Degree Programme Specification 2020/2021
Honours in Linguistics and Social Anthropology
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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)|
|Programme title:||Linguistics and Social Anthropology|
|Relevant QAA subject benchmarking group(s):||
|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.
Assessment - The modes of assessment used are diverse, reflecting the range of intellectual skills acquired. They range from timed tests, take-home assignments, lab work, and library work to degree exams. As students progress through the programme, their assessment usually shifts to more student-centred modes in keeping with the emphasis on their own self-development.
Progression Requirements – Students are normally expected to have gained 120 credits at the end of each year.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. Students who successfully complete the B.A. in AHSS can apply to take an M.A. in Linguistics or Social Anthropology after two additional years of study.
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.