UniversityUniversity of Auckland
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Complete a second masters degree in an Arts subject.
The MLitt is an alternative to the PhD if you already have a masters degree and want to complete a substantial research project. You can complete an MLitt in most subjects offered by the Faculty of Arts, subject to approval and availability of supervision. You may be able to further your research interests in the same subject as your first masters degree, or undertake research in a new area.
One year of full-time study or up to two years of consecutive part-time study
Linguistics is the study of language as a human activity.
Our capacity for language sets us apart from other species, and is an important part of our national and ethnic identities.
Linguistics explores how we combine words into phrases and sentences, how we convey social information and social goals, how language changes, how children learn language, and even how we understand what is meant but has not been said.
Where can Linguistics take you?
Linguistics can prepare you for a career in language education, speech and language therapy, journalism, broadcasting, advertising, marketing, artificial intelligence, machine translation, speech synthesis and recognition and forensic linguistics.
Where could this programme take you?
An MLitt could be useful for a range of academic or professional careers, especially if you don’t want to undertake doctoral study.
Further study options
1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.
You need to have completed a masters degree in any discipline from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 4.0 or higher.
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.