LINGUIST List 15.1398

Tue May 4 2004

FYI: Masters in English Sociolinguistics, UK

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  1. Dominic Watt, Masters in English Sociolinguistics, University of Aberdeen

Message 1: Masters in English Sociolinguistics, University of Aberdeen

Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 07:53:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dominic Watt <>
Subject: Masters in English Sociolinguistics, University of Aberdeen

English Sociolinguistics
Masters degree and diploma
University of Aberdeen

This degree is aimed at students who are interested in language
variation and change: English in its historical and contemporary
contexts, English in Britain and elsewhere in the world, local,
regional, national and international varieties of the language, and
English as an international auxiliary language. It is designed to
train students wishing to proceed to PhD research, but is also useful
as a stand-alone Masters for students with a general interest in
language, or those wanting to teach.

The programme can be taken as a diploma, a stand-alone one-year or
two-year part-time Masters degree (note, however, that immigration
regulations prevent non-EU students from studying part-time), or as
the first step towards an MPhil or PhD, subject to admission to a
further degree either at Aberdeen or elsewhere.

Applicants will normally be expected to have a good first degree in
English, and prior knowledge of linguistics is also desirable.

For further details, including information on course structure, fees,
funding sources, and a downloadable application form, see the
programme webpage at

Additional particulars and application forms can also be obtained by

Dr. Carmen Llamas, Postgraduate Officer
MLitt in English Sociolinguistics
School of Language & Literature
University of Aberdeen
King's College
Old Aberdeen AB24 3UB
Scotland, UK
Tel.: +44 (0)1224 272625
Fax.: +44 (0)1224 272624

The University of Aberdeen is one of Scotland's ancient universities
and the fifth oldest in the UK, with more than five hundred years'
experience of delivering excellence in teaching and research. The
MLitt in English Sociolinguistics is designed around the expertise of
members of staff who are active researchers in the field. It provides
training in research methods and analysis, and features discussion of
current debate on varieties of English within local, regional,
national and international contexts. As elective courses on receptive
and productive skills in English language are available, and
non-native varieties of English are the focus of several elective
courses, the programme is designed to accommodate both native and
non-native speakers of English. The School of Language and Literature
offers excellent facilities for field-work training and a
state-of-the-art phonetics laboratory for data analysis.
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