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MA in Digital Language and Literacies
Program Homepage: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/masters/digital-language-literacies.htm
Institution: Lancaster University
Address: Department of Linguistics and English Language
Lancaster University
City: Lancaster
Zip/Postal Code: LA1 4YD
State/Province: Lancashire
Country: United Kingdom
Application Deadline: none
Contact Person: Marjorie Wood , Mrs

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Phone: +44 (0)1524 593028
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Other Program Specialties: Digital literacies
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: This exciting MA scheme, launched in October 2012, offers postgraduate students a valuable qualification in Digital Language and Literacies. The course builds on Lancaster University's distinctive expertise in the area, offering an internationally known perspective on New Literacies. It is taught in the Department of Linguistics and English Language including Lancaster University's renowned Literacy Research Centre. Academic staff include Professor David Barton, Dr. Julia Gillen, Dr. Uta Papen, Dr. Diane Potts and Dr. Karin Tusting. Internationally known experts in other areas of the Department contribute teaching to the MA scheme overall.

The course makes use of innovative tools and online environments to examine digital language and literacies. Students engage in a variety of activities, including lectures, seminars, group and individual activities, benefiting from face-to-face as well as online interactions. Skills developed include communication, collaboration and problem-solving, as well as the more established academic practices of researching new issues and critical reflection on theory and method. Students on our MA courses come from a diverse range of backgrounds; they join a lively and enthusiastic group working in a stimulating environment.
Available Financial Aid: See http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/masters/funding.htm for details of scholarships
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