To complete the MA degree, you will need to pass in six modules over two terms, after which you will undertake a research project with the guidance of a supervisor and write a thesis. Students who complete only the six modules, and do not write a research thesis, can graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma. Those who wish to do so can complete a Postgraduate Certificate by passing three modules.
MA and Postgraduate Diploma
You will complete the six modules during the programmes. We offer a compulsory year-long module on Research Methods. In the first term you will take one compulsory module (recent examples have included Syntax and Morphology for Language Teaching) and one or two optional modules. In the second term you will take two compulsory modules (recent examples have included Theories of Second Language Learning; Discourse Analysis and Language Teaching) and may also take one optional module.