Degree Programme Specification 2019/2020
MA Honours in Linguistics and English Language
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|Awarding institution:||The University of Edinburgh|
|Teaching institution:||The University of Edinburgh|
|Programme accredited by:||n/a|
|Final award:||MA (Hons)|
Linguistics and English Language
|Relevant QAA subject benchmarking group(s):||Linguistics and English|
|Postholder with overall responsibility for QA:||Head of School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences|
|Date of production/revision:||April 2011|
|Further Information:||View the prospectus entry for this programme|
Programme structure and features
Full details of the degree programme and structure can be seen at <http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk>
Courses are taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials. Optional courses in Years 3 and 4 are taught through seminars.
Progression Requirements – Progress from second to third year absolutely requires passes in all six courses taken in the first two years, and normally with a pass of at least 50% in English Language 2 at the first attempt.Alternative Exit Points – students who do not progress into Honours may graduate after three years of full-time study, or a longer prescribed period of part-time study, with a B.A. in Humanities and Social Science.
Teaching and learning workload
You will learn through a mixture of scheduled teaching and independent study. Some programmes also offer work placements.
At Edinburgh we use a range of teaching and learning methods including lectures, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions, technical workshops and studio critiques.
The typical workload for a student on this programme is outlined in the table below, however the actual time you spend on each type of activity will depend on what courses you choose to study.
Assessment method balance
You will be assessed through a variety of methods. These might include written or practical exams or coursework such as essays, projects, group work or presentations.
The typical assessment methods for a student on this programme are outlined below, however the balance between written exams, practical exams and coursework will vary depending on what courses you choose to study.
All students are assigned a Director of Studies on admission to the degree programme.
Student support services include a PPLS dedicated Student Support Officer, the Advice Place (run by the Students’ Association), the Student Counselling Service, Chaplaincy Centre, the Disability Office, Accommodation Services, International Office, Student Employment Service and the University Careers Service
The subject area participates in programmes which can permit a student to study abroad as part of the four-year degree programme through its Erasmus partners; the University has further exchange schemes which our students participate in
English Language and Linguistics have very proactive student society ( LangSoc) that attracts a range of high profile speakers
More information about the subject area can be found at http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk