MA Linguistics

University of British Columbia, Canada

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About Programme

The UBC Linguistics Department has high-quality and very lively graduate programs in linguistics.

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

Full-time

  • Duration: 24 months
  • Fee national: $8,334
  • Fee international: $13,647

Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Linguists are interested in questions such as the following:

  • What are the structural properties of languages, at the level of sounds, words, sentences, and meaning?
  • To what extent are the languages of the world similar or different?
  • How is language acquired, by children and in adulthood?
  • How is it processed in the mind/brain?
  • How do people produce and perceive speech?
  • How do languages change over time?

Linguistics is a highly interdisciplinary field which combines research methods from the humanities and the social, natural, and mathematical sciences.

Applicants whose previous linguistics training was at the undergraduate level normally apply for admission to the M.A. program. Completion of the program usually takes two years, but after the first year, students interested in pursuing doctoral research can apply for a transfer directly into the second year of the Ph.D. program.

Entry requirements

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