Linguistics and English Language

Programme structure and assessment

This programme comprises two semesters of taught compulsory and optional courses, followed by a dissertation

Most courses consist of lectures and tutorials, the latter comprising lab work, paper discussion or presentations, depending on the topic of the course. Some courses feature project work that require two or more students working together to carry out an empirical study.

Coursework assessment is done through a mixture of exams and assignments including essays, critical reviews of published work, analysis of real or mock data, and mini-research projects.

For 20-credit courses, there are usually two pieces of assessment, one halfway through the semester and the other, at the end of the semester. For 10-credit courses, there is usually one piece of assessment, which is at the end of the semester.