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This 180-point master’s degree is an advanced programme offering specialised courses in linguistic analysis and a significant research component. Master of Linguistics (MLing) students will analyse the relationship between a language and its 'social life'. In a New Zealand context, this means understanding how English has developed over time, and how it continues to change as a marker of NZ identity, as well as understanding the relationship, both past and present, between English and Te Reo Maori.
How do I plan my degree?
The MLing is a 180-point programme that consists of:
Subjects and courses
Students can choose from either 90 points from 400 or 600-level Linguistics courses (excluding LING 400 and LING 480), or 60 points from 400 or 600-level Linguistics courses and another 30 points from the elective courses.
It is recommended you take no more than two taught courses in a given semester.
Students can study a Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics.
Graduates of the Master in Linguistics will be highly trained in the theories and contemporary methodologies of Linguistics and skillful in a range of complementary analytical, critical and linguistic skills. These will include an understanding of:
Start date: Monthly by arrangement with supervisor
A student for this degree needs to have either:
In addition, all students must be approved by the Head of Department of Linguistics and the Dean of Arts (Academic).
Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements
Application deadline: At least 6 months before the planned start date.
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