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Level: MA / MSc
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics English Language
Application Deadline: 22-Jun-2012
Supporting Institution: Northumbria University
Humanities
LL Issue: 23.1242
Posted: 12-Mar-2012
Support Description: The Department of Humanities at Northumbria University invites applications for
2012-13 entry to its MRes in Linguistics or English Language. The MRes is a
masters programme based around individual students' research projects. The MRes
is available as a full-time one-year or two-year part-time programme (please
note that the studentships only apply to the one year full-time route). The
Department offers a number of studentships to cover the cost of fees. These are
open to UK/EU and International students.

The MRes in Linguistics or English Language offers a natural progression for
students who have obtained a good undergraduate/BA degree in Linguistics or
English Language. The degrees offer the perfect start for students who are
looking for a career in research, teaching , other areas of the public or
private sectors , or hoping to go on to a PhD programme. On completion, students
will be well-prepared to commence work on a PhD and to finish this within
three years. We welcome candidates for the MRes in Linguistics and MRes in
English Language who have an interest in any area of the broad field of
linguistics which may include, but are not limited to:

language structure
discourse analysis
language and meaning
language acquisition
language variation
linguistic theory

The deadline for the studentship application is Friday 22 June 2012 with
interviews due to take place in the week beginning 2 July.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to the Programme Director, Professor
Regina Weinert, regina.weinert Linguist List northumbria.ac.uk
Application Mailing Address: Professor Regina Weinert
Sandyford Road
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST
United Kingdom
Application Web Address: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/studying/sasspg/mreswaiver12/?view=Standard
Contact Information: Professor Regina Weinert
regina.weinert@northumbria.ac.uk