24 months

You will receive a grounding in relevant foundational research methods and theoretical paradigms before choosing from a variety of modules that examine the use of language and visual media in professional practice, and consider how language is employed in creating our identities, in interacting with others and in the ideological construction of discourses in a range of social and institutional contexts.

The MA in Language and Communication Research is a full-time modular programme with modules taught over two semesters over a year. Stage one comprises the taught element of the programme while stage two involves a supervised dissertation of between 14,000 and 20,000 words between May and September.

You take four compulsory modules and select two further optional modules. Core modules are:

  • Foundation Module: Core Skills, Principles, and Issues Involved in Language and Communication Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Research Experience

Careers

Postgraduate study is a gateway to many careers within and beyond academia. Many overseas postgraduates return to lectureships with much enhanced career prospects. Example employers in the UK include Cardiff University, HMRC, Mencap, Poetry Wales Magazine, Teach First, and Welsh Government, with jobs that include Crime Intelligence Analyst, Creative Writing Lecturer, Librarian, Poet, Recruitment Consultant, Teacher, and Writer.

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates with degrees related to linguistics, language and communication. A First or Upper Second Class UK honours degree, or equivalent is required. Applicants with a first language other than English are expected to have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall, with 6.5 in each subscore.

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