This staged MA programme in Field Linguistics will appeal if you:
The MA is taught in partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL International, as part of Redcliffe's Centre for Linguistics, Translation and Literacy (formerly ETP UK).
The course leader is Cathy Bartram.
The MA in Field Linguistics is validated by the University of Gloucestershire.
The taught component of the MA takes place at Redcliffe College. The 18-week Postgraduate Certificate stage is followed by a supervised field internship of up to two years*. To gain the MA, the Postgraduate Diploma and Dissertation stages are then completed. Assignments draw on practical examples and experience in a cross-cultural translation setting.
The MA will cover the following issues relevant to linguistics and translation:
Individual modules are outlined below - please follow the links for more detailed information about each component.
Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)
Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)
Dissertation if doing full MA
Your dissertation is expected to be on a topic resulting from research undertaken in your field internship, supervised jointly by staff from Redcliffe’s Centre for Linguistics, Translation and Literacy, SIL International, or other appropriately-qualified field staff.
Please note: The usual entry requirements for a Redcliffe College postgraduate course apply. In addition, we require assurance that you expect to have a suitable internship assignment with SIL International or equivalent in another setting.
Detailed programme specifications are available for download here.
* The two-year gap between the PGCert stage and the PGDip stage is to enable students to put into practice what they have learned in the PGCert stage modules and to gain experience and data that can be used in the PGDip stage modules. Students with previous field experience and access to relevant data can take the PGDip stage immediately after completing the PGCert stage. Non-Wycliffe students who are members of another mission agency may undertake an appropriate field assignment with their mission agency. In addition, other possible ways of completing the MA are open to negotiation – please contact the Course Leader, Phil King or the Director of CLTL.
Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert): 23 July - 30 November 2018.
There will be no lectures during 22 to 26 October 2018.
Application deadline: 11 June 2018
Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip): 7 January - 7 June 2019
There will be no lectures during 14 to 22 February, or 8 to 12 April 2019.
Application deadline: Monday 26 November 2018
For full course dates, please click here: 2019
The tuition fees for 2019 are as follows: PGDip: £2,500, Dissertation: £900.
For information about accommodation, please see our living in Gloucester page. For more details about course fee breakdown, see our course fees page.
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